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Society and media must value local government

What election is the most important one we participate in as American citizens? Most people would point to the presidential election as the most important day for voters in America. The 2020 presidential election took place almost one year ago. We will not have another presidential election for three years, meaning that a nationwide election […]

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Respectful discussions make a greater difference

Current events have promoted many discussions in our society, and particularly in light of the heated political debates America has witnessed going into the election, it can be easy to fall into a trap of turning discussions into arguments. However, one of the most important things to keep in mind when discussing controversial topics is […]

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Candidates debate before election

The first 2020 presidential debate took place Sept. 29 between President Donald J. Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Vice President Joe Biden. Since the first presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon in 1960, debates have been a major part of the election process. They consist of both major party candidates answering a […]

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Trump declares national emergency: A closer look

President Donald J. Trump declared a national emergency Feb. 15 after Congress denied him the funds needed to build a border wall along the U.S.–Mexico border. Trump asked for $5.7 billion for the wall but was only granted $1.375 billion by Congress. Declaring a national emergency allows the president to use $3.6 billion of military […]