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Supreme Court decisions are victory for liberty, equality, and Constituion

By Ethan Oppenheim In the span of just two days, the Supreme Court deemed both race-based admissions and President Joe Biden’s student loan waiver plan unconstitutional and reaffirmed the right to freedom of speech and religious practice. These decisions are rather refreshing given that the Court in recent decades has largely abandoned the traditional principles…

Senate Republicans express valid concerns over debt limit deal

By Ethan Oppenheim President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy recently reached a deal to suspend the debt limit in exchange for various spending cuts. On May 31, the House of Representatives, in a bipartisan manner, voted 314-117 to pass the “Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2023,” a bill containing key provisions of the agreement.…

The Hesperian hot takes

The Hesperian Hot Takes gives students a chance to share an unpopular opinion in exactly five sentences. Click here to find out how to submit a hot take for future issues. Hot Take: Bud light and its parent company deserve to be boycotted and serve as a warning to others. Bud light – the staple…

Conservatives missed the mark in bank crisis response

By Maggie Stalnecker Throughout the past week, we have seen the shutdown of several large banks and their subsequent takeover by the federal government. At the time this article was written, both Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank have been taken over by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), and this has created a…

Both sides to blame for rising antisemitism

By Ethan Oppenheim Antisemitism is once again on the rise in the United States. Since it began tracking incidents of hostility toward Jewish people in 1979, the Anti-Defamation League reported that 2021 saw the highest number of incidents on record. This includes 853 counts of vandalism (a 14% increase from 2020), 1,776 instances of harassment…

Republicans shouldn’t be so quick to dump Trump

By Kate Robinson I have turned into a very skeptical person the last couple of years. I question our perceived reality on the daily and wonder if what we believe to be the truth is, indeed, factual. Some people might call me a conspiracy theorist, but I call myself a critical thinker.  Like everyone in…

After terrible midterm performance, Republicans should dump Trump

By Ethan Oppenheim Republicans performed far below expectations in the 2022 midterms. The GOP not only failed to retake the Senate majority, but gained only a slim numerical advantage in the House. These results should have been different, and if not for former President Donald Trump, they would have been. According to a poll conducted…

What Happened to the Red Wave?

By Maggie Stalnecker The political “Red Wave” the country expected ahead of the midterm elections last week turned out to be nothing more than a small tide, even with the highest inflation rates the country has seen in nearly 40 years, unscientific Covid lockdowns, and skyrocketing crime. It turns out that many of the major,…

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