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Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Dark Brandon and our crumbling democracy

Dark Brandon and our crumbling democracy

Natalie Comerford, Opinion Columnist October 27, 2022

On Sept. 1, 2022, in Philadelphia, Biden delivered a speech perched between two Marines, warning about current threats to American democracy. The internet responded by turning him into a meme. And...

Horses demand their dewormer from anti-vaxxers

Conor Bartol, Ass-half of the two-person horse costume September 23, 2021

Misinformation, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience: the effort to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 has faced a lot of hurdles, least of which is some people’s propensity to turn toward untested “treatments”...

Senate Republicans decline to raise minimum wage, offer iTunes gift cards instead

Sam Huston, soundcloud rapper March 18, 2021

With the federal minimum wage’s growth flatter than Nebraska and CEO salaries rising like the Himalayas, the time seemed ripe for a minimum wage increase. Senate Republicans, or at least a portion of...

Illustration by Shasta Soles.

If Biden is committed to the First Amendment, he must stop the persecution of Julian Assange

Michael Conlin-Elsen, Columnist February 25, 2021

If Biden is as serious about the truth as he claims to be, he should stop pursuing espionage charges against publisher and journalist Julian Assange. Assange is the founder of WikiLeaks, an organization...

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

Ava Liponis, Columnist 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

Sile Surman, Columnist 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

Ava Liponis, Columnist 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

Scout Hutchinson, Columnist 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

Andy Burnstein, Senior 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...

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

Clubs and community members rally for presidential primary

Grace Jackson, News Reporter 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...

Illustration by Elie Flanagan

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...

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...

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