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Biden Administration faces pressure to increase focus on voting rights as state legislatures roll out more restrictions

By Connor CarlinCorrespondent Early on in its tenure, the Biden Administration has signaled an ambitious progressive agenda, including the just-passed $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan...

The Goose: Democrats and republicans finally agree that nobody cares about College political clubs

After a close election ending with the nomination of Joe Biden, (insert tension that's not going to set the world on fire or something)...

President Biden signs 17 executive orders; begins to reverse Trump directives

Biden jump-started his presidency today by signing 17 executive actions, working to reverse the decisions of the previous administration while also establishing several avenues of Covid-19 relief.

Analyzing Capitol insurrection: College political science professor weighs in

If these three claims do not hold up under scrutiny, what claims do? We should be clear that enormous damage was done to American democracy on January 6th, 2021, that the insurrection constitutes a clear manifestation of white supremacy’s durability, and that Trump’s encouragement of anti-democratic racists has made the US a more dangerous place for non-White Americans to live.

‘Borat 2’ is a remarkable commentary about the U.S. political scene

Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” was a great success. The revival of the Kazakhstani reporter’s over-the-top, real-life scenarios was timely given the current condition of the U.S.A.

With election results underway, students are divided among party lines

 The finale of what has been described by many as the most consequential presidential election in modern history is quickly approaching, and with it, a clear-cut political divide pitting friend against friend, student against student and American against American. 

Now more than ever, our country depends on it: we must vote

News organizations and social media platforms have been flooded in the last few months with articles about the upcoming election — and for good reason. Now more than ever, Americans must head to polls, send in mail-in ballots and make an effort to participate in the 2020 presidential election.

Republicans and democrats wrap up virtual conventions

The Republican and Democratic National Conventions wrapped up their virtual conventions as the Coronavirus pandemic continues to reshape the presidential race.

Biden takes lead with series of high-profile endorsements

Going into Super Tuesday, Joe Biden’s campaign was struggling. But the night before, candidates Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg both dropped out of the race, simultaneously endorsing Biden for president less than 24 hours before the votes came in, according to CNN.

Sanders takes lead as super Tuesday approaches

Bernie Sanders has been declared the winner by a large margin in the Nevada Caucus on Feb. 22, further cementing his status as the candidate to beat in the Democratic primary, according to Vox.

Impeachment turns bipartisan as trial concludes

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump concluded on Feb. 5, with the Senate acquitting the president of Abuse of Power in a 52-48 vote, and of Obstruction of Congress in a 53-47 vote, according to Business Insider.

Office of presidency rises to a historically unparalleled level of power as trial nears close

Faced with the question of whether or not to extend the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump by allowing the official testimony of several key witnesses, the Senate voted on Friday, Jan. 31, largely along party lines against witnesses, in a 51-49 decision, according to the New York Times.

Abortion should not be used to catalyze discussion

Abortion should not be used simply as a tool to promote dialogue for the sake of what can only be described as the College’s tokenizing of a woman-centered issue. This is especially true at a college like our own that consistently cites “student safety” concerns when implementing policy after policy.

Letter to the Editor: Conservative rhetoric dangerous

Recently, conservative sentiments and factions on campus have experienced a huge resurgence, likely due both to backlash after the TCNJ Committee on Unity sit-in two years ago and also due to the rise of Trump and his administration. This resurgence is epitomized in the opinion piece published in the October 31st edition of The Signal, “Liberal campuses stifle open discourse.”

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