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Democrats campaign for races they can’t vote in

Democrats campaign for races they can’t vote in

November 6, 2018


Filed under City

By Julia Preszler, city editor Sitting at a mahogany-colored table in a house on a quiet street in Newton, Leo Hannenberg click-click-clicked in rapid succession on his clunky Panasonic Toughbook. With each click, he fired off a text message to someone in Texas, asking whether they would knock on doo...

In the House: Another government shutdown?

In the House: Another government shutdown?

April 11, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

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. ...

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

April 3, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

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


Filed under Uncategorized

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...

In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

February 7, 2017


Filed under Uncategorized

By Connor Hamill, political columnist One of former President Barack Obama’s crowning achievements, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the bane of most GOP members’ existence. Passed in 2010 and upheld in a 2012 Supreme Court decision, the ACA aimed to give more Americans access to affordable heal...

Election outcome inspires NU students to take action

Election outcome inspires NU students to take action

December 1, 2016


Filed under Campus

By Erika Christiansen, news staff Northeastern student Danielle Rosenduft always knew she wanted to fight to protect the environment as a lawyer or a politician, but on the morning of Nov. 9, less than 24 hours after the election of Donald J. Trump, she had an epiphany: She was going to run for ...

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...

For Scalia’s seat, it’s all politics, not prudence

For Scalia’s seat, it’s all politics, not prudence

February 26, 2016


Filed under Uncategorized

By Dylan McGuinness, political blogger When the news hit that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, it didn’t take long for politicians on both sides of the aisle to send their condolences and hastily digress to their more important message: Who should replace him. As the statements poured in, each ...

Editorial Cartoon: Babies

Editorial Cartoon: Babies

February 11, 2016


Filed under Cartoons, Opinion

News illustration by David London

Keystone debate reflects larger US discussion on climate change

Keystone debate reflects larger US discussion on climate change

November 18, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor On Friday, Nov. 6, President Barack Obama announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. He claimed the pipeline would not have a significant impact on the US economy. In the spirit of new efforts by his administration to fight climate change, inclu...

Low US voter turnout is unacceptable

Low US voter turnout is unacceptable

November 5, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor This Tuesday was election day, and in the grand American tradition, citizens came out to choose their leaders. While this was not a year of congressional or presidential races, there were still important decisions to be made throughout the country. Dif...

Trump’s campaign promoting racism

Trump’s campaign promoting racism

October 21, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor Donald Trump is currently the leading presidential candidate for the Republican Party. A CNN poll on Tuesday found that Trump currently has 27 percent of the expected Republican vote, while Ben Carson, his only real competitor, has 22 percent of the vote. ...

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