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New allegations against Brett Kavanaugh

Brett Kavanaugh. Image courtesy of iStock.

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

President Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. Image courtesy of iStock.

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 posing in brownface back in 2001. Image courtesy of iStock.

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

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

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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...

The U.S. Open severely disappoints

The U.S. Open severely disappoints

Aditya Saxena, Contributor

September 12, 2019

Like the millions of devoted tennis spectators worldwide, I too, ardently kept myself abreast with what rather ended up as a dull and mostly disappointing season of the U.S. Open. The 139th edition of this hard-court grand slam tournament was indicative of an uncomfortable change in the internationa...

Trump vs. China proves patience is a virtue

Max Fagan, Contributor

September 12, 2019

With a U.S. goods trade deficit from China of nearly $420 billion in 2018, one of President Trump's primary campaign goals is to help eliminate some of the ridiculously large deficits we are forced to bear. The Trump administration believes that these practices have put U.S. companies at a disad...

Brexit insanity and inanity

Thomas Farrell, Contributor

September 12, 2019

The United Kingdom democratically voted to withdraw from the European Union over three years ago on June 23, 2016. In a referendum that shocked the world, over half of the country voted to leave the political and economic union that it had been a part of since 1973. Originally intended as an economic...

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