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Political Focus: Abortion bans sweep multiple states, the most restrictive in American history

Ben Hume, Web Editor

June 5, 2019

In an accelerated effort to eliminate female bodily autonomy, six states have passed legislation of some variety heavily restricting access to abortions. Alabama passed the most aggressive of these bills, outright banning aborti...

Political Focus: Have a great summer, here’s a tirade about Trump believing sounds cause cancer

Ben Hume, Staff Reporter

April 10, 2019

I cannot believe I have come to the point in my life where political opinion coverage includes clarifying wind turbines do not cause cancer, but hey, it makes for a good send-off into the summer, so here goes. At the Nationa...

Not your grandma’s country song

Michael Pearce, Sports Editor

April 10, 2019

Debate began on the internet over the viral trap/country sensation “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X when Billboard removed the song from the country charts, claiming it does not “embrace enough elements of country music today...

Political Focus: Trump claims witch hunt is over, but many are still not convinced

Ben Hume, Staff Reporter

April 3, 2019

With the end of the investigation into Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump appealed to his base during a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. on March 28, 2019 by basically trying to say “I to...

Political Focus: The Mueller Report, and what happens now

Patrick Sullivan, Web Editor

March 27, 2019

The tweets and the declarations of ‘No collusion’ from President Trump will finally come to an end this week, with Special Counsel Robert Mueller turning in his report to Attorney General William Barr last Friday. All of...

Political Focus: Trump forces colleges to protect people with dangerous opinions

Ben Hume, Staff Reporter

March 27, 2019

American conservatives use the protection of free speech frequently in their defense of dangerous opinions. This statement should not be as controversial as it appears in political discourse, and yet it is a defining aspect ...

Political Focus: Defending the electoral college

Timothy Kandow, Contributor

March 27, 2019

After a candidate won the popular vote and yet lost the general election, the 2016 election has resurfaced the presidential voting process here in the United States. Several Democratic candidates have emerged to challenge incum...

Political Focus: college acceptance scandal shows critical flaws in higher education

Ben Hume, Staff Reporter

March 20, 2019

Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were the first two of a multitude of wealthy parents caught and charged with bribing colleges to get their children accepted. It comes as a surprise to no one, especially those in the higher education community, that...

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