Jake Busch

Jake Busch (22C) is from Brookhaven, Georgia, majoring in history and English and creative writing. He also writes for the Wheel’s Editorial Board. Busch enjoys playing basketball, reading about and debating politics and trying different kinds of ice cream. He plans to become a civil rights attorney.

Georgia Republicans Will Regret Their Latest Assault on Democracy

It’s been a rough few months for anti-democracy crusaders in the United States. A record number of Americans voted in the most recent presidential election — nearly 160 million — and the wannabe authoritarian lost and then proceeded to incite a mob to storm the U.S. Capitol because of the lie that he lost an election [...]

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Black Student Demands Must Inform Emory Police Reform

Less than one month after George Floyd’s killing in Minneapolis, Emory’s Black student leaders called on administrators to defund and disarm the Emory Police Department (EPD).  My peers were not alone in their calls for change. Following mass protests against police brutality this past summer, college students nationwide demanded institutions to defund their campus police [...]

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Stop the Steal, Georgia GOP

An attempt is being made to steal the presidential election from its certified winner, Joe Biden, the man a majority of Georgians and Americans elected as our next president. Those guilty of this plot to unravel our democracy are Georgia’s Republican leaders. As GOP officials in the state’s General Assembly began holding hearings to entertain [...]

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The GOP Is Officially the Enemy of Democracy. It’s Dangerous.

President Donald Trump’s refusal to leave the White House peacefully should not come as a surprise. From the second he announced his candidacy to the moment news outlets finally confirmed his loss to President-elect Joe Biden, he’s been a lingering stain on this nation and its grand democratic experiment.  Republican leaders had ample opportunity to [...]

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