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The GOP plays a dramatic game of Speaker Shuffle

The GOP plays a dramatic game of Speaker Shuffle

Why are politicians playing political roulette instead of just doing their jobs?
Diya Contractor, Copy Editor October 20, 2023

All of the House’s members, Republicans and Democrats alike have gone, in my very professional opinion, cuckoo-bananas. On Oct. 3, Kevin McCarthy, Republican representative of California’s 20th congressional...

Even with Biden’s new wall commitment, Congress is the real immigration villain

Even with Biden’s new wall commitment, Congress is the real immigration villain

Emma Power, Opinion Columnist October 20, 2023

Border walls were first built for protection, to stop the incursion of a city or a small town from thieves and conquering armies. Did they work? Yes, to the extent of their original purpose. Walls have...

The Texas drag ban shows Republicans do not care about the law

The Texas drag ban shows Republicans do not care about the law

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist October 12, 2023

In the latest example of Republican idiots finding out that legislation designed to violate the Constitution is unconstitutional, Texas’ Senate Bill 12 (S.B. 12) was shot down by federal judge David...

Vivek Ramaswamy: The unfortunate president of tomorrow

Vivek Ramaswamy: The unfortunate president of tomorrow

His possible presidency is the wakeup call that may finally cause change
Diya Contractor, Copy Editor September 21, 2023

I get the feeling that I’m watching someone wrestle a screaming toddler in an airplane when I hear Vivek Ramaswamy speak. The child is hindered by the change in altitude and is screaming for mercy, burdening...

Hitting the limit while in power

Hitting the limit while in power

PM of New Zealand ends term on pragmatic note
Ava Peinhardt, Opinion Columnist February 2, 2023

For the past five-and-a-half years, Jacinda Ardern’s term as Prime Minister of New Zealand has been nothing short of iconic. First elected at 37 years old, she has led her country through the chaos of...

It’s hard to be right when arguing with the right

It’s hard to be right when arguing with the right

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist October 13, 2022

When you look at the rhetoric and policies of the American left, a noticeable trend appears in the way liberals attempt to engage with the right. Specifically, liberals tend to be interested in reason...

Greg Abbott: The least pro-life governor

Greg Abbott: The least pro-life governor

Colin Houston, Opinion Columnist September 29, 2022

When millions of Texans cast their ballots on Nov. 8, Greg Abbott should pray voters don’t look too closely at his “pro-life” label. He touts it endlessly, with empty platitudes such as declaring...

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...

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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.
Carmen Mercado leaves Alamo Stadium after voting as poll worker Amy Riggle, class of ‘09, waits outside. Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Students contend with uncertainty of election

Dana Nichols November 5, 2020
Days after election day, students of all political ideologies left hanging for results
Refusing to vote in the presidential election is dangerous

Refusing to vote in the presidential election is dangerous

Bella Spangher October 27, 2020

I try not to use generalizations in my writing, but I do not mince words when I type: Voting for Joe Biden is the most important thing any citizen of the United States can do right now. With this sentence,...

Photo credit: Gabrielle Rodriguez

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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