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Globalization and Technology Cannot Be Trumped

“For every two steps forward, it often feels we take one step back.” With this quote, President Obama’s farewell address highlighted the potential challenges that could roll back the economic progress of the last eight years. Marked by a tone of cautious optimism, his speech both acknowledged the economic progress we’ve made and offered a […]


Four More Years: President Obama Will be Sorely Missed

In the 2016 Presidential Election, nearly half of all eligible voters in the United States chose not to vote. Most among this demographic have no regrets about doing so, even though they would have likely changed the election’s outcome. It is in the context of this deep disillusionment that President Obama, who so inspired America […]


A Call to Arms

“Because you did change the world. You did. And that’s why I leave this stage tonight even more optimistic than when we started. Because I know our work has helped so many Americans; it has inspired so many Americans.” With these words, President Obama reminded the American people that they are the ones who wield […]


A Fake America: Cultural Fragmentation and Polarization

In his 1796 farewell address, President George Washington cautioned against the “baneful effects of the spirit of party,” warning that hyper-partisanship would lead to “permanent despotism.” This past Tuesday, departing President Barack Obama echoed his predecessor’s words of warning, emphasizing that the founders “knew that democracy does require a basic sense of solidarity—the idea that […]


Question 4

Supporters say Question 4 will fix health, racial, and fiscal issues. Opponents contend that the initiative would hurt communities and children.


Question 3

Proponents of Question 3 claim it would improve food safety and animal welfare, while critics say it will increase the price of food.