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Sunshine State Opera- The Drama of Florida’s Midterm Elections

Charlie Gers

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

   The presidential election of 2000, the closest race in modern political history, was a historical election cycle that will forever be remembered in American politics. Unlike any other previous presidential election, the 2000 presidential election was decided by the U.S. Supreme Court aft...

A Campus Divided: UMN, please lead by example

Tiana Meador

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In Mar. 2018 University of Minnesota's student government voted unanimously to rename Coffman Memorial Union simply to Memorial Union, to condemn the racially discriminatory practices of previous president, Lotus D. Coffman. However, currently, Coffman still stands with its same name, along with a fe...

The Establishment Strikes Back

Michael Geiger

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

One of the main appeals to Donald Trump's presidential run was his supposed status as an anti-establishment figure. And whether you buy into that narrative or not in 2016, Trump’s relationship with the GOP establishment has undeniably had its peaks and valleys these past few years.   In May of 20...

Yes President Trump, Climate Change is Important

Addison Scufsa

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

While President Trump has done some fantastic things for the United States, one issue that has always left me scratching my head is his view on climate change. In the face of an impending crisis, Trump has made almost every wrong decision possible on this issue, proving he is either willfully ignorant or...

University of Utah Murder Raises Important Issues

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

On Monday, October 22nd, University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey was found dead in the backseat of a car. The 21-year-old communications major had dated her killer, Melvin Rowland, for about a month after meeting him at a bar where he worked as a bouncer. She broke off the relationship on October 9t...

The President’s Blind Spot

Michael Geiger

November 7, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Just over five weeks ago, a caravan of roughly 7,000 Central American immigrants departed from Honduras. This event has become an avatar for President Trump, and he is pressing the advantage on what he views as a winning issue for Republicans.  The Wall™ was the signature policy proposal of Trump...

Bailey Hall’s Unwilling Residents Deserve a Voice

Ellie Poppler

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  When coming to the University of Minnesota as a freshman, I was anxiously awaiting my dorm assignment. Would I end up in 17th? Superblock? When asked by friends and family where I wanted to end up, I would reply with the same answer, that I didn’t care and no matter what happened, I would e...

Megyn Kelly: PC vs Free Speech

Olivia Oehmcke

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  Political commentator, journalist, and talk show host Megyn Kelly has been under public scrutiny since making some questionable remarks on her NBC show, “Megyn Kelly Today” on Tuesday, October 23rd.  During a segment titled “Halloween Costume Crackdown”, Kelly discussed the use of black...

Avenatti Surrounds Himself in Controversy as He Prepares for a Presidential Bid

Tor Anderbeck

November 5, 2018


Filed under Opinion

  It is unclear who attorney Michael Avenatti is trying to please. In the past few weeks, he has managed to antagonize both liberals and conservatives. According to CNN, Senator Chuck Grassley has referred Avenatti to the Justice Department for criminal investigation for lying about Kavanaugh to the ju...

Poetic Justice

Michael Geiger

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion

The Honorable Brett Kavanaugh was officially sworn into the Supreme Court of the United States at 6 a.m. on October 6. The quiet ceremony held in the Justices’ Conference Room of the Supreme Court Building sharply contrasted the din surrounding the candidate since the announcement of his nomination by...

Donald Trump needs to capitalize on his text audience

Tiana Meador

October 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Before attending a Trump rally in 2016, I signed up for President Trump's messaging service and I thought I would receive news alerts, but I have only received glorified propaganda. The statement, "Text Trump to 88022," was omnipresent throughout Trump's campaign, but details regarding the messaging...

Too Sasse Too Furious

Michael Geiger

October 2, 2018


Filed under Opinion

In the past week, Ben Sasse stated to multiple outlets that he thinks about leaving the Republican Party “every morning when I wake up.” He also remarked, “We should be focused on the long term, and I'd love to see the party of Lincoln and Reagan get back to its roots." During the confirmation hearin...

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