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The morality of voting for the “lesser of two evils”

November 19, 2020

Voting as it is practiced under U.S. “democracy” is a process by which eligible people are obligated to choose between narrowly determined policies and politicians. All youth under the age of 18, convicted...

Bye bye, Betsy DeVos

November 19, 2020

I know I’m not alone when I express my excitement for the U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos leaving office. Educators everywhere celebrated the news on Nov. 7, sharing their joy on social media...

What this record-breaking election can tell us

November 12, 2020

The 2020 election is finally over and broke quite a few records. Voters set a new record for early votes, casting 101 million pre-election ballots. This figure is roughly twice as high as the number of...

Democratic candidates should act like your cool government teacher

September 17, 2020

Election night 2016, I found myself confused and bewildered while my dog slept soundly beside me (oblivious to what was going on... Oh to be a dog!), hoping for the delegate numbers to magically change....

OP-ED: Why the left lost, a post-mortem

If we want to win in 2024, we’ll need to listen to the voters
April 14, 2020

When Bernie Sanders lost Super Tuesday and subsequent primaries by an embarrassing margin to Joe Biden, and again when he dropped out this past Wednesday, many of his supporters were not just angry, but...

Clubs and community members rally for presidential primary

Students canvass and promote political engagement for the Democratic presidential primary. Photos contributed by Elle Pollock and Andy Burnstein
March 12, 2020

Whitman clubs and community members have taken up the charge to organize and create excitement around the 2020 primary presidential election. Washington state voted in the primary election on March...

Facebook’s new advertising policy

Illustration by Elie Flanagan
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...

Don’t believe Trump’s Biden-Ukraine smear

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...

Debate Title IX Investigation Prompted By Sexual Assault

May 20, 2013

This article was written by Shelly Le, Rachel Alexander and Karah Kemmerly. Emily Lin-Jones and Blair Hanley Frank contributed additional reporting. This article is the second in a three-part series...

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