University Airs “13th” Film about American Prisons

On March 20, 2017, Jewish Community Action at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Public Interest Research Group hosted a screening of the documentary 13th in Bruininks Hall. The documentary focuses on mass incarceration and the errors of the American prison system. 13th was released September 30, 2016, and is directed by Ava DuVernay….


Angela Keaton Speaks at the U

On February 28, Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) and College Libertarians hosted speaker Angela Keaton in Coffman Memorial Union. Keaton spoke on antiwar beliefs, the status of the antiwar movement in the current political climate, and the future of the antiwar movement. Angela Keaton is currently the executive director of, a leading source for antiwar…


Kellyanne Conway speaks at CPAC

Staff from the Minnesota Republic attended the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington, DC. The conference, widely described as the center of the conservative political movement, indicative of the movement’s wider direction and thought. To kick off the conference, Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway was interviewed by Mercedes Schlapp onstage. The tone was…


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…


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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