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Augustana should speak against regressive Iowan legislation

Carly Davis March 25, 2023

On Wednesday, March 8, the Iowa legislature passed a bill banning gender-affirming care for transgender and gender non-conforming children in the state.  If the governor signs the bill into law, the...

Sandy Ejupi, Trump supporter from the Chicagoland area, wears a jacket that reads Proud American at the Adler Theatre.

Former President Trump rallies in Iowa

Molly Sweeney and Celeaciya Olvera March 22, 2023

Last week, former President of the United States Donald Trump visited the Quad Cities. Trump arrived in Davenport, Iowa on March 13 to give a speech on his “America First Education Policy” at the Adler...

It’s all infrastructure

Stuart Lombard April 28, 2021

Investing in the country’s infrastructure is one of the few things in American politics that both parties agree should be done. During the Trump presidency, even amid the tensest moments, Democrats and...

The Importance of Identity

The Importance of Identity

Celeaciya Olvera March 12, 2021

We all attempt to discover ourselves at a young age. Whether it is playing on the playground at recess with friends or distancing ourselves from the loud noises. There is comfort in the atmosphere we put...

We lost the debate

Stuart Lombard October 14, 2020

In the aftermath of the presidential debate on Tuesday, Sept. 29, punsters and pollsters evaluated who won the debate. Let me be clear: no one won that ‘debate’. We all lost it. We lost the debate...

William Barr must end his facade of integrity

Stuart Lombard March 5, 2020

On Feb. 14, 2019, William “Bill” Barr was confirmed by the Senate to be the next U.S. Attorney General. On that day, he should have resigned. When Bill Barr was confirmed, he was supposed to be different....

Another take on impeachment: don’t get distracted

Stuart Lombard October 10, 2019

President Trump answered questions from reporters before boarding his helicopter, on Thursday,  Oct. 3. Trump publicly recommended Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate the Former Vice President...

The difficulty behind trusting the Mueller Report summary

Sarah Kayali April 3, 2019

One rule that many people follow is to never talk about religion or politics, but the topic of politics isn’t as simple as we may think it is. There are some concepts that go beyond our understanding....

Protesters demonstrate at the Womens March on Washington in Washington D.C. on January 19, 2019. Photos by Rachel Leman.

D.C. Women’s march lost its way

Rachel Leman January 21, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – I moved to Washington D.C. three days before I joined the third annual Women’s March on Washington. Within four days of living here I attended one of the biggest protests nationwide,...

I am no longer a Trump supporter

Alex McLean September 13, 2018

I’m a conservative, but I’m no longer a Trump supporter. Last year I wrote a similar sounding article, Conservative, not conniving, which resulted in many professors to become enraged and confused...

President for life: Donald Trump

Alex McLean March 15, 2018

In October of 2017, Chinese president Xi Jinping, created a new political ideology, which included removing presidential term limits. Effectively making President Xi Jinping; president for life. Following...

Tragedy Strikes the U.S.

October 12, 2017

The worst mass shooting in U.S. modern history to date happened on Sunday October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooting occurred during a Route 91 harvest country music festival being held on the...

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