Tag: politics

Why is Marxism Still Cool?

BY STEPHEN JONES, CONTRIBUTOR Of all the ideologies that plague academia, the worst may be Marxism. The founder of Marxism is philosopher Karl Marx, author of “The Communist Manifesto.”. Being that Marxism and its offspring communism have inspired brainwashing, gulags, mass…

Student Government Should Remain Non-Political

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD When many people think about government, their mind immediately goes to partisan politics. Often, people are turned away from participating in government altogether because of partisan politics. Most people aren’t ideologues. They have no reason to engage…

This Week in Politics

BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR Monday, Feb. 11 Sen. Amy Klobuchar enters 2020 presidential race. U.S. and South Korea sign deal on shared defense costs. The 2019 Grammys became the “Year for Women” with wins for Lady Gaga, Kacey Musgraves…

Mason Reacts to the Midterm Elections

Turnout soars as elections remain contested BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF The 2018 midterm elections have finally come to a close. The Democrats took the House of Representatives, flipping multiple incumbent Republican seats in the process, while the Republicans maintained control of…

Why Don’t You Just Meet Me in the Middle?

BY  JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Politics today is often characterized as polarized, divisive, uncivilized and unproductive. It is said that people on the right are moving farther right, people on the left are moving farther left and everyone is getting…

Debate Dives Into the Issues

George Mason Democrats and College Republicans discuss the midterms BY ABIGAIL ADCOX, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR George Mason College Republicans (CRs) and George Mason Democrats (GMU Dems) went head-to-head in a civilized debate on Nov. 1 to discuss prominent issues ahead…

A Head-Scratcher in Virginia 10

BY DOMINIC PINO An informed observer of politics could make two propositions about the election for who will represent Virginia’s 10th congressional district in the next Congress: Republican Barbara Comstock will win: she is incumbent, willing to put district over…

Our Earth is Dying, Now What?

BY ELIJAH NICHOLS As you have probably heard, the global temperatures are rising and, of course, you are to blame. Media outlets, like Forbes and CNN, often address the issue of climate change in a singular way. For example, articles…

Who’s Got It?

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER Crack. The batter tosses his bat to the ground in disgust and is kicking himself as he begins a slow jog to first base. He got under the ball and lofted a lazy pop fly to…

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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…