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Helton: 20 Out of 20: Winners and losers of the first Democratic debates

Democratic presidential candidates wave to the crowd as they arrive to the stage at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami on Thursday, June 27, 2019, for Day 2 of the first Democratic presidential primary debates for the 2020 elections. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald/TNS)

Elijah Helton, Opinions Editor

June 30, 2019

Going into the first two nights of Democratic debates, the 20 participating candidates had more or less the same goal: leave a good impression. Regardless of whether they were an upper-tier candidate looking to prove campaign legitimacy as a frontrunner or a long shot hoping to make waves and gain attention,...

Lane: America’s real problems

March 3, 2016

Joe Lane [email protected] During this election, the voice of a businessman has cut through the chatter. For years, many have followed the gospel of this billionaire. He has, over his decades-long run as a tycoon, experienced profound success virtually unmatched by any other. His investors respe...

Decency, not heroism

FILE - In this file photo, Keith Ruff talks at the Americans with Disability Act 25th Anniversary Celebration at the Ped Mall in Iowa City on Saturday July 25, 2015. The ADA is a civil rights law that bans discrimination against individuals with disabilities. (The Daily Iowan/Jai Yeon Lee, file)

August 26, 2015

Hannah Soyer [email protected] When I was a senior in high school, I wrote a letter to singer/songwriter Matt Nathanson asking him to go to prom with me. He didn’t, but I did get to meet him after a show and hang out. Did the fact that I was in a wheelchair help this to happen? Maybe. I don...

Speak up on the economy

Speak up on the economy

August 26, 2015

Joe Lane [email protected] To open the day on Monday, the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 1,000 points, then closed with a loss of more than 580 points. According to CNN, this 588-point drop was the worst the Dow had seen since August 2011. These plunges all come after a historically terribl...

A Modern Modest Proposal

A Modern Modest Proposal

August 24, 2015

Jace Brady [email protected] In 1729, Jonathan Swift wrote a revolutionary proposal to ease the suffering of the Irish working class. His essay “A Modest Proposal” provided a commonsense solution to his era’s major issues. Today, I make an adaptation of his essay, “A Modern Modest Proposal.” It...