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President Donald J. Trump has set new precedents during his term.

Op-ed: An enlightening four years

Jonas D. Ruzek, contributor December 7, 2020

By blatantly breaking from some of the United States’ most fundamental precedents and laws, President Donald J. Trump has unwittingly taught us what a president can and cannot do.  Perversely, and...

Increased polarization in recent years have rung alarms for many about the political fate of our country.

Op-ed: Polarization is the inevitable fate of the two-party system

Mia Merchant, contributor December 7, 2020

It’s what George Washington warned against in his farewell address: the bitter partisan divides and false loyalties as a result of our opposing parties have come true. But Washington anticipated fights...

Americans across the country protested against racial injustice.

Column: The views of the far-left are rooted in good merits; those of the far-right are not

George LaBour, columnist December 6, 2020

I’m friends with communists and socialists, and they are some of the most kind-hearted people I know. I’ve never met a fascist I liked one bit. In a recently published Huntington News op-ed, the...

The Northeastern administration has not implemented a pass/fail system this semester.

Op-ed: Northeastern should implement universal pass/fail

Edith Olmsted, contributor December 3, 2020

Universal opt-in pass/fail is the correction to NUflex’s failures.  Pass/fail, the system by which students can forgo a formal letter grade and either pass or fail a class, is just as necessary now...

The polling industry is under scrutiny after the results of many races in the 2020 U.S. election diverged widely from its predicted outcome.

Column: Dear media outlets, your polls have failed the American public for far too long

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist December 2, 2020

As the presidential election comes to a close, we have an astronomical problem on our hands. As readers and viewers of the news, we always see a tsunami of polls every election cycle. Throughout the 2016...

A vaccine is almost ready to be distributed to the public, but significant social barriers remain.

Op-ed: A COVID-19 vaccine is almost ready. We need to convince the American public to take it.

Lucas Cooperman, contributor December 2, 2020

When the coronavirus began to ravage the United States this past March, Americans were largely caught by surprise and had to play catch-up in order to slow the deadly virus’ spread. We needed a plan,...

Social media has become an influential political platform.

Column: Social media influence in a digital age

Taylor Hsu, columnist December 1, 2020

Social media has become fully integrated into both our lives and society. The rise of social media activism has not just expanded the possibilities for direct communication or activism across international...

Some question the sincerity of activism performed by large companies.

Op-ed: Fast fashion companies need to stop hiding behind performance activism

Maeve Singer, contributor November 25, 2020

In the months leading up to the 2020 U.S. election, social media apps I regularly use aggressively encouraged young people to exercise their right to vote. These apps provided links to voter registration...

Op-ed: I’m not a socialist or a Trump supporter. Is there a place for me in American politics?

Op-ed: I’m not a socialist or a Trump supporter. Is there a place for me in American politics?

Arjun Ramachandrula, contributor November 25, 2020

As President Donald J. Trump refuses to concede the election, despite being defeated by former Vice President Joe Biden, the gap between people on the left and those on the right could not be further apart....

Women are disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 recession.

Column: Women struggle to gain gender equality and COVID-19 doesn’t help

Madison Boudreau Popovic, columnist November 22, 2020

Gender inequality is something many women are too well acquainted with. Women have fought for gender equality for countless years, but some of these efforts may be undone because of the COVID-19 pandemic....

Senate election results continue to be counted.

Column: Democrats didn’t take back the Senate — what now for Biden’s agenda?

Jacob Kemp, columnist November 17, 2020

After entering Election Day with high hopes and a promising field of candidates to flip the Senate, Democrats ultimately failed to do so, leaving few paths for Biden to effectively enact his agenda.  Democrats...

The Electoral College is a unique feature of the American electoral system.

Op-ed: The Electoral College is an erosion of American democracy

Elena Plumb, contributor November 12, 2020

In response to President Donald J. Trump’s calls to “stop the count” of legally-casted mail-in ballots, protestors gathered in the streets of several U.S. cities, hoisting picket signs denouncing...

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