Category: Politics

The Necessity of Nuance in Today’s Political Climate

Since the 2016 election, the political climate in the United States has become noticeably polarizing. Political values have always pushed people to radical ideas, but since the controversial January 6th Insurrection, the topic of an ongoing public investigation, it seems that the country has been more politically divided than ever. 

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The Fight for Equity in the Way Policymakers Govern

Croix E., journalist

In recent years, the larger public has become more aware of issues dealing with racial justice. Grappling with tough issues such as racial justice means finding a way towards equity. As that awareness increases, so does overall mindfulness around the consequences of inequity. Legislators on the state level are figuring out creative ways to shape policy and govern using an equitable framework. This means encouraging, developing, and sustaining a model of governance that is based on not only identifying systemic racism and injustice but also reaching a point where communities are finally eliminating those problems.

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Biden’s Gun Control Plan

Claire Douglas, journalist

The Second Amendment, the right to bear arms, was ratified in 1791. In the present day, a shopper can able to click a checkout button online and have a gun delivered in a matter of days. With such easy gun access and a problematic background check system, America saw 611 mass shootings in 2020, with a total of 43,224 gun-related deaths. Simply put, in 2020,, there were more mass shootings than there are days in a year. President-elect Joe Biden, who will be  be sworn in on January 20th, 2021, has a plan to “get weapons of war off our streets.”

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Trump Refuses To Concede Election

Owen H., journalist

Washington, DC – President Donald Trump is refusing to concede the 2020 presidential race to President-Elect Joe Biden. If he continues, he will be the first United States President to ever do so. 

Not that the Trump presidency has been like any other. He has broken many norms already, and has been the third President in the United States to be impeached. But if he refuses to concede the election, he will be the first United States President to do so. Before the 2016 election, Trump said that he would refuse to accept the results of the election if he lost. He has done the same this election too, claiming that there was going to be mass voter fraud and that fake ballots would be cast by mail. 

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The Electoral College

Claire D., journalist

Every four years in the United States of America, citizens attempt to secure the role of the nation’s leader. These elections are a two-step process, beginning with the popular vote, and ultimately decided by the Electoral College. In 2020, the popular vote, in which registered US voters cast their ballots marked with the name of the candidate they believe is fit to lead the country, takes place on November 3rd, only to be followed on December 14th by the electoral vote. What does this really mean, and how does the popular vote as well as the electoral college affect the election?

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How to Vote in 2020

Addison G., journalist

It is that time again, time to vote! This election season has been one with lots of facts and information thrown at us, to the point of being overwhelmed and not knowing what, or who, to listen to. Thankfully, the New York Times created an easy-to-read resource describing the three main ways to vote. If you choose to vote in person, make sure to do it safely by maintaining social distancing and wearing a mask.This also applies to early voting in person. The article also describes how to vote by mail. It explains that you need to look at the rules and regulations for your own state, so that you know exactly how to make sure your vote is counted.

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Everything we know regarding Trump’s potential impeachment

Kyla W., journalist

As a generation that is keen on keeping up with news media, you have likely heard the reports regarding President Donald Trump’s formal impeachment inquiry by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The inquiry itself was made after a whistleblower accusation against Donald Trump surfaced and set in motion the following events. In relation to the upcoming 2020 United States presidential election, President Trump was found suspect to interfering with his political rival, Joe Biden’s campaign. Considering Trump’s ongoing relationship with the Ukranian government, here is everything we know regarding his potential impeachment.

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