Analysis: Republican Party at a crossroad

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor Former President Donald Trump has been acquitted twice now as the Senate once again concluded the former President’s trial in a highly anti-climactic fashion. Despite the conclusion repeating itself, there were several major differences.  The vote to find the President guilty was not strictly along party lines, as it had been for the last trial. With the exception of Mitt Romney, no Republican voted for Trump’s expulsion in his first trial.  In this trial, seven Republican senators defected to the Democrat side. The list included the…

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Unity not a current possibility

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor Anyone who knows me in any slight capacity knows that Star Trek is my favorite show. I talk about it a fair bit with my friends and even those who I am not friends. I am unashamed of my nerdiness. One of the best aspects of the show is the various villains Starfleet has to combat in order to keep the Federation sovereign and unified. In particular, there is an alien race known as the Borg Collective. This species is by far the most terrifying. The…

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Meanwhile In Sparta: Senator Binks recommends handing President “emergency powers”

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor  On Monday, Gavin Newsome’s new Democratic senator appointment from California, Jar Jar Binks, delivered a floor speech which has been hailed as brilliant by many on the political left.  “It was simply the most eloquent speech I have ever heard on the Senate floor,” CNN’s Jon King claimed. “It won’t be forgotten for the next 10 to 15 thousand years.”  In his speech, Sen. Binks decried the internal instability within the American Republic and advocated for a transfer of emergency powers to President Biden in light…

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Black culture must be respected

Marcellus Martin Contributor There’s no doubt that there has been critical legal and systemic reform in how Black people are treated in the United States. But culturally, things seem like they have not  changed, and they have gotten worse.  Growing up, natural features such as larger thighs, darker than average skin, box braids, and big lips, among other things, were always the go to when insulting an African American person. But now, in 2020, these things are trendy. It is as if things made for and by Black people are…

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Biden’s Faith

Sam Stroud Opinion Editor It has actually been a quite bizarre phenomena that America, as religious as it still is, despite how secular it has become, has had leaders in recent history who are not incredibly religiously inclined.   Barack Obama was a not a regular church goer, and Donald Trump’s imitation of “faith” was almost a mockery of Christianity. A small example of this being the former President’s spiritual advisor, a part time mega-church pastor and a full-time quack who teaches the prosperity gospel, one of the best pranks…

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