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How Benjamin Netanyahu won a historic fifth term

How Benjamin Netanyahu won a historic fifth term

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 17, 2019

The U.S. has had a profound role in shaping Israel’s politics and the ties between the two countries remain stronger than ever.

The Mueller Report: What’s next for Democrats?

The Mueller Report: What’s next for Democrats?

Faith Cardoza, Writer

April 8, 2019

Attorney General Bill Barr "exonerated" Trump, since Robert S. Mueller III neither confirmed nor denied possible obstruction of justice.

Amy Schumer redefines what it means to be a “lady”

Amy Schumer redefines what it means to be a “lady”

Meghan Carney, Writer

April 2, 2019

Amy Schumer is polarizing. She breaks the rules, and it scares people.

The Catholic Church’s child molestation cover-up

The Catholic Church’s child molestation cover-up

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 1, 2019

The Catholic Church has been aware of and engaging in the cover-up of its clerics abusing children for hundreds of years.

Thieves of Hope: Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin

Thieves of Hope: Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin

Julia Donohue, Writer

March 26, 2019

For students of color, it is becoming increasingly difficult to be admitted to the “elite” universities that Loughlin and Huffman decided to buy their way into. Even if these universities decided to admit more black and hispanic students between legacy applications and children of the elite, it is not enough.

Breaking down Michael Cohen’s testimony

Breaking down Michael Cohen’s testimony

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

March 25, 2019

Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer for President Donald Trump, testified before Congress about their partnership and the president’s knowledge of the illegal activities that have been discovered throughout the campaign. Cohen testified before the House and Oversight Committee describing President Trump as a “con man” and a “racist.”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Rate

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s 70 Percent Tax Rate

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

March 6, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) 70 percent tax rate on the ultra-wealthy in the United States has been debated heavily ever since she announced it.

Is President Trump’s response to SNL a cause for concern?

Is President Trump’s response to SNL a cause for concern?

Vadim Trubetskoy, Politics Staff

February 26, 2019

Sure enough, Trump was watching Alec Baldwin's most recent jab at him on Saturday Night Live, and promptly fired back on Twitter.

The Oscars, or every “woke” white person you’ve ever met.

The Oscars, or every “woke” white person you’ve ever met.

Julia Donohue, Writer

February 25, 2019

The Oscars are like that guy who has one black friend and refrences him for everything.

Reacting to Trump’s State of the Union

Reacting to Trump’s State of the Union

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

February 21, 2019

The speech was deemed by many critics to be a jumble of platitudes tossed together to appease the mainstream media.

Roger Stone’s Destructive Path Through Washington

Roger Stone’s Destructive Path Through Washington

Amelia Marceau, Writer

February 13, 2019

Roger Stone has single-handedly been in more major political scandals in the past 47 years than anyone else in history.

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