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A Coming Out Day crisis? Not really.

A Coming Out Day crisis? Not really.

Kaitlyn Budion

October 13, 2017


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October 11 was the 29th annual “Coming Out Day,” and the LGBTQA+ community showed how, like the rest of the country, it is divided. Before the day even began, Matthew Birkhold, an assistant professor at Ohio State University, published an opinion piece in the Washington Post saying that Coming Out Day is outdated and that LGBTQA+ people should stop coming out altogether. The next day, the Post published another article, by Eugene Scott, this time disc...

World Scope: Kevin O’Leary and celebrity politicians—the beginning of a new norm?

World Scope: Kevin O’Leary and celebrity politicians—the beginning of a new norm?

April 19, 2017


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By Jeewan Ambat, political columnist Kevin O’Leary. Businessman, TV personality on Shark Tank and now potential future Prime Minister of Canada? I would laugh, but since the election of President Donald J. Trump and the absurdities that have come out of the White House in recent times, it comes ...

In the House: Another government shutdown?

In the House: Another government shutdown?

April 11, 2017


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By Connor Hamill, political columnist April 28, 2017: A day which could live in infamy. That is the day the nation’s current spending bill is set to expire. Without a new spending bill, the federal government will shut down, closing national parks and federal museums, among other institutions. ...

World Scope: Navalny’s oppositional role against Putin

World Scope: Navalny’s oppositional role against Putin

April 3, 2017


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By Jeewan Ambat, political columnist Alongside the main Russian opposition leader, Aleksei Navalny, demonstrators gathered in approximately 99 cities in Russia to protest the corruption of President Vladimir Putin’s government this weekend. They specifically cited Prime Minister Dmitri Medvedev and t...

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

April 3, 2017


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By Connor Hamill, political columnist Neil Gorsuch: judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court—and huge problem for Democrats. Hearings for Gorsuch have gotten under way in Congress, and they’ve put Democrats in...

Technobabble: Your Internet history for sale

Technobabble: Your Internet history for sale

March 28, 2017


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By Joshua Stair, political columnist I try to avoid singling out a single political party for criticism, but last Thursday, Republicans in the Senate made it very difficult not to do so. The Senate voted to repeal Internet privacy rules which would have prevented Internet service providers (ISPs), from sharing or selling customers' web browsin...

Technobabble: Wikileaks Vault 7 Leaks: How worried should you be?

Technobabble: Wikileaks Vault 7 Leaks: How worried should you be?

March 27, 2017


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By Joshua Stair, political columnist Wikileaks is at it again. The infamous website has released a new, sprawling set of government documents detailing surveillance technology used by the Central Intelligence Agency. Because Wikileaks does not lack a sense of theatricality, these leaks have been d...

In the House: Assessing the DeVos-tation

In the House: Assessing the DeVos-tation

March 27, 2017


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By Connor Hamill, political columnist The nomination of Betsy DeVos as our nation’s Secretary of Education was historic. Not only did Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote, but her appointment was one of the most contested in United States history. Most people are more familiar with the...

World Scope: Second Scottish independence referendum smart or poorly-fated?

World Scope: Second Scottish independence referendum smart or poorly-fated?

March 25, 2017


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By Jeewan Ambat, political columnist Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon recently made the call to seek a second referendum for the independence of Scotland sometime between fall 2018 and spring 2019. The call comes as the United Kingdom’s new prime minister, Theresa May, is in the mids...

Hindsights in History: Free speech was a mistake

Hindsights in History: Free speech was a mistake

March 24, 2017


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  Part 1: "Milo's"est Point By Jose Castillo, political columnist It is from the foams of commenters clashing, deep in the abyss of hate-filled message boards and online forums, that the self-proclaim provocateur and Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos found a legion of keyboard warriors wh...

Dissecting the DNC: Can Chair Tom Perez mend a broken party?

Dissecting the DNC: Can Chair Tom Perez mend a broken party?

March 24, 2017


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By Zipporah Osei, political columnist Thomas Perez won his bid for chairman of the Democratic National Committee against Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) on Feb. 25 after a second round of votes. The win was not surprising—Perez became a favorite for the chair after entering the race in December...

Detour on the Road to Serfdom: Interest rates complicate economic debate

Detour on the Road to Serfdom: Interest rates complicate economic debate

March 17, 2017


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By Nick Dulerain, political columnist President Donald J. Trump’s first month in office has proven to be a mixed bag for the economy. A decrease in unemployment reported for the month of February left Federal Reserve board members wary of the possibility of an overheated economy. Last Friday, t...