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Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Biden Administration Faces a Range of Challenges

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer January 20, 2022

One year into President Biden’s administration, he is at an inflection point. The President and the Democratic-controlled Congress have had undeniable success on issues like the COVID-19 vaccine rollout,...

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Texas Launches a War on Books

Kira Small '22 December 14, 2021

Everything’s bigger in Texas, particularly the list of books that State Representative Matt Krause is pulling from public school libraries. In a letter to education officials, Krause demanded that the...

Supreme Court to Decide on Mississippi Abortion Case

Supreme Court to Decide on Mississippi Abortion Case

Maya Macias '25, Writer December 9, 2021

On December 1, the Supreme Court heard the case of Mississippi’s abortion law. The law would ban all abortions after 15 weeks. This is arguably the most impactful abortion case of the decade, as it threatens...

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2022 Senate Elections Hold the Future of the Biden Presidency

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer November 30, 2021

With about 11 months until the 2022 midterm elections, Americans are getting an increasingly clear look at many unfolding Senate races across the country. There is no definitive guess about who will control...

Why China is Winning

Why China is Winning

Xi Jinping’s indefinite rule marks a new era of global Chinese hegemony
Kira Small '22 November 22, 2021

In 2017, President Xi Jinping banned the phrase “Winnie the Pooh” after online bloggers posted memes comparing him to the cartoon bear. On May 6, 2021, American actor and professional wrestler John...

House Passes Build Back Better Act

House Passes Build Back Better Act

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer November 22, 2021

On November 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the historic and transformative 1.85 trillion-dollar Build Back Better act, with scores of funding for Medicare expansion, universal pre-k, childcare...

Infrastructure Bill Becomes Law

Infrastructure Bill Becomes Law

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer November 16, 2021

On November 15, President Joe Biden signed the historic one-trillion-dollar Bipartisan Infrastructure and Jobs act into law. This came after a hard-fought congressional victory that saw Democrats utilize...

House Finds Bannon in Contempt of Court

House Finds Bannon in Contempt of Court

Sydney Marks '24, Writer October 31, 2021

Congress is currently holding Steve Bannon, a former strategist under the Trump administration and former executive chairman of Breitbart News, in contempt for his refusal to testify his involvement in...

An End to the Congressional Stalemate

An End to the Congressional Stalemate

A framework deal promises to move negotiations on two bills forward
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 31, 2021

In a major victory for President Joe Biden, the White House and congressional Democrats announced that they were able to strike a framework deal for his massive legislative agenda, ending a months-long...

Two Bills in the Balance

Two Bills in the Balance

Two key bills are stuck in congressional deliberations
Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 18, 2021

President Joe Biden staked nearly his entire legacy on his 1.2 trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure bill and a second, larger bill decked with longtime liberal priorities. Both are currently facing...

Congress Temporarily Averts Financial Disaster

Congress Temporarily Averts Financial Disaster

Abhishek Narahari '24, Writer October 15, 2021

Congressional leaders have staved off a catastrophic federal debt default for the time being. After a prolonged back and forth between Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Senate minority leader...

How does the Texas abortion law impact New Mexico

How does the Texas abortion law impact New Mexico

What does it mean for patients and the health care system?
Maya Macias '25, Writer October 6, 2021

In the 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, abortions were recognized as a constitutionally protected right. Abortion access has become more restrictive over the past decade. Within a span of 8 years,...

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