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Populism’s poor reputation doesn't make it inherently bad

Populism, as defined by my textbook for Political Science 113: Introduction to Comparative Politics, is a “political movement based on championing the rights and interests of the people in the face of...


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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...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Thawing the freeze

The fall 2020 semester may be coming to a close, but that hasn’t stopped Binghamton University from planning ahead for the spring. The Thomas J. Watson College of Engineering and Applied Science...


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Despite pressures, internships are luxuries only some can afford

“Internships will help you succeed — you’ll get hands-on experience in your field of interest and make connections of a lifetime!” Those familiar words of advice ring through the ears of every...


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Following diverse TikTok creators can expand limited worldviews

I know this is going to sound stupid, but hear me out: TikTok has given me a glimpse into diversity from my very sheltered and ethnically homogenous background. Instead of only getting...


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Interference in foreign governments has deadly consequences

In October, while America was preparing for the most important election in our modern history, Bolivia was trying to vote out its tyrannical, United States-backed, interim president, Jeanine Añez. Añez, “who believes...


Staff Editorials

Editorial: Land of limited opportunity

On Oct. 28, SUNY Chancellor James Malatras released a statement on behalf of the SUNY system in response to a docket released by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The docket...


Columns

More must be done to mitigate COVID-19’s financial impact

We wade further and further into an almost dystopian society filled with civil unrest and longing for change against a bigoted police state. All this, while being governed by an icon to...


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Term limits are not a legislative cure-all

The U.S. Congress is broken. Partisan tensions are at an all time high. Congressional leadership on both sides of the aisle is dominated by career politicians well over “retirement age,” who are...


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The meaning of the Trump presidency may evolve over time

This November’s presidential election will be, in many respects, the most consequential election of the century so far. President Donald Trump, while a highly divisive and controversial figure in current American politics,...