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Staff Editorial: Hennepin County should vote to welcome refugees

Staff Editorial: Hennepin County should vote to welcome refugees

December 13, 2019

Following an executive order issued by President Trump Sept. 26, a North Dakota county created local tensions by considering a ban on refugees. Burleigh County attracted national attention over a rule mentioned in the executive order, authorizing both the State and local government to express written co...

Ilhan Omar contradicts herself

Ilhan Omar contradicts herself

Gabriel Kaplan

November 20, 2018

Ilhan Omar, Congressional District Five’s promising representative-elect, failed her constituents before even taking the oath of office. As a Congresswoman, Omar’s job is to represent the people and therefore she must not speak on unfounded and erroneously based misconceptions. Unfortunately...

Al Franken right to resign

Al Franken right to resign

Samantha Klepfer

January 24, 2018

Since the summer, Sen. Al Franken has been faced with eight accusations of sexual harassment, according to Time. Franken chose to publicly respond in a few different ways and eventually resigned from his senate position. When the allegations first came out, Franken apologized, briefly claiming to feel e...

Minneapolis should not switch to electric government cars

Minneapolis should not switch to electric government cars

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

November 8, 2017

According to the Star Tribune, the city of Minneapolis may be making the change to electric cars in their government fleet. The city believes that having a fleet of electric cars would save money on fuel and maintenance. The city of Minneapolis changing their fleet to electric cars proves as an awf...

Trump’s choice for Defense returns idea of American exceptionalism

Trump’s choice for Defense returns idea of American exceptionalism

Adah Koivula

January 5, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump recently nominated four-star General James Mattis, affectionately known as ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis, to be his Secretary of Defense in one of his best choices thus far in his transition to the Oval Office. After eight years of American weakness, the message of returning str...

Government must continue separating church and state

Adah Koivula

November 3, 2015

Puritans, Quakers, Jews and many other religious groups came to the U.S. for the first time mainly for religious freedom after being persecuted throughout Europe. They became the Founding Fathers of the United States of America. Currently, our government officials are persecuting those without relig...

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