Amherst Wire

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.

The curious case of Beto O’Rourke

The curious case of Beto O’Rourke

Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer

April 3, 2019

It’s very clear that O'Rourke has a much more moderate position than many other Democratic candidates.

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.

The Divided World of the UMass Student Government Association

The Divided World of the UMass Student Government Association

Katherine Scott, Writer

March 31, 2019

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Student Government Associations has become the center of criticism over the past few months as the organization seemingly falls apart from within. As the student body at large pokes fun at the “dramatic” world of student politics though, the members within the organization are facing the real consequences of polarizing politics.

The Mueller Report is out. Now what?

The Mueller Report is out. Now what?

Nicholas Ponzio, Writer

March 28, 2019

A summary of the Special Counsel's investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 election discovered that President Donald Trump and his campaign did not conspire with the Russian government in order to win the White House.

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.”

Making sense of the situation between India and Pakistan

Making sense of the situation between India and Pakistan

Vadim Trubetskoy, Staff Writer

March 9, 2019

Over the past weeks, tensions between the nuclear powers of India and Pakistan have reached a high that hasn’t been observed in decades. The two nations have a longstanding history of skirmishes over deep-seated political and religious differences ever since the formation of Pakistan. India is led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan has a new Prime Minister, Imran Khan.

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.

What’s Goin On Podcast: Episode 6

What’s Goin On Podcast: Episode 6

Ahmad Bakrin and Miranda Donohue

March 5, 2019

Vinnie Ferraro joins Ahm Bakrin and Miranda Donohue for this week's episode. The three discuss Venezuela, North Korea and the Pakistan-India conflict.

Students gather in Greeno to support Bernie

Students gather in Greeno to support Bernie

Matt Berg, Assistant News Editor

March 5, 2019

Our Revolution members are "Feeling the Bern" for the 2020 presidential election.

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