In Defense of Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin

In Defense of Krysten Sinema and Joe Manchin

Democrats must present a united front for success
Ben Falcon, Opinion Columnist November 4, 2021

Since Biden proposed his three-part Build Back Better plan, valued at $7 trillion, support for Republican control of Congress has risen steadily. Moreover, President Biden’s popularity has dropped 10...

Has American Liberalism strayed from its roots?

Has “American Liberalism” strayed from its roots?

Ben Falcon, Opinion Columnist September 9, 2021

Today, modern American liberalism, for better or for worse, is being defined by “big government” and the belief that government is the cure for all ills. It begets the question of if American liberalism...

Chinas Uyghur genocide must be condemned

China’s Uyghur genocide must be condemned

"Never again" seems to be happening again
Ben Falcon, Opinion Columnist April 23, 2021

Following the tragedies of the Holocaust, the international community proclaimed, “never again!” in what was a promise to never again allow the kind of human suffering that took the lives of over 6...

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
While Biden’s win was decisive, the polarized brand of the Democratic party appears to still be an issue.
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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
Don’t let anyone tell you that your vote doesn’t matter. Vote for Joe!
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Let’s Get SMART About Climate Policy

Ben Falcon October 14, 2020
Our current debate is broken and prevents any real action.
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
New plans take into account issues of Zoom fatigue, student availability, diversity and inclusion.
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The Ghosts of GOP Future

Ben Falcon September 10, 2020
Why we are far past simply removing Trump from the equation.
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