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Minneapolis Rallies for #NoBanNoWall

President Trump’s recent executive orders on immigration have, to put it lightly, upset several people residing in the United States’ most prominent cities. Since Saturday, thousands of Americans have flocked to airports and the hearts of cities to express solidarity with refugees coming in from the seven nations recently affected by the new policies Trump implemented. After thousands…

Public Contraception: Prying and Prohibiting Accountability

Contraceptives should not be morally obligatory, nor should the bedroom be the business of the government. The way the current healthcare system works to provide federally subsidized birth control provides publicly-funded Title X  “safety net” health centers around the United States, which provide family-planning services to women and men across the country. About nine out…

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The Conservatism of “Free” Birth Control

Government-funded birth control is one of the most conservative solutions out there. Before questioning what you just read or even ignoring the rest of this article altogether, you did not read that first sentence incorrectly; government-funded birth control is conservative. At this point, our Democratic readers likely find themselves wondering when the satire will begin…

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North Dakota Legislators Miss Due Date, Ask for Extension on Medical Marijuana

The citizens of North Dakota suffering from unforgiving diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and ALS should be finding some comfort following the legalization of medical marijuana in the November election, but the North Dakota legislature is forbidding this to happen. On November 8, 2016, nearly 64 percent of North Dakota citizens voted in favor of legalizing medical…

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Reform, Do Not Abandon the United Nations

Waves of nationalism have swept the globe in 2016. Anti-liberal/conservative politicians from across the globe have seen big victories in local and federal elections. In the United Kingdom, the people narrowly voted to leave the European Union (EU) in an occurrence deemed, “Brexit.” Anti-E.U. sentiment has hit several other nations hard: Eurosceptic parties in France,…

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The Surprise of Trump’s Election

The day before Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Center for the Study of Politics and Governance within the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs hosted an event entitled “The Surprise of Trump’s Election: Polling, Election, Analysis, and Populism.” The event, moderated by Dr. Larry Jacobs and held in the mostly full Cowles Auditorium, featured…

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