Tag: politics

This is What Winning Looks Like

BY: DOMINIC PINO OPINION EDITOR In 2001, the Commonwealth (that’s your stay-at-home, it’s-5-o’clock-somewhere drinking game word for this article) of Virginia had a Republican governor, a Republican lieutenant governor, a Republican attorney general, a Republican-controlled Senate, a Republican-controlled House of…

Last Week in the News

Monday, April 20  Israeli leaders agree to form an emergency unity government, leaving Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister for now.  U.S. crude oil futures fall below $0 for the first time in history.  An Ohio prison is now the largest…

Last Week in the News

Monday, April 13 Virginia Gov. Northam makes Election Day a state holiday and expands early voting. At least 16 dead as tornadoes tear through the South. Senator Bernie Sanders endorses former vice president Joe Biden for president. Tuesday, April 14…

Last Week in the News

Monday, March 23 Harvey Weinstein tests positive for COVID-19 in jail.  Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tests positive for COVID-19, becoming the first U.S. senator to contract the virus.  Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel announces she will be self-quarantining after her…

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…

Last Week in the News

Monday, March 16  Kentucky Derby postponed until September.  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine postpones in-person voting in state’s primary until June.  President Trump says gatherings should be limited to 10 people.  Tuesday, March 17  White House shows support for proposed plan…

Why We Need Term Limits

BY: ALEX MADAJIAN, STAFF WRITER In our world of polarized politics, one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree on is term limits. This is because there is a growing mistrust of “the establishment.” Although the term “establishment” has a very…

Term Limits Cause More Problems Than They Solve

BY: DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been asked to sign someone’s petition to support term limits. They’re usually surprised when I say I’m not a big fan of term limits.  Term limits are…

Is Bernie Responsible for his Twitter Mob?

BY: JACE WHITE, STAFF WRITER Bernie Sanders’ Democratic opponents continue to attack him over the conduct of some of his supporters. They accuse him of not doing enough to condemn those who have waged targeted harassment campaigns in his name….

Last Week in the News

  Monday, Feb. 24  Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in New York trial.  “Hidden Figures” inspiration and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies. Bernie Sanders becomes the first presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, to win the popular vote in all…