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Editorials, Opinion

Editorial: Processing fear, shock after Trump’s victory

Editorial: Processing fear, shock after Trump’s victory

The country woke up yesterday to a long election season that ended with Donald Trump as our president-elect. To many, his win is a triumph over a runaway country, a reviled political establishment, or both. To many others – to the plurality of voters nationwide, who voted for Hillary Clinton […]

by × November 10, 2016 × 2 comments

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Editorial: America at a point of reckoning

Editorial: America at a point of reckoning

The United States is at an ideological tipping point.

by × November 3, 2016 × 1 comment

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Editorial: Native lives deserve our attention

Renee Davis was five months pregnant when she was fatally shot by King County sheriff’s deputies checking on her welfare Friday night, her foster sister, Danielle Bargala, told the Seattle Times.

by × October 27, 2016 × 0 comments

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Editorial: Discussion is the foundation of change

Editorial: Discussion is the foundation of change

A new report, released by PEN America on Monday, examines the growing debate over free speech on college campuses. Titled “And Campus for All: Diversity, Inclusion and Freedom of Speech at U.S. Universities,” the 102-page document covers a broad range of issues, including trigger warnings, microaggressions, safe spaces and controversial campus speakers.

by × October 20, 2016 × 0 comments

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Editorial: Prison conditions constitute slavery

Editorial: Prison conditions constitute slavery

Over a month ago, the largest prison strike in the history of the U.S. began. Prisoners in 24 states and 40 to 50 prisons pledged to join the strike, according to the Intercept. As of Sunday, actions had been reported at facilities in Alabama, Michigan, Washington state, South Carolina, Ohio and California over the past four weeks, according to BuzzFeed.

by × October 13, 2016 × 4 comments

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Editorial: Massachusetts voters should understand ballot measures

Editorial: Massachusetts voters should understand ballot measures

While all eyes are on the national presidential election, with most political analyses focusing on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump – with the occasional bone thrown to Jill Stein or Gary Johnson – big things are brewing in local politics. Four ballot measures are slated to appear on the Massachusetts ballot on Nov. 8, according to Ballotpedia.

by × October 6, 2016 × 1 comment

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Editorial: Nestlé not solely to blame

Editorial: Nestlé not solely to blame

Bottled water giant Nestlé has come under fire – again – for purchasing a well in Ontario that Centre Wellington, a small Canadian township, had been trying to buy, according to The Canadian Press.

by × September 29, 2016 × 1 comment

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Editorial: Black Americans still under siege

Editorial: Black Americans still under siege

Another young black boy from Ohio, “armed” with nothing but a BB gun, was fatally shot by a white police officer on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

Another.

by × September 21, 2016 × 53 comments

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Editorial: Manning decision should set precedent for transgender prisoners

Editorial: Manning decision should set precedent for transgender prisoners

The U.S. Army ruled Tuesday that Private Chelsea Manning, who is serving a 35-year prison term for passing classified files to WikiLeaks, will be allowed to receive gender transition surgery, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

by × September 15, 2016 × 136 comments

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Editorial: Stand with Native Americans on Dakota Access Pipeline

Editorial: Stand with Native Americans on Dakota Access Pipeline

A federal judge temporarily halted construction Tuesday on some, but not all, of a $3.8 billion oil pipeline slated to pass through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. The Dakota Access Pipeline has been met with resistance by Native American tribes who say they will be affected by the pipeline’s close proximity to their sacred sites and water supplies. The Standing Rock Sioux tribe took its complaint a step further, suing the federal agency responsible for the construction.

by × September 7, 2016 × 1 comment