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The Democrats can’t afford to back down

Joseph Hernandez, Junior Copyeditor September 25, 2020

Americans, whether they prefer the Democratic or Republican Party, tend to believe that their party is represented by insufficiently effective advocates for the cause while the other party’s politicians...

Illustration by Ethan Gullett

Between the Lines

Paris Cantu, Staff Writer February 18, 2020

Toni Morrison began writing her debut novel, “The Bluest Eye,” 50 years ago, following her own advice: “If you find a book you really want to read but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must...

Kae Roemershauser hosting conversation with Wendy Davis. The two spoke about setting an example for young women.

‘If we get knocked down, we get back up’: Wendy Davis on being a progressive woman in Texas Politics

Rudy Sanchez, Editor-in-Chief February 18, 2020

When Wendy Davis finally left the senate floor after trying to block a restrictive anti-abortion bill inside the Texas legislature in 2013, a concerned colleague handed the former state senator her first...

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

Alex Hanks, Co Opinion Editor January 21, 2020

The disunity in the U.S.’s political arena is increasing — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and the Senate has sworn an oath to be fair jurors. This...

Choosing the ‘lesser evil’ is voting for a lesser democracy

Choosing the ‘lesser evil’ is voting for a lesser democracy

Alex Birnel March 29, 2016

  The partisan politics of a presidential election year have many people in a state of unsurprising fervor and mania. Mainstream establishment candidates and populist insurgent candidates have...

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