The Daily Evergreen

OPINION: Voting is crucial for civic engagement

Voting is one of the most important ways for American citizens to influence how their government runs.

MADELINE GREER, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2020

Every four years, Americans have the opportunity to vote for a presidential nominee. We also have elections at other times to elect city, county, state and federal officials. This has been a bizarre year with a pandemic sweeping across the country and the world. The upcoming presidential election will...

OPINION: Presidential debates need to address climate change

For the presidential debates to treat climate change like an afterthought does everyone a disservice.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

October 13, 2020

Earth is not doing well, and the next president will help determine if there will be more detrimental effects. President Donald Trump’s policies are benefiting businesses at the expense of our environment. Joe Biden openly supports reducing pollutants and greenhouse gases, which will help slow climate...

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: Grin and Barrett

With Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination by President Donald Trump, the makeup of the Supreme Court is about to drastically change. In theory, the conservative 6-3 majority could last significantly beyond Trump’s presidency.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

October 1, 2020

“All this for a family squabble.” -Immortan Joe, “Mad Max: Fury Road” I recently watched “The Death of Stalin,” the Armando Iannucci film about the fight for power in the wake of the Russian dictator's untimely demise. In the movie, Nikita Khrushchev jockeys for control of the Soviet Uni...

WSU will not defer employees’ social security tax

To qualify for deferral, employees must make  less than $4,000 every two weeks.

BROOKLYNN HILLEMANN, Evergreen reporter

September 18, 2020

WSU is not participating in President Donald Trump’s executive order to defer social security tax for employees.  At the beginning of the month, employers across the country were given the option to defer employees’ social security tax until Dec. 31, said Kimberly Lawton, WSU director of Payroll...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: By your logic

The debate format is hackneyed, and due for a revamp — perhaps in the form of Joe Rogan's podcast.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 16, 2020

"My first thought was, he lied in every word." -Robert Browning, "Childe Roland to the Dark Tower Came" Joe Rogan wants to host the presidential debates. The UFC-commentator-turned-podcast-host voiced his opinion earlier this week in response to an ex-MMA fighter’s call for a Rogan-hosted debate. Moreover, Rogan isn’t the only would-be pa...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: meet the candidates

The candidates are official as Donald Trump squares off against Joe Biden.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

August 26, 2020

“Abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” - Dante, “Inferno” (canto 3, line 9) Across the country, the ears of thousands of low-lives, human scum and villains out of a Dickens novel are perking up, as if responding to some hidden frequency. Lawyers, accountants, pundits and other people you ...

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