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OPINION: Keep countries accountable for COVID-19

It is easy to brush aside the numbers of this virus, but it is important for governments to provide the correct ones.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 29, 2020

Every pandemic has a Patient Zero. There’s always a “cough heard round the world,” if you will. From the AIDS crisis to the 1918 influenza outbreak, there’s always one person who kicks off a whole new breed of death. In the case of the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s unclear as to who the original...

OPINION: Don’t rely on opinion programs for your news

It is easy to find opinions about news events, but dig a little deeper for better information.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 29, 2020

Do not get your news from the opinion section. Instead, get your news from an array of trustworthy sources that make you respect other sides. By consuming trustworthy and unbiased news sources, people gain a better understanding of current events which allows them to have respectful conversations...

OPINION: The US needs to be more proactive when fighting outbreaks

The US cannot stand by and watch as a pandemic starts to spread.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen Columnist

April 24, 2020

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a government in possession of power must be in want of something to f-ck up. It’s a scientific law, like gravity. Whenever there’s a serious catastrophe, like Hurricane Katrina, or the AIDS crisis, the government finds a way to royally screw up the response....

OPINION: Participate in virtual town halls during the isolation

Participating in online town halls is one way you can stay politically active while social distancing.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

April 22, 2020

Virtual town halls during social distancing are a great way to promote activism and knowledge in our political system and are important to hold elected officials accountable.  Town halls are an important and underrated feature of our political system. They are critical because they allow pol...

OPINION: The federal government needs to communicate more

The federal government needs to do more to support small businesses.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

April 6, 2020

The federal government needs to communicate more to small business owners to help them get the benefits available to them from the stimulus package.  The federal stimulus package contains $376 billion for small businesses, which offers services from a paycheck protection program, an Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advance of up to $10,000...

OPINION: Sex ed must be taught earlier

While school districts can choose what to teach, educating people earlier will help stop sex crimes.

GUS WATERS, Evergreen Columnist

March 27, 2020

The recent comprehensive sex education bill passed by the Washington state legislature mandating that public schools follow eight guidelines protects both family values and promotes sexual safety. The bill will make children and teenagers safer in a world where sexual assault overwhelmingly affects ...

OPINION: Public party affiliation was implemented badly

While it is important to have your party affiliation to be public, the way it was implemented was questionable

GUS WATERS, Evergreen columnist

March 23, 2020

Washington State should maintain the public status of voter party affiliation for its presidential primaries because it creates a transparent and competitive political process. Will Casey, communications director of the Washington State Democratic Party, said the 2020 presidential primary in Washington ...

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