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Jamal Khashoggi’s death exposes Urban’s relationship to the Middle East

Jamal Khashoggi’s death exposes Urban’s relationship to the Middle East

Sally Cobb, Staff Writer

December 20, 2018

Jamal Khashoggi was a Saudi Arabian journalist who self exiled to the United States for fear of getting arrested because of his public opposition to the Saudi government and to the ideals of the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MBS). On Oct. 2, 2018, Khashoggi disappeared at the Saudi Arabian consulate ...

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018

What 2018 tells us about the Democrats’ 2020 strategy The conversation about the Democrats’ strategy to take on Trump in 2020 is centered on two types of swing states: the rust belt and the sun belt. Rust belt swing states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa) are more tra...

Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018

Democrats took the House and Republicans held the Senate, but so much more happened on Nov. 6. When the blue wave crashed down, the fundamental balance of power in dozens of states was shifted in ways that will affect us for years to come. But first things first: what exactly happened? Democrats ...

The deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history

The deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history

Zella Lezak, Staff Writer

December 11, 2018

The shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh was the deadliest act of anti-Semitism in American history. On Oct. 27, 11 lives were lost when a gunman open fired during Saturday morning services. Detective Sergeant Jim Glick, who was on scene during the shooting, said, “At first, I ...

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

San Francisco votes to tax the rich to benefit the poor with Prop C

November 27, 2018

On Nov. 6, 2018 San Francisco voters passed Proposition C to tax the city’s wealthiest businesses in an effort to increase funding for homelessness prevention. The proposition is projected to raise $300 million annually, nearly doubling the current homelessness budget of $382 million. With Propo...

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

November 1, 2018

What in God’s name is ARGENT? With Part III of this series comes my forecasting model for House, Senate and Gubernatorial elections: ARGENT. Created by me and named in honor of 538 founder Nate Silver, ARGENT uses publicly available political data to determine the “redness” or “blueness” o...

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