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Political Focus: The Keystone XL pipeline

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

April 1, 2017

Filed under Opinion

President Donald Trump announced Friday that the project for TransCanada to complete the Keystone XL pipeline has been approved. The approval comes in direct opposition to efforts made by the Obama administration to block the c...

Letter to the editor: Comments on forgotten Cadillac Tax

Michael Kepes

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion, Opinion / Letters To Editor

Hello: My comment is in reference to a story in the March 15 edition of The Post in the Perspectives section. The piece was titled "Political Focus: Congressional Republicans introduce Obamacare replacement bill" by Melissa Deatsch. I was just wondering why throughout th...

OPINION: Hello, I’m climate change! Formerly known as ‘global warming,’ formerly known as ‘global cooling’

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

What government agency makes decisions so weighty they may cost the U.S. economy over $2.5 trillion and over 300,000 jobs over the next 15 years? What federal bureaucracy holds the power to potentially pull the plug on tho...

Drew’s Review: Drake’s ‘More Life’

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

After debuting on "OVO Sound Radio," Drake’s Apple Music Beats 1 Radio show, the October Firm released the playlist “More Life” — whatever that means. Since Billboard now accounts for streams, albums, mixtapes, and,...

‘The Belko Experiment’: A little style, no substance

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The contemporary workplace is the backdrop for many narratives, but none quite like “The Belko Experiment.” Directed by Greg McLean, this film forces coworkers to battle one another in a blood bath. The film’s premise shou...

‘Prison Break’ reboot coming April 4

Laurel Kraus, Staff Reporter

March 28, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Spoiler alert: This review contains plot spoilers.  How many times can the same plot be reused and still manage to hold the audience’s attention? Apparently, five times and counting. After having a rather momentou...

Drew’s Review: The most important elements in a hit rap song

Drew Hagge, Music Columnist

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

This guide can also double as a public service announcement to those rap fans who make sure to distinguish "real" versus "fake" hip-hop, which not-so-coincidentally happens to fall along the same lines as their personal prefere...

‘Kong: Skull Island’ has unfulfilled potential

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

March 21, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“This planet doesn't belong to us. Ancient species owned this earth long before mankind. I spent 30 years trying to prove the truth: monsters exist.” - Bill Randa (portrayed by John Goodman) The success of the 2014 “Godzilla” f...

‘Logan’: A cruel and powerful comic-book film

Lawson Robinson, Movie Columnist

March 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

“Nature made me a freak, man made me a weapon, and God made it last too long.” - Logan (portrayed by Hugh Jackman) In the past 17 years, Hugh Jackman has starred as Wolverine in nine different movies, including an un...

Supreme Court skullduggery?

Isaac Martin, Political Contributor

March 14, 2017

Filed under Opinion

Next Monday, around 9 a.m., a hearing will begin in Washington, D.C. that will initiate what could be a knock-down, drag-out war. Democratic Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has promised to filibuster the individual und...

Political Focus: Congressional Republicans introduce ‘Obamacare’ replacement bill

Melissa Deatsch, Sports Editor

March 13, 2017

Filed under Opinion

The debate surrounding the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, also known as "Obamacare," has dominated Congress-related headlines throughout President Donald Trump's first 50 days in office. Political Focus previously went over the basics of the debate and articulated the tough repeal process. In the time sinc...

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