Trump and Biden: Face to Face on COVID-19 Policies

Trump and Biden: Face to Face on COVID-19 Policies
October 19, 2020

Intro: Why does COVID-19 matter in the 2020 election? The COVID-19 pandemic has been the worst global health crisis in over a century. The U.S accounts for 23% of all COVID-19 cases and 21% of all deaths...

Democrats and Republicans clash over mail-in ballots amidst COVID-19 pandemic

Democrats and Republicans clash over mail-in ballots amidst COVID-19 pandemic
June 10, 2020

On the first Tuesday of November in 2008, 2012, and 2016, I was late to school. This morning is reserved for a family trip to the polls, and my parents’ every-election-year speech about the value of...

US Air Raid Slays Qasem Soleimani

February 2, 2020

On January 3, 2020, Qasem Soleimani was killed by an American military airstrike. The U.S. blames Soleimani for orchestrating attacks on coalition bases in Iraq in recent months, including an attack on...

Trump cannot ban birthright citizenship, but states undermine the constitutional right

Drawing of pregnant woman behind border wall. Illustration credit: Sally Cobb
May 22, 2019

Even though President Trump has not signed an executive order or changed the words of the Fourteenth Amendment, a threat to birthright citizenship in the U.S. is on the rise. In October 2018, Trump proposed...

Shutdown interrupted: two federal employees weigh in on the longest government shutdown in United States history

Trash on the beach at Fort Miley, San Francisco, on Jan. 26.
By Tallula Ricciardi, Arts and Culture editor
February 27, 2019

From midnight on Dec. 22, 2018 until Jan. 25, 2019, the United States government experienced what turned out to be the longest federal shutdown in history. The 34-day government shutdown began because...

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