The Minnesota Republic

Bernie made me conservative

Bernie made me conservative

Nakul Suresh, Writer

October 12, 2019

Bernie or bust. How could elitist, corporatist and establishment Hillary represent the common man? Her views have changed about as often as Bill Clinton has had affairs. She’s evolved from a self-identified moderate to a faux progressive. Instead, I was craving a breath of fresh air during the 2016...

Minneapolis police are failing downtown

Minneapolis police are failing downtown

Addison Scufsa, A&E Editor

October 10, 2019

Before I started working at a hotel in downtown Minneapolis, I had little experience wandering around the area. Having to commute daily via the light rail station at Nicollet or the Hawthorne parking ramp near 10th and Hawthorne, I quickly learned what I needed to do to avoid trouble. Despite the ...

Weed, and why it needs to be legal

Weed, and why it needs to be legal

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Approval for marijuana legalization is extremely high in the United States (63% think it should be legal, according to a 2018 Pew Research Center poll). Among those polled, Millennials showed the highest percentage of approval (73%) compared to Gen X (63%), Boomer (54%), and Silent (39%) generations....

New allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

New allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Brandon Prichard, Contributor

September 26, 2019

I have an honest question. Is due process even a legal standard anymore? If so, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is not receiving any form of legal justice as he continues to be slandered for vague allegations which supposedly occurred over three decades ago. In a “news analysis” article rele...

Trump pokes a hole in democrat’s impeachment inquiry

Trump pokes a hole in democrat’s impeachment inquiry

Max Fagan, Contributor

September 26, 2019

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, and the democrats launched a formal inquiry into the impeachment of President Trump. She stated that, "he must be held accountable - no one is above the law.” After Congress heard about President Trump's phone call to Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky, they immediately...

The ever increasing danger of climate change

The ever increasing danger of climate change

Danny Panken, Contributor

September 26, 2019

In August when this summer’s European heatwave finally made its way to Greenland, it began to hit the ice sheet that covers 80% of the country, and once again resumed its melting. This heatwave has been particularly horrible leaving over 900 died people across Denmark and Sweden as many people in these...

The Curious Case of Tulsi Gabbard

The Curious Case of Tulsi Gabbard

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

September 26, 2019

From day one, Tulsi Gabbard has had a hard job convincing people on why she should be president. However almost no one doubts that she is qualified – the first Samoan American and first Hindu elected to Congress, the youngest woman ever elected to a state legislature, a combat vet deployed to Iraq...

Trudeau brownface incident swept under the rug

Trudeau brownface incident swept under the rug

McKenna Barnett, Contributor

September 26, 2019

As the upcoming Canadian federal election quickly approaches, the Conservative and New Democratic parties are hoping to take over the majority currently maintained by the incumbent Liberal Party, led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The Liberal Party aligns their platform on the ideals of reducing climate...

Does restricting vaping help or hurt university students?

Does restricting vaping help or hurt university students?

Casey McCabe, Editor

September 26, 2019

Since its advent in 1963 there has been much controversy over the safety of vaping as opposed to traditional smoking.  Although the devices that deliver users high levels of nicotine via an aerosol vapor have been marketed as a safe alternative to traditional smoking, in recent months there have bee...

Augsburg’s unstated political views promote exclusivity

Augsburg’s unstated political views promote exclusivity

Tiana Meador, Editor in Chief

September 18, 2019

On September 3rd, 2019 Augburg's A-Mail, a platform for submitted news and announcements had an event posted with the title, "Undoing White Body Supremacy Series" and invitation for,  "Any white faculty or staff, interested in building anti-racist community and building culture among white bodies." The...

Crypto currency, volatile, catastrophic

Crypto currency, volatile, catastrophic

William Engstrom, Writer

September 16, 2019

On December 17th, 2017 Bitcoin topped off at being worth $19,723.21. At Bitcoin's inception, just a few years ago, Bitcoin sold for less than a cent. It’s no wonder how popular and important an understanding cryptocurrency is in todays world. At first glance, most people, whether investors or not, si...

Hidden in the flock: fake Catholics in the Democratic Party

Hidden in the flock: fake Catholics in the Democratic Party

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

September 12, 2019

The days of religion influencing public policy in meaningful ways are over, no matter what watchers and readers of The Handmaid’s Tale may say. While America has always had the “separation of Church and State,” there was an undeniable reality that America was a nation apologetically founded by Christians, and for...

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