Gerrymandering: Corrupt Partisanship at Its Finest

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Wayne Dawkins, a journalist for the British newspaper Guardian, recently visited the United States, and was shocked when he found out about gerrymandering. In America, he says, “voters don’t pick their elected officials; politicians pick their voters.”1 And he’s right. Redistricting is performed every ten years, after the census, in order to ensure that each district…

Educational Disparity Caps Student Potential

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At an Andover town meeting, a request to develop a new apartment building on Dascomb Road in Andover was withdrawn because of citizen concerns. The development project would require affordable housing, thus provoking questions over the effect of the project on school enrollment. People’s hesitance may have been rooted in the fact that there was…

Journalism and Politics: A Misinformative Romance

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In modern-day America, sound journalism is imperative. It should provide a crystal-clear image for the general populace about everything from despicable terrorist attacks to fluctuating stock prices. When politics enters the picture, journalism can be not just an informative platform, but an entertaining one as well. Politics has relied on journalism to burlesque campaigns and…

Jeannette Rankin’s Eternal Youth

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Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to Congress. Rankin was not just a fighter for women’s rights. She fought for labor rights. She fought for the poor. She fought for peace. She fought for democratic elections and electoral reform. She saw politics not as a single issue but as a seamless web to give people structural voices and power against the few who rule over the many. She was incorruptible and opened the door for women entering electoral politics.

We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service

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Despite the obstacles of age, death, and the evolved sound of hip-hop, A Tribe Called Quest boldly re-entered the music world without skipping a beat. We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is a 16-track return to form which proves that the forty-somethings still have rhythm, and that socially conscious hip-hop is alive and well.

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