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Far-left agenda hurts blue wave

Sam Stroud Staff Writer Although the Democratic Party retook the House in last week’s midterms, they failed to achieve the much-desired rout of the Republicans that had been talked about in the months leading up to the election.  The truth of the matter is, if they couldn’t achieve a blue wave this year, they never will.  Read More

Democrats must prioritize progressive legislation over impeaching president

Scott Shelton Staff Writer Democrats have taken control of the U.S. House of Representatives. They now need to find the right balance of passing progressive legislation and keeping the executive branch in check.  Since the 2016 elections, Republicans have controlled both chambers of Congress and the presidency.  The GOP needed minimal to no Democratic support to Read More

Troy calls TUPD off trail of hazing investigation to write parking tickets

Editor’s Note: Columns appearing under “Meanwhile, in Sparta…” are works of fiction. Any references to real people, places or events are satirical statements that do not reflect real events. Zach Henson Editor-in-Chief The Troy University police chief was reportedly called away from handling a situation involving intoxicated minors on Fraternity Row to write a parking ticket Read More

Constitutional amendment cannot be a campaign issue

Scott Shelton Staff Writer President Trump suggested he could get rid of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees birthright citizenship, by simply issuing an executive order.  “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” Trump said in an interview with Axios. “Guess what? You don’t. “You can definitely do it with an act Read More

Abortion ballot proposition not an issue for state

Sam Stroud Staff Writer The new trend among states these days has become ignoring certain laws they don’t have much affinity for.  We’ve seen this with “sanctuary cities,” where states such as California and Washington have decided the federal immigration laws in place aren’t worth enforcing.   Alabama has joined this trend now with the ratification Read More

Pelosi’s old gavel makes a comeback

Editor’s Note: Columns appearing under “Meanwhile, in Sparta…” are works of fiction. Any references to real people, places or events are satirical statements that do not reflect real events. Pradyot Sharma Opinion Editor Residents of Pacific Heights in San Francisco filed a noise complaint on Tuesday night, saying they heard what sounded like the constant banging Read More

Interfaith panel lacks diversity, but a good first step

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer  The Departments of English and Political Science co-hosted an “Interfaith Symposium on Diversity, Community and Justice” last week.  The event was meant to be the first of a series of interdisciplinary conventions on global, intercultural and cross-cultural issues.  The diversity of the panel itself, however, appeared to be confined to the Abrahamic Read More

Should millennials be in office?

Mending the Fence is a weekly podcast series on youtube hosted by the Tropolitan opinion section. The podcast engages in bipartisan debate on politically relevant issues. Look out for full episodes on Mondays at tropnews.com.

Troy police arrest man who has been selling flash drives to students as e-cigarettes

Editor’s Note: Columns appearing under “Meanwhile, in Sparta…” are works of fiction. Any references to real people, places or events are satirical statements that do not reflect real events. Jack Johnson, 29, was arrested Monday for selling flash drives disguised as JUUL e-cigarettes to Troy students. The JUUL vape systems became available in 2017 and have Read More

Real news is about truth, not sensation

Public service journalism demands that we report on relevant hot topics. Sometimes this may involve the mistakes of an organization or individual being cast in the limelight, leading people to ask, “Why are you concerned with my business?” Any fair journalist must be willing to answer this serious question before they take on an issue. An Read More