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What’s Left: VP Debate

Momin Razzaque, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

Last Tuesday, America witnessed the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The debate, a tragic allegory of the backsliding of American liberal democracy, saw Trump’s most pugnacious public performance thus far. Major media outlets reacted wit...

Being Right: Mess on Aisle One, Calling Pence For Clean-Up

Victoria Pino, Maroon-News Staff

October 15, 2020

There are two words that immediately come to my mind when I attempt to summarize the first presidential debate of 2020 to my friends that opted out of the experience, and those words are: dumpster fire. The entire debate, from start to finish, lacked any sense of decorum and purpose. It felt like I was...

Being Right: The Senate Should Swiftly Confirm Judge Barrett

Patrick Taylor, Maroon-News Staff

October 1, 2020

President Trump announced that Judge Amy Coney Barrett would be his third nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, succeeding the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Saturday, Sept. 26. Though the president is merely fulfilling a duty expressly defined in the Constitution, his decision has proven to be quite c...

What’s Left: The Conservative Capture of the Supreme Court

Fabrizio Herrera, Maroon-News Staff

October 1, 2020

Last Friday, Sept. 18, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell did not even wait a day to confirm what we all feared was going to happen — Republicans were going to go forward with a nomination of a new Supreme Court justice with only 38 ...

What’s Left: The Democratic Party’s Plan Will Revive the American Economy

Kartik Devpura, Maroon-News Staff

October 1, 2020

In a historic move on March 27, politicians across both the Democratic and Republican parties recognized the urgent need to combat the economic havoc wreaked by the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdowns on the American public by passing the CARES Act — the largest economic stimulus package in history. Now, months after, when there is significant evidence that ec...

Being Right: Federal Stimulus: President Trump is Placing National Interests Before Partisan Interests

Anthony Palazzola, Maroon-News Staff

September 22, 2020

President Donald Trump and the national government have taken extraordinary measures to stabilize the economy during this difficult moment of our history. In fact, the President has signed legislation that has injected more than $2 trillion worth of stimulus aid into the economy. Plus, the nonpartisan Federal Reserve has injected at least $2.3 trillion into the economy; the Federal Rese...

What’s Left: The Case for Anthony Brindisi

Reed Cleland, Maroon-News Staff

September 15, 2020

New York’s 22nd Congressional District is a perfect microcosm of the national political battle between the Neoliberal Democratic Party and the Trump Republican Party. The outcome of the grudge match between Congressman Anthony Brindisi and ex-Congresswoman Claudia Tenney will have very direct implicati...

Being Right: Tenney is the Right Choice for NY-22

Patrick Taylor, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

The congressional race in New York’s 22nd district looks to be as competitive as ever this fall. Following a nail-biter of an election in 2018, in which then-state assemblyman Anthony Brindisi narrowly unseated incumbent Congresswoman Claudia Tenney, Brindisi is seeking reelection. Tenney, once again,...

What’s Left Kenosha Protests: March On

Fabrizio Herrera Alfaro, Maroon-News Staff

September 12, 2020

On August 23, Jacob S. Blake was shot seven times by a white police officer who was responding to reports of a domestic dispute. Jacob Blake was there trying to de-escalate this domestic dispute, nothing else. The fact that we live in a country where African Americans are shot for simply being on th...

A Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Must Work for the American People, not Big Business

Jackson Coleman, Maroon-News Staff

April 11, 2020

Urgent, decisive, and meaningful action is necessary to deal with what may be the largest and deadliest crisis of the 21st century, the COVID-19 outbreak. The trillion-dollar stimulus bill that was blocked by Senate Democrats on Sunday evening certainly was urgent and decisive, but unfortunately will n...

Being Right: Another Democrat Doomed to Fail

Marc Moreira, Maroon-News Staff

February 27, 2020

It comes from a conservative mindset that each individual should be entitled to do what they want with their own money they have earned and that one shouldn’t judge what others do with their money. But, with Michael Bloomberg, a paradox has emerged. Is it fair to say that Bloomberg earned all his bi...

Being Right Ambition, Politics, and the New Hampshire Primary

Anthony Palazzola, Maroon-News Staff

February 20, 2020

In Federalist Paper No. 51, James Madison declared that “ambition must be made to counteract ambition.” Clearly, Madison warned that ambition can be a threat to America’s political system. But ambition can also be a threat to the politician obsessed with it. That is, a politician's ambition may...

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