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Democrats must utilize their Midterms success

Democrats must utilize their Midterms success

Roman Raies, World and Nation Editor

November 16, 2018

There was a blue wave, but it was no tsunami. Democrats won a majority in the U.S. House, but with continued Republican majority in the Senate, and a Republican Supreme Court. Midterm elections are often seen as a referendum on the president’s party, and with president Donald Trump’s approval rati...

Midterm results show big victories on both sides

Midterm results show big victories on both sides

Max Elkan and Kiran Soma

November 16, 2018

On Nov. 6, citizens around Guilford County voted in the local, state and national midterm elections in order to determine the people who will be representing their voices in politics. Nationally, Republicans won a 51-46 majority over the Democrats in the Senate, with two Independent senators. In the...

Corriher runs as leftist alternative

Finn Williamson and Roman Raies

October 26, 2018

With midterm elections coming up on Nov. 6, there are several interesting candidate races in North Carolina, one of which is the four-way race for Congressional House Seat 13. Incumbent Republican Ted Budd currently occupies the seat, with Democratic candidate Kathy Manning and Libertarian Tom Bailey...

Rove, Axelrod kickstart Bryan Series

Rove, Axelrod kickstart Bryan Series

Finn Williamson, Opinion Editor

October 5, 2018

“We seek to find ways for people who disagree or have very different views to stay in the room together and try and find some commonality” said Jane Fernandes, president of Guilford College. “These are two men have been working on that, and hopefully they will show us how to do it.” The aforementioned...

Democrats redefine state’s rights, expose republicans

Democrats redefine state’s rights, expose republicans

Ian Penny, World & Nation Editor

March 5, 2017

“States’ rights” is often seen as a pejorative code word, and not without good reason. In the antebellum South, the phrase was used by slave owners to justify their “peculiar institution.” Less than century after slavery was abolished, many rallied behind states’ rights as a means to resist...

Republicans forced $24 million government shutdown

Republicans forced $24 million government shutdown

Nicole Barnard, Staff Writer

October 25, 2013

After the shutdown, Congress played the blame game as Americans tried to make sense of it all. But ultimately, this was a Republican shutdown. However, Republicans blamed President Obama and the Democrats. No surprise there. “This is part of a larger pattern: the president’s scorched-earth...

North Carolina Republicans steal citizens’ rights, citizens rally to fight back

North Carolina Republicans steal citizens’ rights, citizens rally to fight back

Anthony Harrison, Opinion Editor

September 20, 2013

Over the course of a summer, North Carolina went from shining example of the New South to laughingstock of the nation. Spearheaded by the election of Governor Pat McCrory, Republicans consolidated control of the state government in 2012. They wasted little time consummating their neoconservative wet...

Obama, Congress tackle immigration reform in US

Bryan Dooley, Senior Writer

March 1, 2013

In recent weeks, immigration reform has become a significant point of contention between President Obama and Congressional Republicans. Both have released reform proposals. “The current immigration system in the U.S. contains many injustices, so in that sense I believe it is ‘broken,’” said...

News in Brief

Catherine Schurz, World and Nation Section Editor

March 1, 2013

SPAIN As part of Coca-Cola’s “Share Happiness” advertising campaign, the company installed ATMs that dispense free money throughout Spain. Recognizing the country is amidst a recession, Coca-Cola has attached only one stipulation to the instant funds: they must be shared.  The machine offers...