Tag: democrats

WHY I SETTLED FOR BIDEN

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC STAFF WRITER In 2016, I was left feeling embittered by a political system and a society that allowed someone like Donald Trump to be elected. At only 16, I felt frustrated that I had no say in…

THE NORMS ARE BROKEN: TIME TO EXPAND THE COURT

BY ARJIT ROSHAN CONTRIBUTOR Last week, my friend Alex Madajian, a thoughtful staff writer for Fourth Estate, wrote a piece on how Democrats expanding the Supreme Court would be the very kind of norm violation that they’ve accused Trump of…

US Representative Jennifer Wexton discusses election

U.S. Rep. Jennifer Wexton gives insight on her campaign in First Tuesday talk  BY BRAD BRYNE STAFF WRITER On Oct. 12, Democratic Rep. Jennifer Wexton discussed her campaign and the importance of local elections as part of the First Tuesday…

COURT PACKING WOULD BE THE WORST NORM VIOLATION YET

BY ALEX MADAJIAN STAFF WRITER When asked what makes America exceptional, the late Justice Antonin Scalia responded by saying: “If you think that a bill of rights is what sets us apart [from other countries,] you’re crazy … the real…

Broken Dreams and Pinky Promises

BY: SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, ASSISTANT OPINION EDITOR What started as the most diverse Democratic candidate pool whittled down to what the nation saw on the March 15 debate stage: two white men in their 70s.  Out of the numerous candidates that…

College Debt Reform Possible if Democrats Take Office

All of the 2020 democratic candidates want big change   BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER Since 2006, we’ve seen college debt triple across the nation. With the total U.S. college debt now at upwards of 1.5 trillion dollars, it’s obvious that…

OPINION: What’s the deal with compromise?

By Dominic Pino, Columnist Compromise, compromise, compromise.  Every discussion about Congress is obsessed with compromise.  Republicans should compromise with Democrats, Democrats should compromise with Republicans, the House should compromise with the Senate, Congress should compromise with the White House, they…

Sanders backs Perriello at campus rally

The Vermont senator spoke in support of the Virginia gubernatorial candidate BY LOTTYE LOCKHART, CONTRIBUTOR   When Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) stepped onstage in the HUB of George Mason University, the crowd went wild. More wild, even, than when Tom…

The broken branch

(Photo credit: Alec Moore/Fourth Estate) This story was originally published in the Mar. 21 issue of Fourth Estate. Supreme Court vacancy spurs political controversy On March 16, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme…