Monday, April 19, 2021

Trump’s Impeachment Acquittal and What It Means For America’s Future

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From pressuring Georgia to “find” votes to turn the election in his favor and inciting the Capitol mob (events that occurred just during the first week of 2021, to put things in perspective), Trump has gotten away with violating the Constitution time and time again.

A Breakdown of Modern Racism

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It is that our society has been shaped by the ideologies of white people. And those ideologies have evolved to create the multi-faceted issue of racism in America

Toxic Motivation

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The message from so many of the most influential speakers is toxic, and it only deepens the troubles of the suffering.

Editorial: A Statement from the East Side News on Democracy

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The Washington Post’s most famous columnist and editor Bob Woodward, who exposed the Watergate Scandal among other high-level abuses of power, is credited with popularizing the phrase, “Democracy Dies in Darkness”. On January 6th, 2021, we watched in horror as an assassination attempt was made upon our democracy in broad daylight. The certification of the electoral votes is a purely symbolic process to affirm our democratically elected leader. Opposition to this process is opposition to democracy itself.

“Death, Destruction, Terrorism, and Weakness”: the Capitol Raid and Trump’s Legacy

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By Ryan Chou Source: Samuel Corum/Getty Images On August 2nd, 2016, President Trump tweeted, “President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the...

The New Georgia and Me: The Historic Nature of the Senate Elections

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I lived in the state of Georgia for the years of 2007-2009, the year in which Republican Senator Saxsby Chambliss won his runoff election by fifteen points.

No, Dr. Jill Biden Shouldn’t Need to Drop the Doctorate

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After the historic 2020 election, the world is watching as a chaotic transition period begins. On January 20th, 2021, a currently uncooperative President Donald Trump will have to give Joe Biden the Oval Office. Accompanying Joe Biden will be his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, as the first First Lady to hold a doctorate degree. But many people are not celebrating this fact—instead, she is now under pressure to drop “Dr.” from her name.

A Year of Hypocrisy for Republican Lawmakers

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For the past few years since I’ve gotten more actively engaged in the events of modern American politics, something has become apparent to me this year: morality does not seem to matter because hypocrites keep getting elected and re-elected to their positions.

Getting Rid of the Electoral College

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The 2016 election was an extremely unique election for many reasons, one of them being that it was one of the rare times that a president won without getting a majority of the votes. The electoral college is what caused Donald Trump to get elected president over Hillary Clinton, even though she received almost 3 million more votes than him. It was at this time that many people noticed that the electoral college might be completely outdated, even though we continue to use it today. Continuing the use of the electoral college presents many problems, even if there were original positives to using it.

Voting for the Wrong Reasons: The Dangers of Careless Voting

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By Amanda Ojeda The 2020 election like many past ones, has without a doubt been a cause of arising concerns, tension, and confusion.  Unlike most...

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