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Legislators on Capitol Hill only have a few days in session to prevent another shutdown. / Photo courtesy Paul, Creative Commons
Legislators on Capitol Hill only have a few days in session to prevent another shutdown. / Photo courtesy Paul, Creative Commons

In the House: Another government shutdown?

April 28, 2017: A day which could live in infamy.

by × April 11, 2017 × 1 comment

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Democrats are weighing whether to filibuster the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch. / Photo courtesy Master Steve Rapport, Creative Commons
Democrats are weighing whether to filibuster the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch. / Photo courtesy Master Steve Rapport, Creative Commons

In the House: Filibustering Gorsuch is a mistake

Neil Gorsuch: judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, President Donald Trump’s nominee for U.S. Supreme Court—and huge problem for Democrats.

by × April 3, 2017 × 2 comments

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Internet privacy is under threat. / Photo courtesy beachmobjellies, Creative Commons
Internet privacy is under threat. / Photo courtesy beachmobjellies, Creative Commons

Technobabble: Your Internet history for sale

By Joshua Stair, political columnist I try to avoid singling out a single political party for criticism, but last Thursday, Republicans in the Senate made it very difficult not to do so. The Senate voted to repeal Internet privacy rules which would have prevented Internet service providers (ISPs), from sharing […]

by × March 28, 2017 × 2 comments

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In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

In the House: The Future of the Affordable Care Act

What I and many other people oppose is repealing the law with no plan in mind.

by × February 7, 2017 × 2 comments

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Election outcome inspires NU students to take action

Election outcome inspires NU students to take action

Many students are fighting for their beliefs by volunteering with nonprofit organizations and getting involved with political groups.

by × December 1, 2016 × 6 comments

Editorials, Opinion

Editorial: America at a point of reckoning

Editorial: America at a point of reckoning

The United States is at an ideological tipping point.

by × November 3, 2016 × 2 comments

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For Scalia’s seat, it’s all politics, not prudence

For Scalia’s seat, it’s all politics, not prudence

When the news hit that Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died, it didn’t take long for politicians on both sides of the aisle to send their condolences and hastily digress to their more important message: Who should replace him. As the statements poured in, each side masked their politically convenient messages in what they said was proper governmental responsibility.

by × February 26, 2016 × 29 comments

Cartoons, Opinion

Editorial Cartoon: Babies

Editorial Cartoon: Babies

News illustration by David London

by × February 11, 2016 × 6 comments

Columns, Opinion

Keystone debate reflects larger US discussion on climate change

Keystone debate reflects larger US discussion on climate change

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor On Friday, Nov. 6, President Barack Obama announced his opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline. He claimed the pipeline would not have a significant impact on the US economy. In the spirit of new efforts by his administration to fight climate change, including new […]

by × November 19, 2015 × 646 comments

Columns, Opinion

Low US voter turnout is unacceptable

Low US voter turnout is unacceptable

By Sean Connolly, Editorial Section Editor This Tuesday was election day, and in the grand American tradition, citizens came out to choose their leaders. While this was not a year of congressional or presidential races, there were still important decisions to be made throughout the country. Different states had different elections, covering […]

by × November 5, 2015 × 5 comments