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What’s Left: Biden’s Infrastructure Bill is a Long-Term Cost-Efficient Plan to Address Inequality

Reagan Whittle, Contributing Writer April 9, 2021

The party that claims to be the voice of economic rationality and the champion of the American working class, one would assume, would advocate a project anticipated to produce millions of jobs, reinvigorate...

Being Right: The “Infrastructure” Plan Won’t Benefit US Economy

Michael Hanratty, Contributing Writer April 9, 2021

In a March 31 speech in Pittsburgh, President Joe Biden unveiled his $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan. In the words of the White House, it is a proposal to “reimagine and rebuild a new economy” with...

What’s Left: Senate Democrats Must Move to Abolish the Filibuster

Bryn Luedde, Contributing Writer April 2, 2021

On March 11, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. The bill provides $1.9 trillion for individual stimulus payments as well as money for vaccine distribution, unemployment insurance...

Being Right: A Constitutionalist’s Perspective on the Filibuster

Nathan Biller, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

On Friday, March 26, President Joe Biden stated at a White House press conference that he would be willing to reform the Senate filibuster over accusations of Republican “abuse” of the procedure in...

What’s Left: Another Rotting Cabinet

Reed Cleland, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Much of the first month of President Joseph R. Biden’s administration has been dedicated to nominating individuals to govern the labyrinthine organizations and agencies that comprise the federal government....

Being Right: Lackluster and Divisive- Biden’s Cabinet

Marc Moreira, Staff Writer March 5, 2021

Shortly after his win was confirmed, then President-Elect Biden doubled down on his campaign promise that he would nominate the “most diverse Cabinet representative of all folks.” This came as somewhat...

What’s Left: Collapsing State of Mind

Reed Cleland, Contributing Writer February 26, 2021

If you want to capture the heart, spirit and soul of New York in four minutes, look no further than Jay-Z’s 2009 Grammy hit “Empire State of Mind." I grew up as a proud son of Homer, New York, a...

Being Right: Andrew Cuomo Has Failed New York State

Anthony Palazzola, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

New York State is in the middle of three crises: an economic crisis, a fiscal crisis and a crisis in political morality. I argue that the decline of New York is mostly attributable to the poor leadership...

What’s Left: Win Or Lose, Trump’s Impeachment Trials Still Uphold American Democratic Principles

Chase O'Brien-Steele, Contributing Writer February 20, 2021

This past week, the Senate convened to hear evidence, and eventually, vote, in the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The trial had been anticipated since the House formally submitted...

Being Right: Where Has My Party Gone? Fractured and Not Whole

Marc Moreira, Contributing Writer February 20, 2021

The last Gallup poll conducted when Donald Trump was still president saw him at an approval rating of 82% among Republicans between Jan. 4 and Jan. 15. Of the 50 Republicans in the Senate, had 82% of...

What’s Left: Just Because It’s Bipartisan Doesn’t Mean It’s Good

Reed Cleland, Contributing Writer February 12, 2021

Imagine that you are a working-class, single mother with two children, and that you are standing in line at your county social services office waiting to receive your unemployment insurance check. The...

Being Right: A Return to Normalcy Is Not A Return to Greatness

Patrick Taylor, Contributing Writer February 2, 2021

When President Joe Biden addressed our nation on Jan. 20, he repeatedly claimed that his administration would be one that sought “unity” first and foremost, and that he would foster a culture that...

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