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Activists on Campus

From Voter registration to helping students call senators, Mason student organizations do it all BY HAILEY BULLIS, CULTURE ASSISTANT EDITOR Being a university just outside of Washington D.C., it’s no surprise that there are multiple organizations within Mason that facilitate…

OPINION: Both parties can find common ground on climate change

By Jimmy O’Hara, Contributor When responding to a changing climate, mitigation and adaptation are not one and the same.  Across media and public discourse, conversations about climate change are often framed in terms of mitigation, leaving adaptation efforts overshadowed.  With…

OPINION: Going postal

By Dominic Pino, Columnist Donald Trump stubbornly refuses to let himself be categorized.  This is maddening to political scientists and pundits, people who make a living categorizing politicians.  Nobody seems to know what to do with this guy. The primary…

OPINION: A total witch hunt!

By Chris Kernan-Schmidt, Columnist A few weeks ago President Donald Trump woke up bright and early to remind the Twittersphere of the “WITCH HUNT!” that is supposedly being perpetrated by the ominous left. This latest witch hunt-themed tweet is one…

CPAC discusses hot-button issues

THE CONSERVATIVE CONFERENCE TALKED POLITICS FOR 2018 AND BEYOND By Basma Humadi, Lifestyle Assistant Editor With a Republican president in the White House and a GOP majority in Congress, attendees at the 45th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) had…

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…

House of Delegates stalls on bill to cap tuition rates

BUT OTHER LEGISLATION MOVES FORWARD TO PROTECT STUDENT LOANS BORROWERS By Michael Eberhart, News Editor A new bill introduced to the Virginia House of Delegates that would cap college tuition rates for four years has stalled in the appropriations committee….

Democrats scramble for House seat in District 10

INCUMBENT REP. BARBARA COMSTOCK FACES A COMPETITIVE MIDTERM ELECTION By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Although midterm elections in the U.S. normally see a significantly lower turnout than presidential elections, they can still be highly contentious. In Congressional District 10,…

2017 Elections signal change for Democrats in 2018

BUT THE PARTIES DISAGREE ON VIRGINIA’S IMPACT ON MIDTERMS  By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer The November elections demonstrated huge successes for the Democratic party. In Virginia, Governor-elect Ralph Northam won by almost nine points, and fellow Democrats Justin Fairfax and…

Patriot Politics: Automatic Weapons

A weekly column contributed by The George Mason Democrats and the George Mason College Republicans. Topics are selected by the Fourth Estate Editorial team with input from readers. This week’s opinion: Should automatic weapons be banned? GEORGE MASON DEMOCRATS By Andrew…