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Editorial: Liberal elitism downplays true issues

Editorial: Liberal elitism downplays true issues

November 16, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

In the aftermath of last week’s presidential election results, there has been a slew of finger-pointing. It was the media. It was sexism. It was racism. It was Hillary Clinton’s lack of likability. And, pervasively, it was 59 million uneducated, poor white folks who don’t know what’s good for ...

Editorial: Processing fear, shock after Trump’s victory

Editorial: Processing fear, shock after Trump’s victory

November 10, 2016


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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 – i...

Editorial: America at a point of reckoning

Editorial: America at a point of reckoning

November 3, 2016


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The United States is at an ideological tipping point. According to a 2016 report from the Pew Research Center, today, 93 percent of Republicans are more conservative than the average Democrat, while 94 percent of Democrats are more liberal than the average Republican. Two decades ago, those numbers were muc...

Editorial: Native lives deserve our attention

October 27, 2016


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TRIGGER WARNING: This editorial contains material which may be upsetting or harmful to anyone affected by police violence. 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 t...

Editorial: Discussion is the foundation of change

Editorial: Discussion is the foundation of change

October 19, 2016


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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, microa...

Editorial: Prison conditions constitute slavery

Editorial: Prison conditions constitute slavery

October 13, 2016


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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 Californ...

Editorial: Massachusetts voters should understand ballot measures

Editorial: Massachusetts voters should understand ballot measures

October 5, 2016


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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 b...

Editorial: Nestlé not solely to blame

Editorial: Nestlé not solely to blame

September 29, 2016


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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. According to Business Insider, Mayor Kelly Linton said the township had hoped to purchase the well to ensure that citizens would have a guaranteed water...

Editorial: Black Americans still under siege

Editorial: Black Americans still under siege

September 21, 2016


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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. Autopsy reports suggest that more likely than not, 13-year-old Tyre King was running away when he was shot by Columbus, Ohio police officer Bryan Mason. Michigan medical examiner Dr. Francisco Diaz noted that King suffered gunshot wounds to the temple, collar bon...

Editorial: Manning decision should set precedent for transgender prisoners

Editorial: Manning decision should set precedent for transgender prisoners

September 14, 2016


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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). According to Reuters, Manning, who came out as a transgender woman after being convicted of espionage, began a hunger strike...

Editorial: Stand with Native Americans on Dakota Access Pipeline

Editorial: Stand with Native Americans on Dakota Access Pipeline

September 7, 2016


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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...

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