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The political game of Supreme Court confirmations

Scout Hutchinson, Opinion Editor April 21, 2022

On April 7, 2022, Ketanji Brown Jackson made history by becoming the first Black woman nominated to the Supreme Court in its 233-year history. Jackson was confirmed with all members of the Democratic...

Illustration by Kai Bowen.

A quick critique of our liberal bubble

Bella Hunter , Columnist February 10, 2022

In any hyperpolitical age there comes a time when the rational and moral capacity of the people on the other side is called into question. We are in such a time now. This division of beliefs and values...

Bipartisanship will either save or destroy climate change reform

Scout Hutchinson , Opinion Editor November 11, 2021

This week has resulted in a major win for combating climate change and U.S. infrastructure as the House passed a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. While this result, being a major step for...

Destigmatizing rural America

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Columnist April 15, 2021

When the 2016 election spurred a fresh wave of vitriol about “coastal elites,” many liberals leaned into the epithet, some flippantly reclaiming the term: Sure, I’m a coastal elite! In doing so,...

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