• My Descent into the Abyss of Confusion
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    In the span of a few months, I transformed from an apathetic eighth grader into an impassioned leftist willing to spar with anyone. And in freshman year, as the 2016 election heated up, so did my fervor for politics and my willingness to debate. As I learned more about politics, read more political journalism, and […]

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  • The Art of Deflection
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    In the wake of the shooting that killed fourteen students and three faculty members on February 14th, students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas have precipitated a movement for gun control across the country. Included in the students’ demands are stricter background checks for gun purchases and tangible action from Congress to prevent shootings. But the principal […]

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  • What to Do with Confederate Monuments
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    Despite the meteoric rise of clickbait fake news, the majority of “alternative facts” don’t come from shady fake news websites. Rather, they come from our distorted perception of American history. I only had to read one chapter of Dr. James Loewen’s Lies My Teacher Told Me, a book that sheds light on the dishonesty of […]

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  • Tuition Isn’t the Only Expensive Part of College
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    Paying for higher education has continued to be a source of anxiety for a large portion of the population. With college tuition costs rising at a rate that far exceeds that of inflation, paying for college without accruing considerable debt is no longer a reality for most students. A survey conducted by Ohio State University […]

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  • The Sinister Agenda behind the New Tax Bill
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    If the Senate’s new tax bill has taught us anything, it’s that it will be long before we get money out of politics. Perplexing as it may seem, the Republican Party has managed to maintain a stranglehold on two opposite yet equally crucial demographics: working class whites and wealthy elites. The former, a demographic rife […]

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  • What to Make of the Latest Developments in the DNC
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    Overshadowed by the Russia narrative, the collusion scandal within the DNC has begun to resurface. Minor concerns about how former DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, handled the 2016 primaries were followed by a bombshell revelation: In July, WikiLeaks obtained and disseminated emails from the Democratic National Committee. These emails demonstrated concerted support for Hillary Clinton […]

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