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Personal Attacks Dumb Down Political Discourse

Personal Attacks Dumb Down Political Discourse

By Veronica Liow, Contributing Writer

October 24, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Young voters, disenchanted with the state of politics, are choosing to pass when it’s their turn and then have the audacity to wonder why they are still discontented with the political game.

Fall of Trade Unions to Blame for Rise of Partisanship

Fall of Trade Unions to Blame for Rise of Partisanship

By Matthew Perry, Contributing Writer

April 5, 2016


Filed under Opinion

As manufacturing jobs have dried up and their accompanying trade unions have disappeared, people have fewer and fewer venues to discuss politics in a reasonable and practical way

Unreasonable GOP Stubbornness Helps No One

Unreasonable GOP Stubbornness Helps No One

By WSN Editorial Board

February 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ultimately, the GOP’s current game plan will not do anyone any favors. Until they reassess their goals as a party and move towards a platform that is realistic, the Republicans in Congress and elsewhere will find themselves at a dead end.

Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

Republican gamesmanship hurts struggling minimum wage workers

May 1, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 was blocked in the Senate yesterday. The 54-42 vote came in spite of much public support for the legislation. As is too common for Congress, biting partisanship superseded the responsibility to serve the American people. Attempts at compromise...

Partisanship is Washington’s greatest vice

January 28, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Our forefathers, resistant to political parties, recognized the plight that would come to affect our government if partisanship arose. Today, our political world suffers from a lack of levelheaded communication. It is instead hindered by an inability to compromise. The core of our democracy — its citizenry...