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The Democratic party needs 'Never Trump conservatives'

The Democratic party needs ‘Never Trump conservatives’

A strong alliance between the two is long overdue
Ben Falcon, Opinion Columnist March 23, 2021

As with history, politics has a tendency to repeat itself if trendlines persist long enough. In the 1990s, it was the Blue Dogs who felt out of place in their party that began searching for a new home....

More than a pawn, Pakistan is a real player Between the U.S. and China

More than a pawn, Pakistan is a real player Between the U.S. and China

Islamabad will help determine who ends up on top
Ben Falcon, Opinion Columnist March 7, 2021

For 45 years, the United States and the Soviet Union were in the highest-stakes game of chicken in human history. Yet, despite the bellicose rhetoric and military exercises, the Cold War was not decided...

Build back better diplomacy, not what once was

Build back better diplomacy, not what once was

Why Biden's first term must not be an Obama reboot
Ben Falcon, Opinion Columnist February 14, 2021

When George W. Bush became president in 2001, the country was faced with tangled crises, both foreign and domestic. The protracted constitutional crisis that was Bush v. Gore left the nation fiercely divided....

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Biden Defeats Trump — So What’s Next For Democrats?

Ben Falcon November 12, 2020

illustration by Ren Rader On Saturday morning, America's never-ending election finally came to a close. Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. has pulled off the difficult task of unseating an incumbent president....

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Hindsight doesn’t always have to be 2020

Ben Falcon October 27, 2020

illustration by Gabrielle RodriguezTuesday, Nov. 3 will be a historic day in more ways than one. In seven days, we elect 35 United States senators, 435 members of Congress, 13 state governors and one leader...

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The many cases for Joe Biden

Ben Falcon October 21, 2020

illustration by Kate NuelleYou’ve probably been asked to “go vote,” but let’s make something clear: people keep dropping three important words from that call to action. What we...

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Let’s Get SMART About Climate Policy

Ben Falcon October 14, 2020

illustration by Diep HoangRobyn Rihanna Fenty, aka Rihanna, turned 32 this year, and I know what you’re thinking: “What does the world's richest female musician have to do with climate change?”...

The Writing Center’s planning for virtual operations was led by Jennifer Rowe, director of Tutoring Programs and Academic Support and director of the Writing Center. Services include new asynchronous sessions. Photo provided by Jennifer Rowe. Photo credit: Nadia Crawford

Writing Center embraces virtual operations

Benjamin Adams September 23, 2020

photo by Nadia CrawfordOne memorable aspect of the Trinity student experience is the late-night writing session, spent trying to craft the perfect paper, or rather, one that is completed by the assignment...

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The Ghosts of GOP Future

Ben Falcon September 10, 2020

illustration by Ren Rader I’m sure you’ve heard that this is the "most important election of our lifetime." It’s an old cliché often thrown around by politicians and activists on both sides....

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I’m here, I’m Queer…and Catholic. Get used to it.

Ben Falcon August 27, 2020

Illustration by Ren Rader I am gay and I am Christian. For many years these two parts of me seemed irreconcilable, but I eventually realized how necessary it is for me to accept both truths to truly...

Far from a “consolation prize”: A woman VP will be a triumph for all

Far from a “consolation prize”: A woman VP will be a triumph for all

Ben Falcon May 8, 2020

Illustration by Genevieve Humphreys Television is rich with women in powerful political positions — for instance, HBO’s Selina Meyer on "Veep" and CBS’s Elizabeth McCord on "Madam Secretary."...

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Bye, bye, Bernie. It’s Biden’s time

Ben Falcon April 22, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutWe are all ridin’ with Biden now. Last week, former Vice President Joe Biden took up the mantle of leadership for the Democratic Party after Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders...

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