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A Disenfranchising Democracy: Voting Rights for Felons

Guest post by: Matthew Oakley In the midst of a tumultuous election—one that shook the nation, and challenged many preconceived notions about our democracy—there was a portion of the population that had no real voice. The current sociological climate strives to suppress any discrimination whatsoever—and rightly so—but turns a blind eye when talking about a certain subset of...

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OP-ED: Protecting DACA Recipients Benefits America

The following is a guest post by Lindsay Marchello. Last month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the federal government will cease enforcement of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy within six months. However, for most immigrants eligible for the program — better known as “DREAMers” — this Thursday is the real deadline to...

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Fast Food Politics: Discourse as a Slogan

The political spectrum has been alive with candidates spewing mottos since the dawn of time.  They range from the utterly bland (“Grant Us Another Term”, Ulysses S. Grant, 1872), to the patently absurd (“I’m tanned, rested, and ready for this fight.” Bobby Jindal, 2015).  While few of them possess any real creativity or integrity, the longer the American...

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