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Has the Postal Service Outlived its Usefulness?

Has the Postal Service Outlived its Usefulness?

Mitch Bendis

November 6, 2017

For centuries, American culture was tied deeply to the post office. The national postal delivery system, although changed and amended several times, has remained intact since Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General in 1775. Since Franklin’s time in the post, the postal service ha...

Red Alert: Brazile Sounds the Alarm

Red Alert: Brazile Sounds the Alarm

Michael Geiger

November 6, 2017

On the morning of November 2nd, the Democratic Party made it official: the witch is dead. In anexcerpt from her upcoming book,Donna Brazileleft scorch marks on the campaign that was run by Hillary Clinton and clearly established Bernie Sanders as the future of the party. The piece, while laughably self-aggrand...

Northern Irish Unionists Hate Democracy

Northern Irish Unionists Hate Democracy

Mitch Bendis

November 6, 2017

If you are like most people, you know nothing about the politics of Northern Ireland.No one expects you to: as the Irish have been systematically oppressed politically and economically for over 800 years because they have refused to abandon their native language and religion to their conquerors, the Br...

Pissed Off Patriot: The Paradoxical Left

Pissed Off Patriot: The Paradoxical Left

Pissed Off Patriot

November 6, 2017

The political left still fails to make sense, and their following baffles me. Aside from the left’s support of economic policies that have a body countof 100 million people, and the suffering of countless more. The narratives are more important to them, it is a pitiful attempt at grabbing our emot...

Pay for Play: Should Prostitution Be Legal?

Pay for Play: Should Prostitution Be Legal?

Nicholas Johnson

November 6, 2017

Let’s talk about sex. No, we aren’t going to get into any of the fun stuff. We’re going to talk about prostitution, and the legalization thereof. So let’s get… hehe… down and dirty. All kidding aside, it’s a serious topic that warrants a serious, grown-up discussion. But if you think I’m not...

The Republic’s endorsements for Mayor; Wards 2, 3, 6

The Republic’s endorsements for Mayor; Wards 2, 3, 6

Nathan Amundson

November 6, 2017

In advance of the November 7 election, the Minnesota Republic would like to announce our endorsements for Mayor of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis City Council in Wards 2, 3 and 6, all of which have high student populations. We weighed these endorsements carefully, and we would like to emphasize that our op...

Recent Mining Comments Show Failure to Understand Each Other

Recent Mining Comments Show Failure to Understand Each Other

Addison Scufsa

November 6, 2017

In a recent New York Times article by Reid Forgrave, Becky Rom, leader of Save the Boundary Waters, was quoted as saying, “Danny Forsman drives to the mine in his truck, comes home and watches TV, and he doesn’t know this world exists,” and her husband Reid Carron said, “They want somebody to ju...

An Honest Conversation about the Drug War

An Honest Conversation about the Drug War

Nicholas Johnson

November 6, 2017

Let’s talk about drugs. Yeah, that’s right. This ain’t your grandpa’s center-right/libertarian college magazine. I know what you kids want to talk about. And what a time to have these conversations. The sticky icky (or ganja, weed, bud, loud, Mary Jane, kush, pot, and other monikers for marijuana I ...

Trump and the Media: an Unlikely Love Story

Trump and the Media: an Unlikely Love Story

Michael Geiger

November 6, 2017

Asked on October 19th by reporters to grade his administration’s response to the tragic events in Puerto Rico, Donald Trump declared, “I give ourselves a ten.” He then went on to later claim that the situation was even worse than the one created by Hurricane Katrina. This came a week after his October...

Trump Administration Determined to Protect the Unborn

Trump Administration Determined to Protect the Unborn

Marissa Huberty

November 6, 2017

Earlier this month, President Trump’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) declared that “human life begins at conception” and vowed to protect citizens “from conception to natural death.” HHS Secretary Tom Price drafted the pro-life plan in September 2017, although he resigned la...

Public Transit is in Jeopardy

Public Transit is in Jeopardy

Mitch Bendis

November 6, 2017

Ever since the horse-drawn omnibus was introduced in the 1820s, public transportation has been integral in American history. Whether it be by rail, street, or water, the transit of large amounts of individuals over the past two centuries has largely been handled by government. To find an example in yo...

Eminem’s Use of Identity Politics

Eminem’s Use of Identity Politics

Mitchell Rolling

November 6, 2017

“Eminem is back,” read the headlines on Facebook and YouTube last week in reference to the rapper’s new freestyle cipher, The Storm, performed during BET’s award show. But considering the clever imagery Eminem used in his video, I would offer a more fitting headline: “Eminem, welcome.” We...

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