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Voter Suppression Is Not a Clinton Conspiracy

Voter Suppression Is Not a Clinton Conspiracy

By Paris Martineau, Contributing Writer

March 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Uncategorized

Instead of banding together in the face of this obvious voter suppression, members of the Democratic party have been spewing vitriol at each other, with some placing blame on Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee for these events. Rage against voter suppression should be directed towards national election reform, not used as political ammunition against fellow Democrats.

Robot Redistricting Could Be Antidote to Gerrymandering

Robot Redistricting Could Be Antidote to Gerrymandering

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer

March 4, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Through gerrymandering, senators and representatives are spending their time in office — positions without term limits — plotting how to preserve power for the next decade rather than actually legislating. Luckily, the technology of the 21st century means we now have the means to impartially automate the redistricting process.

Mississippi must follow federal abortion laws when creating its own

Mississippi must follow federal abortion laws when creating its own

April 3, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Mississippi State Legislature passed a ban on abortions after 20 weeks on April 1. The bill was approved with strong support, and Gov. Phil Bryant is expected to sign it into law soon. “This measure represents a great effort to protect the unborn in Mississippi,” Bryant said. He is right —...

Homosexual literature should not be censored

Homosexual literature should not be censored

March 10, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Legislators in South Carolina have proposed a bill that would reduce the funding of two state colleges because they had assigned material to students that dealt with homosexual themes. These proposals have arisen in response to letters of concern from parents of students at these universities, who ha...

Gov. Jan Brewer right to refuse Arizona anti-gay bill

Gov. Jan Brewer right to refuse Arizona anti-gay bill

February 28, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed Senate Bill 1062 — a bill that would have allowed Arizona businesses to decline services to homosexuals — on Feb. 26. Brewer’s decision was the right one. While legislators behind the bill claimed Brewer’s approval would have provided freedom to religiously conservative individuals rather than discrimination of hom...