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Georgia Voters: It’s Time

By Kalvis Golde Local politics is never sexy. In Georgia, though, it has been dominating headlines. Two state bills, the “religious freedom” (HB 757) and “campus carry” (HB 859) laws, roiled the Georgia electorate in 2016. Worries about the presidential race evaporated in the face of momentous questions right here at home. Can a state…

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The Case against the Electoral College

By Evan Katz With the 2016 presidential race in full swing, the perpetual debate over America’s unique electoral system has resurfaced. Opponents lambast the Electoral College as undemocratic because the indirect nature of elections renders the popular vote irrelevant, while its supporters laud the fact that the system forces political parties to have broad national…

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A Tale of Two Centuries

By Caitlin Rueden  The 21st of February this year marked the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Verdun, the longest battle in human history. This struggle between France and Germany is infamous for being the “epitome of the pointlessness and savagery of World War One.” Lasting roughly ten months, the battle led to nearly 1…

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Why the Panama Papers Are a Huge Deal

By Gaby Lohner Earlier this month , the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists leaked information from a series of documents that have been dubbed the Panama Papers. These papers, exceeding more than 11 million documents, have created a ripple in the world of international finance. The name comes from the home of the documents, the…

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The Fight for Fair Food

By Jennifer Watkins When shopping at our local grocery store or eating at our favorite fast food establishment, we usually don’t think about the worker who picked the fruit we are buying. If we do, we may assume that the farm workers picking our produce receive decently fair treatment. Many think that the fight for…

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