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Netanyahu’s new plans for Israel are dangerous

On April 9, Israel held its general elections, also known as the Knesset elections. Held every four years, these elections are very significant. They can signal the end or beginning of a...


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Is Joe Biden really the right choice for America?

Former senator and vice president Joe Biden has been taking steps to join the 2020 presidential race. Although he has not yet formally announced his intent to run for office, there has...


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Recognizing the benefits of socialism

Socialism has long been a subject of much taboo here in the United States. Following World War II, the world plunged into a gloomy era marked by the beginning of the Cold...


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Buying local is the way to go

To me, farmers markets are a haven of delicious smells, of community, of adventure for your taste buds — in some cases, a terrifying plummet down a spicy hole of terror that...


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The Electoral College must be abolished

Recently, Jeff Merkley (D-OR) announced legislation that would amend the Constitution to abolish the Electoral College system as we know it, and in turn would change presidential elections to be decided by...


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Politicians should stop making excuses for their defeats

Last month, for a few brief moments, the American political commentariat was engaged in debate and discussion around the comments made by freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. In response to a tweet by...


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Students of color deserve to feel protected by their university

Many Binghamton University students are outraged as a result of the University’s response, or lack thereof, to the shooting of local restaurant owner Shakeel Khan. Khan was shot at approximately 10 p.m....


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We must recognize the plight of the Yazidis

Last week, American-backed forces liberated the town of Baghouz in Syria. In so doing, they uprooted the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) from the last vestiges of its territory in...


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Democratic leadership should embrace more progressive views

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) recently stated that it will not work with nor support any candidates running in a primary against any Democratic incumbent. The committee stated that this change...


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Can you be in a sorority and still be a feminist?

With rush finished, pledging is well underway on Binghamton University’s campus, and many freshman and sophomore women are currently experiencing the more unsavory end of Greek life. Pledging is the formal process...