Saturday, December 4, 2021

Ranking the 21st Century Presidents

By Ryan Chou In the first 21 years of the 21st century, America has gone through five presidents: Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama,...

Biden’s First 100 Days Gets a B+

On January 20th, 2021, Joe Biden took the oath of office and became the 46th President of the United States. Going into the job, Biden undeniably had a lot on his plate, including an economy in rough shape, record numbers of COVID-19 cases, and record levels of political polarization after the January 6th insurrection. So, how does his performance score to date? There are five key issues that will be considered in this piece: the COVID-19 pandemic, immigration, the climate crisis, the economy, and international relations.

Bye Bye, Matt Gaetz

While nobody thinks he should be perfect, Gaetz tends to fall short of the expectations that should be levied on a member of the people’s house.

The Case for Yang: a Dive into the New York City Mayoral Race

Although he was near the back of the pack as the candidate field progressively narrowed, it is undeniable that the tech entrepreneur has gained much more national recognition.

Universal Basic Income is Still Necessary

We don’t have to revert to communism, full-blown socialism, or massive inflation to accomplish this.

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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