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OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: An appeal to heaven

The final presidential debate served as an example of how skewed and flawed the elections are.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

October 23, 2020

“And I will show you something different from either Your shadow at morning striding behind you Or your shadow at evening rising to meet you; I will show you fear in a handful of dust.” - T.S. Eliot, “The Waste Land” It’s 2020. Debate and discourse have been replaced by buzzwords an...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Picking a winner

2016 took us all by surprise, but with careful number-crunching, we might be able to get a more accurate prediction this year.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

October 14, 2020

“You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away, and know when to run.” -Kenny Rogers, “The Gambler” Some men neglect their wives and families and take to the horse racing track, watching flared nostrils and pounding hooves, praying for a shot at the ...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Inherent vice

Mike Pence represented Trump tonight, albeit in a more controlled, functional way.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

October 8, 2020

“California über alles! Zen fascists will control you, one hundred percent natural. You will jog for the master race, and always wear the happy face.” -Dead Kennedys, “California Über Alles” Hats off to the Mike Pence fly. Politics is, without irony, a drug for those who weren...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: In sickness and in health

Trump's positive diagnosis comes at the worst possible time — he may actually have to fight for the polls.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

October 7, 2020

"Robert Pattinson should not take back Kristen Stewart. She cheated on him like a dog & will do it again – just watch. He can do much better!" -Donald Trump Presidents do not get sick. Oh sure, Reagan had intestinal polyps, and Bush threw up on the prime minister of Japan, but for the most part, our presidents stay ...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Master Debaters

Trump's victory on the debate stage came at a price; while energizing his base, he likely didn't swing any undecided voters.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 30, 2020

“‘Jesus Christ, that’s horrible,’ I said to nobody in particular.” -Hunter S. Thompson, “Better Than Sex” If I were to suggest to you that we put two senior citizens on a stage surrounded by news cameras and have them go at it for an hour and a half, you’d lock me up and throw away the key. And yet, ...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: The fire rises

With wildfires raging, sometimes it's important to take a step back and consider how we got here.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 15, 2020

“What happened to the American dream? It came true. You’re looking at it.” - Alan Moore, “Watchmen”  I walked out of my apartment this morning, and it smelled like a campfire. The smoke soaked into my clothes and gave everything a musky, raw odor. To the north and to the south...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: A hair-raising scandal

Nancy Pelosi’s holier-than-thou act was undermined when she was caught at a San Francisco hair salon in the middle of a national lockdown.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 10, 2020

“George Bush doesn’t care about Black people.” -Kanye West In the subconscious of every fairly self-aware voter, there’s the implicit knowledge that elected officials don’t care for them very much. Think about it – what does a multi-millionaire like Mitch McConnell or Barbara Boxer hav...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Boats on parade

The boats, they are a'floating — until they aren't.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 9, 2020

“They might have split up or they might have capsized, They may have broke deep and took water. And all that remains is the faces and names, Of the wives and the sons and the daughters.” -Gordon Lightfoot, “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” What’s better than a parade? Why, boats o...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Kellyanne Gone-away

Trump’s senior counselor has officially left the White House after four years of service, leaving behind a fractured cabinet, a White House in pre-election turmoil and an open counselor spot.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 27, 2020

Kellyanne Conway has quit. In an administration that cycled through cabinet members like Spinal Tap went through drummers, Trump’s senior counselor managed to keep her spot from 2016 onward. She lasted through Robert Mueller’s investigation, Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court hearing and countless...

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