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The Oberlin Review

Emotional Focus Puts Facts Second in Politics

Amber Scherer, Columnist
March 10
Filed under Columns, OPINIONS

Since the election, President Donald Trump’s opponents have struggled to find their role in the new era. Political norms seem irrelevant and liberals are struggling to make themselves heard. Two weeks ago in the Review, Will Cramer suggested that activists rely on intuition over facts to make argument...

Guns, Not Bears, Threaten Ohio Schools

Amber Scherer, Columnist
February 10
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In the first confirmation vote to ever require a tiebreaker, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos as education secretary Tuesday. DeVos was one of President Donald Trump’s most controversial cabinet nominees, provoking intense opposition from Senate Democrats and teachers’ unions. During her confirmat...

U.S. Should Rely on Constitution in Turbulent Times

Amber Scherer, Contributing Writer
February 3
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In the months since the presidential election, I have heard people question our system of democracy. This is understandable, as the democratic process led to a result that many find abhorrent and in conflict with the United States’ core values. However, as we seek ways to resist Trump and move forwar...

Democratic Party Must Consider Needs of Trump Voters

Amber Scherer, Contributing Writer
November 18
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

I worked for the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign for several months leading up to the election. It was surprisingly fun work and, as a generally introverted first-year, a big help to transitioning me to life away from home. But I saw a lot that frustrated and upset me. On one campaign trip, I heard...

Feminism Will Become Law Under Clinton

Amber Scherer, Contributing Writer
October 28
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As a country, we’ve finally made it through all three presidential debates. The matches were tense and personal, which gave us a deep look at the candidates’ characters. One resorted to insult, accusation and primal displays of arrogance while the other prioritized policy over performance. She may not make gre...

Clinton Brings Lifetime of Service to Presidency

Amber Scherer, Contributing Writer
September 30
Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS, Recent Stories

One of my first conversations while phone banking for the Clinton campaign was also one of my most memorable. An elderly man picked up. I gave him my pitch, then paused for his response. He was polite but hesitant. I asked which candidate he planned to support in November. Eventually, overly consc...

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