The Minnesota Republic

The Federal Reserve and a Look into the Future

Will Engstrom

March 25, 2019

The economy can often be quite confusing. Checks and balances, bulls or bears, interest rates, and even inflation can be scary concepts at times. Recently, in a CBS "60 Minutes" Report, Scott Pelley and the 60 Minutes crew gave an in-depth overview of the Federal Reserve. This included an exclusive inte...

Who is Andrew Yang and Why Are Trump Fans Supporting Him?

Thomas Farrell

March 24, 2019

   We are just over two years into the Trump presidency and a lot has already been accomplished. From new Supreme Court justices to moves toward peace with North Korea, Trump has done more than many people expected. However, for a small, dedicated cabal of Trump’s “core supporters,” it has no...

Let the UMPD Keep Their Guns

March 23, 2019

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) held their annual elections. Voting is done online, and the election allows University of Minnesota students to both vote for MSA representatives and to vote on specific issues that various student organizations have posed. Like the administr...

Cost of Entitlement Programs Threatens Congressional Budgeting Power

Nathan Harman

March 21, 2019

As politicians begin deliberations in Washington on the national budget again, one focal point of policymakers will likely be how mandatory spending programs are taking up a much larger portion of the federal budget year after year. According to the Congressional Budget Office’s findings released ...

Town Hall Meeting on UMN’s Growing Transportation Issue

Tiana Meador

March 12, 2019

On Tuesday, March 12, Lauren Meyers, head of the Minnesota Student Association (MSA) sent an email blast to students across campus with the subject field, "Riding the Struggle Bus," inviting students to participate in a town hall meeting with Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) to discuss the gr...

Trump Addresses CPAC in Longest Speech of Presidency (news)

Michael Geiger

March 8, 2019

For the 3rd consecutive year, President Donald Trump visited the Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, MD to speak to a crowd of over 10,000 people. The speech lasted over two hours, making it the longest of Trump’s entire presidency. President Trump spoke on a number of issues, an...

VP Slams Socialism in CPAC Speech (news)

Michael Geiger

March 8, 2019

On Friday, March 1st, Vice President Mike Pence took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference to address a jam-packed ballroom on a wide range of issues. The topic that the Vice President spent the most time on, however, was the rise of socialism in the Democratic Party.  Pence told the ...

The Weaponization of Title 9

Ryan Calvert

March 8, 2019

  Tucker Center affiliated scholar Kent Kaiser, Ph.D. paid the Minnesota Students for Liberty a visit on Tuesday February 12th for a presentation regarding the weaponization of Title Nine. The U of M grad opened by thanking those in attendance and reiterating the general terminology f...

Robert Kraft False Starts

Brandon Glandt

March 8, 2019

  Robert Kraft, 77, is the owner of the New England Patriots. Kraft is noted to have donated over $400 million to multiple nonprofits organizations and universities of the last 50 years. His generosity has made him an icon on the east coast.  Kraft, is facing two misdemeanor counts of solici...

Amazon Cancels Expansion in New York

February 26, 2019

  Last week Amazon, the Seattle-based online eCommerce giant, announced that it had cancelled plans to expand its corporate operations to Long Island City, New York in a stunning about-face after the yearlong beauty pageant-like selection process that considered over 200 locations across the count...

Marijuana legalization: Minnesota’s next step?

Tiana Meador

February 20, 2019

As of Nov. 6 2018, Michigan became the 10th state to join Colorado, Alaska, California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, Massachusetts, Vermont, Maine, and the District of Columbia to fully legalize marijuana. The divisive issue that faces Minnesota is not traditionally a partisan issue however, although ...

Dorm Hero Strives for Safety in Resident Halls

Timothy Wilmot

February 8, 2019

On the evening of Jan. 25, a hero in a freshman dorm on campus posed as a Community Advisor to restore peace on a rowdy night of partying. He dressed in an outfit similar to that of the CA’s who do their rounds at night to ensure that residents are abiding by the noise and substance use rules that ar...

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