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Impeachment, Iowa, implications for democracy

Ethan Woodfill, Opinion Editor

February 13, 2020

Donald Trump becomes the third president in United States history to have what some historians and political analysts are calling an asterisk: impeached by the House of Representatives and acquitted by the Senate. To say that ...

Key to 2020 Democratic primaries: Vote with courage

Taylor Marzouca, Contributing Writer

February 13, 2020

For all Americans far and wide, Feb. 3, 2020, marked the official beginning of the end. Behold, the four-month-long 2020 Democratic primary season where we’ve been tasked with choosing our favorite among (too) many candidates, ...

The fight for the Mueller report is a fight for democracy

Shane Ostrom, Opinion Editor

April 4, 2019

Robert Mueller’s notorious and long-awaited report regarding the findings of potential Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election was recently finished and handed off to William Barr, the current United States Attor...

Low voter turnout is reflective of archaic electoral system

Shane Ostrom, Junior Opinion Editor

November 8, 2018

Election Day is arguably the most important day of the year for American citizens to exercise their right to vote and make their voices heard to determine the path the country takes. Voting is at the heart of democracy, and ye...

The crisis of America

Alex Weidenhof, News Writer

September 13, 2018

The United States is in the midst of three separate — but not wholly discrete — constitutional crises. One crisis, perhaps the most obvious and largest, was something neither members of the Constitutional Convention nor a...

Andrew Goodman Foundation hosts phone bank

Chris Brindle, Junior News Editor

February 9, 2017

The Andrew Goodman Foundation fellows of Allegheny College hosted a phone bank in the Henderson Campus Center on Tuesday, Feb. 7, in an attempt to encourage students to phone their representatives and raise concerns about social ...

John Kasich, Ohio’s anti-abortion extraordinaire

Amy Currul, Contributing Writer

April 28, 2016

John Kasich is the most dangerous man in the Republican Party right now. Yeah, I said it. The current Governor of Ohio is currently running for the Republican nomination for president, and has signed into law provisions concerning ...

New York Daily News Berns Sanders

Alex Weidenhof, Junior News Editor

April 21, 2016

Voters are flocking to a candidate whose talking points reach out to the most extreme wings of his party, who has no ideas on how to implement his policy ideas and who will further divide American politics among party lines. He ...

An act of terrorism should be treated as an act of war

Taylor Samuel, Contributing Writer

April 7, 2016

Terrorism seems to have become a regular part of modern life. Hijackings, bombings and assassinations across different continents may seem like isolated incidents, but they reflect an easy reliance on violence as a way to promote...

In politics, integrity is more important than ideology

Emily Greene, Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

All of the President’s duties can fall into one of two categories. The first category is by far the largest, but by no means the most important. The first category is the bureaucratic and the clerical. The president fills d...

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