Tag: government

Inform, Not Conform; Resisting The Temptation Of Polarity

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER In 2016, following one of the most divisive presidential elections in American history, voters elected one of the most divisive presidents in American history. This shocking (to many) outcome, accompanied by the relentless campaigns of both…

SAIA Members Lobby Against Anti-BDS Bill

Members head to Congress to voice concerns BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Members of Mason’s Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA) headed over to Congress last week to lobby against a bill that would allow for state governments to refuse to do…

Mayor Pete for America

BY ERIK TRUONG, STAFF WRITER Could America elect its first gay president in 2020? Pete Buttigieg sure hopes so. But there’s more to Pete than who he loves. At 37, Pete Buttigieg (pronounced BOOT-a-jedge) is known for serving as the…

The Problem of Political Alarmism

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER How often do you hear the term “crisis” in the media these days? I imagine you could take almost any issue in politics, put the word crisis at end of it, and you’d have a…

Trump’s Only Goal: Push an Agenda Pleasing Only His Base

Why This Approach Might Cost Him in 2020 BY OWEN FERGUSON, STAFF WRITER Since President Donald Trump has taken office, he has been steadfast in pushing the agenda that got him elected. The message of being hard on immigration, slashing Obama-era…

Don’t Get Fooled Again

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER We’ll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgment of all wrong They decide…

Students Bring Their Agenda to the Capitol

Mason lobbies for higher education funding BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSITANT NEWS EDITOR On Wednesday Jan. 30, roughly 50 students rode to the Virginia State Capitol to lobby for Mason Lobbies, an annual event. This year students were advocating for increased financial…

Study Shows Increasing Acceptance of Climate Change

Mason and Yale gather data on climate-change beliefs BY COLLIN COPE, STAFF WRITER Climate change has played an increasingly significant role in U.S. politics in recent decades. As science has increasingly supported climate change as reality, more people are acknowledging it….

Term Limits Won’t Fix Anything

BY JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Congress’s frequent low approval ratings have lead many to suggest that creating term limits for our representatives would fix what many view as a corrupt and broken system. They believe that people who have been…