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OPINION: Voting by mail will boost voter participation

Voting by mail ensures that everyone can make their political voices heard.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

October 15, 2020

Every American citizen has a civic responsibility to vote and let their voice be heard. Because it’s a presidential election year — especially in the middle of a pandemic — the ability to vote safely is more important than ever. The safety of voting has been a multi-faceted issue amidst the...

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: Satire: A new kind of presidential debate

The presidential debates are showing their age— it’s time to replace them with something a little more interesting. Tests of physical skill and dexterity will test the true skill of America’s next leader.

JOEY FRANKLIN, Evergreen columnist

October 8, 2020

With the disastrous turnout of the first presidential debate on Sept. 29, the next few will be delivered in a different fashion. President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden will be partaking in a gauntlet of activities. With the failure to control the debaters, Chris Wallace will be...

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: An elegy for RBG

With Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, the Senate has been thrown into disarray as legislators try to pick the next justice.

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 23, 2020

“Richard Nixon is gone now, and I am poorer for it.” -Hunter S. Thompson, “He Was A Crook: An Obituary for Nixon” And so ends another legacy. Ruth Bader Ginsburg – born in ’33, nominated to the Supreme Court in ’93, dead in 2020, three years shy of being 90. Pancreatic cancer struck her...

OPINION: Trump’s impeachment was unproductive

Trump's impeachment, while a decent blow to his career, didn't actually solve or fix anything.

HANNA YUZYUK, Evergreen columnist

September 23, 2020

My first reason for not being very interested in what is going on in the political arena is my belief that politics are a dirty game. It is not possible to be sure about any political statement from any politician in any party from any country. Simultaneously, there is an excellent reason to keep...

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: 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: Keep the USPS in place for voters

The postal service is crucial to our lives as voters and as Americans. It can’t and shouldn’t be defunded, because the effects would be wide-reaching and incredibly damaging to our country.

MACKENNA ROWE, Evergreen columnist

September 3, 2020

Shockingly, there is another problem in the news, this time with President Donald Trump and some mail. Relief funding for the USPS has been going back and forth between different political parties, the House and Senate, and even people on Facebook. The issue limiting funding to the United States Po...

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Eye of the storm

OPINION: Countdown to the 3rd: Eye of the storm

JACOB HERSH, Evergreen opinion editor

September 1, 2020

“Life’s ill, sometimes life might kill.” - Vordul Mega, “Iron Galaxy” A fully-developed hurricane can release the energy of a 10-megaton nuclear bomb every 20 minutes. That’s almost 700 Hiroshimas smacking down on the coast of Texas and Louisiana every 20 minutes. Hurricane Laura see...

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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