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UMass students hold sit-in at State House

Students plan on returning to the State House everyday until they secure a meeting with two prominent Massachusetts politicians.
Brian Choquet, Campus News Editor May 18, 2019
“If there are no student voices in the discussion, then how well are you doing your job.”
(Sheldon Goldman, Sheldon Goldman)

Distinguished UMass Political Science Professor Sheldon Goldman discusses the Supreme Court

Goldman has been a part of UMass's political science department since 1965.
Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer May 3, 2019
Goldman stresses the fact that a more conservative Supreme Court can reverse landmark cases like Roe vs. Wade
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Andrew Puzder, former Hardee’s and Carls Jr. CEO, discusses capitalism at UMass

Puzder discussed capitalism and his latest book, "The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It."
Amelia Marceau, Writer May 1, 2019
Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc., spoke to students on campus this past week about the differences between capitalism and socialism.
Pete Buttigieg: mayor turned presidential candidate

Pete Buttigieg: mayor turned presidential candidate

Buttigieg is one of the many Democrats eyeing the 2020 presidential nomination.
Nicholas Ponzio, Writer April 23, 2019
Buttigieg is a 37 year old, two-term mayor of South Bend, Indiana. Buttigieg is a Harvard Graduate and Afghanistan War veteran who can speak seven languages. He is hoping to win the candidacy as the youngest and first homosexual President in U.S. history. As of right now Buttigeig winning the nomination is unlikely, he’s gained considerable traction with Democratic hopefuls, accumulating national media attention and recognition.
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How Benjamin Netanyahu won a historic fifth term

The background of Israeli politics, the major players in the current election and future implications.
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.
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Victims’ rights lawyer Carrie Goldberg speaks at UMass

The presentation was part of the Foundations of Inclusion Spring Speaker Series.
Katherine Scott , Writer April 10, 2019
The Weaponization of the internet and the age of #MeToo.

The Mueller Report: What’s next for Democrats?

While Republicans rejoice in Barr’s memo of vindication, Democrats are reeling from defeat. Where will they go from here?
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

O'Rourke is making a presidential run, using the momentum he gained from his Senate race against Ted Cruz.
Vadim Trubetskoy, Writer April 3, 2019
It’s very clear that O'Rourke has a much more moderate position than many other Democratic candidates.
Pope Francis in 2013.
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The Catholic Church’s child molestation cover-up

Pope Francis and other highly ranked members of the Vatican have been covering these cases up for centuries.
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.
A sign for student power week.
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The Divided World of the UMass Student Government Association

Resignations, disunity and political rivalries have been plaguing SGA recently.
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.
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The Mueller Report is out. Now what?

The special counsel's report has Democrats scrambling for answers while Republicans rejoice.
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.
Micheal Cohen before Congress.
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Breaking down Michael Cohen’s testimony

Cohen's testimony before Congress offered new details about Trump's illegal activities during his presidency.
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.”
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