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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. While...

Passage of Legislative Agenda Requires Parlimentary Reform

Daniel Merritt February 21, 2013

Last Tuesday, President Obama laid out his vision for the next year in the State of the Union: His agenda included comprehensive immigration reform, gun control and expansion of American manufacturing. Optimistically,...

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