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The shutdown was not needed

Kelsey Story | Contributing Writer The government shut down right at midnight on Saturday, Jan. 20, and went on for just less than a week. It was not that long of a shutdown, but was it necessary to have one? Before the shutdown, lawmakers battled each other on whether they ...

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Puerto Rico’s disaster has cut off U.S. from important equipment for patients

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Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 according to npr.org. Now, four months later, it seems like support efforts and mentions have died down and dispersed. There is an assumption that Puerto Rico’s situation is not affecting the U.S. as a country. Ignoring the fact that Puerto ...

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Donald Trump neglects responsibilities to U.S. territory in long-term crisis

Our current president is most remarkable in his total disregard and irresponsibility towards our fellow citizens of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico suffering after category 4 Hurricane Maria slammed into the island on Sept. 20, 2017. As stated on kff.org, Puerto Rico had 3.41 million residents as of July 2016  ...

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My country is not a “shithole”

Bertrang Joseph | Contributing Writer President Trump’s statement about Haiti, El Salvador and the countries of Africa being “shithole countries” is disgraceful, disappointing and deeply disturbing. Yet, I appreciate his honesty and welcome this revelation of his character, hoping that people may now see the true colors of our leader.  ...

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Trump is helping the military

101st Airborne is once more getting sent overseas to fight what seems to be a never-ending war. Fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and children are getting deployed out. As you say goodbye to your loved ones for the time being, you are spreading yourself thin with worry, wondering if President Trump ...

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Net neutrality is important

Is restricting internet access protection of the young minds, profit for the wealthy or the silencing of those who speak with their first amendment right? What is net neutrality? It is the principle that internet service providers should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and ...

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