Eleanor Gully

sgully1@binghamton.edu

28 Articles


Columns

Extremist police pose violent threats to society

Would you trust a police officer to report a crime if you knew they were a far-right extremist? A somewhat loaded question, I’m aware. But think about it for a moment —...


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Voting in every election matters

How many times have you voted before? Once? Twice? Never? Millions of people abstain from the electoral system every year, especially young people. If you’ve never voted before or aren’t planning on...


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FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine can curtail misinformation

A short two weeks ago, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave full approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This is a monumental scientific achievement, from development to approval and mass...


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Gun control is important, but it is only a part of a solution for America's violence

Willie Simmons III, Alyssa Broderick, Amanda Broderick. These are the names of the three victims of the tragic and heartbreaking shooting in Austin over the weekend, the latest shooting to grip the...


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Banning gender-affirming care is unscientific, abhorrent

About two months ago, I wrote a column about the New York State Legislature repealing an anti-trans law. It was a wonderful move by New York’s lawmakers but unfortunately is not representative...


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Reinstating the Voting Rights Act is the only way to promote fair elections

If there’s anything that can cause a ruckus at the Thanksgiving table, I think the midterm elections might take the cake. But I’m not referring to candidates — I’m referring to our...


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Conspiracy theories prove to be much more dangerous than we think

Are you familiar with QAnon? If not, you’re not alone. In fact, when asked whether they had positive, negative or neutral views of QAnon, 45 percent of voters “weren’t sure or didn’t...


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NYS legislature takes a crucial step toward LGBTQ+ equality

Last week, I was reading about the latest movements by the New York State Legislature and was so happy to see a harmful statute repealed, securing a big win for transgender and...


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Democrats need to appeal to a broader base

With Election Day behind us, ousting President Donald Trump is a major win for many, but we can’t get complacent. We still need to learn from the past. Joe Biden underperformed in...


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Abolishing the Senate may expand democracy

Although the general election is behind us, the future makeup of Congress is still uncertain. The Democrats will hold the House of Representatives, though with a smaller margin than before, and President-elect...