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Vol. CLIV, Issue 4
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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...

Idaho Republican proposes initiative to breach four Snake River dams as part of President Biden’s infrastructure bill

Jessie Brandt, Staff Reporter April 29, 2021

A Republican congressman has proposed that the four lower Snake River dams be breached. Idaho Rep. Mike Simpson’s $35.5 billion Columbia Basin Initiative, put forward as part of President Biden’s infrastructure...

Understanding the impeachment process from the perspectives of the Whitman community

Jessica Lilly, Staff Reporter February 6, 2020

Impeachment — the issue dominating national headlines — has drawn varying levels of attention from the Whitman community. Of the 15 students in the dining hall asked by The Wire to go on record...

Illustration by Haley King

Shocked congressmen realize Capitol Building looks like a boob

CJ Fritz, Old Bowl of Pasta November 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. – On a rainy day in the nation’s capital, two aging senators nervously sip scotch in a chic bar, too disturbed to make eye contact with each other. I sit across from Senators Schuck...

Illustration by Haley King

Democrats Must Change to Succeed

Harry Kelso, Columnist January 25, 2018

The last time we had a national election in 2016, the Whitman campus was in disarray. It is now 2018, and the political world is in disarray about whether or not the Democratic Party will control the House...

NSA Activity Cannot be Ignored

Bill Landefeld December 5, 2013
Just when you thought you could escape the madness of class just before finals, Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald leak another classified National Security Agency (NSA) document that shakes the world.

Passage of Legislative Agenda Requires Parlimentary Reform

Daniel Merritt February 21, 2013
The key to passing Obama's progressive agenda, or really any agenda in the future, is the passage of significant parliamentary reform. If we want to keep any party from simply being the "party of no," we need to take away the structural tools that make blanket obstructionism possible.
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