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Kamala’s kryptonite

Kamala’s kryptonite

Sean Gannon, Columnist

December 9, 2019

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2020 Democratic Primary is the stunning collapse of Sen. Kamala Harris. On the outset of her campaign in January, she was the betting favorite to secure the nomination. Lauded for her intelligence, political talent and grit, her position as a pragmatist, person of colo...

Not all votes are equal

Not all votes are equal

Sean Gannon, Columnist

November 14, 2019

National polls can give you the wrong impression. Reading them, a casual observer may deduce that Democrats are primed to defeat Donald Trump in 2020. Our three front-runners — Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders — are each beating the incumbent in hypothetical matchups by more than seven per...

Facebook’s new advertising policy

Facebook’s new advertising policy

Mat Chapin, Columnist

November 7, 2019

In the past couple of weeks, Mark Zuckerberg has come under increasing scrutiny for Facebook’s policy concerning false and un-fact checked political advertising. In what seems to be a response to right-wing criticism of bias, Facebook has announced that it will allow the Trump campaign to pay for u...

Don’t believe Trump’s Biden-Ukraine smear

Sean Gannon, Columnist

October 19, 2019

When it comes to weaponizing misinformation for political gain, Donald Trump is a talented man. Just ask Hillary Clinton. Trump capitalized on her sloppiness with her private email server, hammering in the “but Hillary’s emails...” exaggerations and lies until a majority of Americans thought s...

Eliminating private insurance is election-losing politics

Sean Gannon, Columnist

October 3, 2019

At the heart of the 2020 Democratic Primary is the question of private health insurance: should we eliminate private insurance in favor of a mandatory Medicare-for-All system run by the federal government? Or might a public option be a more practical avenue towards universal healthcare coverage, giving Ame...

Why Trump Will Win Again

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 26, 2019

With the Democratic primaries underway, the country and the rest of the world are reminded of the upcoming 2020 election and the possibility of another four years of the Trump administration. Many do not really care about who the Democratic nominee will be because Trump "will win anyway." While there ...

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