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The Oberlin Review

Trump Raises Military Budget at Expense of Citizens

Jordan Joseph, Contributing Writer

March 3, 2017


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In his budget proposal released Monday, President Donald Trump proposed increasing federal funding for the military by $54 billion at the expense of important domestic and international programs and agencies. This budget, if approved by Congress, would severely hurt American citizens. The proposal itse...

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 ...

Calling Elected Reps Proves Most Effective

Alec Perlow, Contributing Writer

February 3, 2017


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The etiquette for answering the phone was the first thing interns were taught in the congressional office I worked in during Winter Term. Our D.C. office had three phones set up to receive every call, with no voicemail. During the first two weeks of January, the phones rang sporadically. Almost all th...

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...

Off the Cuff: Janet Garrett, Two-Time Congressional Candidate

Off the Cuff: Janet Garrett, Two-Time Congressional Candidate

Louis Krauss, News Editor

February 3, 2017


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Janet Garrett is a life-long Oberlin resident and spent many years as a teacher at Eastwood Elementary School before retiring in 2015. Garrett ran for Congress in Ohio’s 4th Congressional District both in 2014 and 2016, losing twice to current Republican congressman Jim Jordan. Since President Don...

Trump’s Personality Distracts from Policy Issues

Daniel Nerenhausen, Contributing Writer

December 9, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

The time of simple post-election anger and condemnation has passed, leaving the party of progress and activism faced with a profound question: What, in practice, does it mean to fight President-elect Donald Trump? Much of the reaction I have observed thus far, particularly here on campus, has been indi...

Shutdown Rooted in Partisanship, Moralizing of Opposition

The Editorial Board

October 4, 2013


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Disappointment with Congressional performance might seem hard to quantify this week, as an uncompromising House of Representatives rendered the government defunct and the American public dismayed on Tuesday by failing to reach an agreement that would sustain governmental operations. Though frustration...

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