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The challenge for Kevin de Leon

By EVAN WOLF Staff Writer Election day was a disastrous day for the Democratic Party and America. Hillary Clinton lost the White House to Donald Trump, and the Republican Party took over both houses of Congress. Although the Democrats secured several wins during the November, 2017 elections in Virginia, the Democratic Party is still in...

March For Your Life
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March For Your Life

By KRISHAN PATEL Copy Editor Get up now and march for your life, For there’s more funeral invitations to send. There is no end in sight to the strife, The next shooting’s always round the bend. It’s caused American families to be wrecked. Congress refuses to pass a solution. Most want universal background checks, But...

Why Planned Parenthood must stay
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Why Planned Parenthood must stay

BY SAMAN SALAHUDDIN Staff Writer House Speaker Paul Ryan has announced that by the end of this year, Republicans in congress will defund Planned Parenthood. This is by no means the Republican Party’s first attempt to do so; in fact, its battle against Planned Parenthood has existed since the organization began. However, this time, it...

How Gerrymandering Manipulated this Election
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How Gerrymandering Manipulated this Election

BY: JOSEPH KRASSNER Staff Writer Election rigging has been a subject of major debate throughout the United State’s presidential election. Ranging from claims that a rigged system allowed Hillary Clinton to win the democratic primary to theories that electronic voting machines can manipulate people’s responses, it seems that anyone that followed the presidential election could...

Nonsense in North Carolina: transphobic “bathroom laws” perpetuate discrimination
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Nonsense in North Carolina: transphobic “bathroom laws” perpetuate discrimination

By ARIANA APOSTOL Staff Writer On March 23, the North Carolina legislature passed a law “banning anti-discrimination protections based on sexual orientation and requiring transgender people in government buildings and public schools to use bathrooms that match the gender on their birth certificates,” as stated by the New York Times. Since the passage of this law,...

A moderate proposal: Obama nominates Merrick Garland for SCOTUS
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A moderate proposal: Obama nominates Merrick Garland for SCOTUS

By PETER THOMAS Copy Editor Several weeks ago, the death of Justice Antonin Scalia briefly stole the national spotlight from the ongoing presidential primaries, with analysts turning their attention towards the prospects of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) after the death of one of its most conservative justices. At the time, Mitch...

Executive action aims to further gun control
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Executive action aims to further gun control

By ARIANA APOSTOL Staff Writer The topic of gun control has recently reached an important turning point as President Obama announced plans to use executive action to increase background checks before prospective gun owners can purchase these deadly weapons. Unsurprisingly, however, pushback from pro-gun Republicans in Congress may impede any actions taken to increase the...

Conservative bias takes over Wisconsin polls
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Conservative bias takes over Wisconsin polls

On May 8th, 2014, a Wisconsin judge ruled against a voter identification law that would require people to show state-issued identification at voting polls. The Institute for Southern Studies reports that the judge found the law to be in violation of the Constitution’s Equal Protection Clause and section 2 of the Voting Rights Act. Section...

Georgia loosens grip on gun laws
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Georgia loosens grip on gun laws

On Wednesday April 23, the governor of Georgia, Nathan Deal, signed House Bill 60 into law. According to House Bill 60, also known as Georgia’s Safe Carry Protection Act, Georgians may legally carry firearms in a variety of places including schools, bars and government buildings. Two of the bill’s clauses were rejected – “campus carry,” which would...