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Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Lack of poll accuracy skews predictions for presidency

Carl Bohacek, Video Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Clinton has got a huge lead! Trump rebounds! The race tightens! In this election the polls seem to change their mind once a week, but in the long run, these large, corporate media sponsored polls aren't accurate.  It's not because Fox News favors Trump, or CNN favors Clinton, it's because all of these polls are gone about in the...

Alan Kantrud fights for House seat against Kathy Lohmer

Alan Kantrud fights for House seat against Kathy Lohmer

Hannah Boardman, Layout Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Kathy Lohmer has been the District 39B representative for years, and for the first time since she won in 2010, she is in danger of losing her place. Alan Kantrud, a new-comer to the political scene, is taking the local election by storm with his efforts to replace Lohmer for a seat in the Minnesota Ho...

Donald Trump talks tough in Phoenix

Donald Trump talks tough in Phoenix

Sonia Moran, Photographer
September 25, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Mexico's president, Enrique Peña Nieto and Donald J. Trump recently peaked interest among Trump supporters wanting to build a wall between Mexico and the United States, on Aug. 31. After the meeting, Donald Trump was talking all about how he has Peña Nieto on his side for the wall at his campaign ...

Trump’s poor policy worse than Clinton’s unlikability

Trump’s poor policy worse than Clinton’s unlikability

Adam Johnson, Buisness Editor
September 25, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

With the elections coming up, Trump and Clinton are neck and neck.  With Trump's poor policy and debate skills, it will be Clinton's election to lose. Just after labor day, crucial polls were released by CNN showing Trump with 45 percent, barely edging out over Clinton, who received just 43 percent.  These number...

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Delay of war on ISIS shakes cybersecurity

Tiana Meador, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2016
Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

As of early last year, Islamic terrorists sounded the alarm with threatening messages to compromise the United State's cybersecurity. Although not gaining much attention, the combination of these threats with the unlocking of the San Bernardino shooter's phone, adds to the question of when the U...

Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Appointing new Justice falls to Obama

Tessa Rosa, Online Editor-In-Chief
April 7, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

The power to appoint a new Supreme Court Justice lies with the President. A power given to them by the Constitution, it is one of the most important rulings that a president will make. Rulings by the Supreme Court judge directly affect our economy, security, rights and our daily living. On Feb. 13, 2016...

Closing Guantanamo Bay to benefit economy

Closing Guantanamo Bay to benefit economy

Lily Marchan, Online Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Seven years ago, when President Barack Obama took office, he vowed to close the detention facility in Guantanamo Bay. Now, as President Obama pushes his proposal forward, it is met with a strong partisan opposition. Guantanamo Bay no longer is a benefit to the United States. Obama must continue t...

Pink tax costs women thousands more than men

Pink tax costs women thousands more than men

Caroline Allessi, Social Media Managing Editor
April 7, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

"The Pink Tax" is a term that refers to the extra charge that women face when purchasing products or services. When buying one product, the price difference may not be that noticeable, but every year on average, each woman pays over $1000 more than men do.  This extra fee is an injustice to wome...

Efficient planning to reduce Americas debt

Efficient planning to reduce Americas debt

Cole Lebourgeois, Copy Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Political Opinion

Every presidential candidate and president talks about the national debt and how they will fix it, but in reality they actually add more to it than lowering it.  America's $19 trillion debt needs to be fixed and the government needs to lower it. Debt in America has always existed, no person ...

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Understanding ideals of presidential candidates

Tiana Meador, Online Editor
March 15, 2016
Filed under Government and Political Opinion, Political Opinion

For the 2016 election, the debate among candidates has come to four frontrunners, each with a stronghold for their ideals. Nationally, Donald Trump is ahead of Ted Cruz for the Republican nomination, and Hillary Clinton is ahead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination. Prominent amon...

Free healthcare in the U.S. may help those in need

Free healthcare in the U.S. may help those in need

Dylan Andres, Social Media Reporter
February 26, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

The number of American citizens that did not have health insurance was 47.9 million in 2012. That is just over 15 percent of the United States population, according to healthcare.procon.org. As one of the richest nations in the world, no American-born citizen should go without healthcare. The peo...

Complete socialism, danger to the United States

Complete socialism, danger to the United States

Jonathan Rustad, Copy Editor
February 25, 2016
Filed under Editorial, Political Opinion

Socialism.  An economic system that some fear, but others accept with open arms.  It has come up frequently in presidential debates and conversations alike.  With the 2016 Presidential Election coming up, it is possible United States citizens could see more socialist elements implemented into thei...

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