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The Oberlin Review

Bill Combats Imaginary Voter Fraud

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Opinions Editor
April 28, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

In December, I wrote in the Review that the election of President Donald Trump and Republicans nationwide signaled an impending battle for voting rights across the country (“Voting by Mail Removes Barriers to Polls,” Dec. 2). Now, that fight has come to Ohio. The 12 members of the Ohio House’...

Activists Must Tackle Bigotry on Local Level

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Opinions Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Donald Trump’s presidency endangers many people in the United States, citizens and non-citizens alike. Over the past week and a half, this threat has materialized in a very real way for the Oberlin and greater Lorain County communities. Earlier this month, a swastika and hate speech were carved...

Progressives Learn From Tea Party

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Opinions Editor
March 3, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Democrats have a tough time getting into the trenches. This has been clear from the beginning of the Obama era, when the Tea Party was able to thwart a number of progressive policy initiatives, despite being a political minority. It became frustratingly apparent when Senate Republicans successfully ...

Russian Connections Warrant Investigation

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Opinions Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

One of the most disturbing stories to come out of the brutal 2016 U.S. presidential election cycle was that Russian operatives, publicly encouraged by then-candidate Donald Trump, had allegedly hacked the Democratic National Committee in an attempt to tip the scales towards Trump, a much more pro-Russ...

Republicans Undermine Confirmation Process

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Writer
February 3, 2017
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

President Donald Trump announced one of the most significant moves of his young and turbulent presidency Tuesday night when he nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be the next Supreme Court Justice. Many on the left believe Gorsuch’s nomination should be blocked in much the same way that Republicans o...

Voting by Mail Removes Barriers to Polls

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Writer
December 2, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

November’s election gave Republicans control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives for the first time since 2007. On the state level, Republican governors and legislators across the country have enacted voting restrictions, such as strict voter ID laws and restricting early voting. N...

Clinton Proposes Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Nathan Carpenter, Contributing Writer
October 28, 2016
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

A defining issue of the presidential election has been immigration, largely due to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s controversial proposal to halt illegal immigration to the U.S. by building a wall on the Mexico–U.S. border. Immigration is an issue that the Oberlin community has also ...

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