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.

Georgians, Say No to New Voting Machines: Vote by Mail

The 2018 midterm elections in Georgia were a stain on the fabric of democracy. Republican candidate for governor Brian Kemp oversaw his own election and engaged in systematic voter suppression as Georgia’s secretary of state. Voting machines in various parts of the state malfunctioned en masse, and many voters in metropolitan Atlanta waited up to [...]

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Kemp’s Criminal Justice Reforms Hurt Georgians

Georgia’s criminal justice system, which saw significant reform in the last decade, will see more regressive changes under Gov. Brian Kemp’s leadership.  Kemp outlined part of his crime agenda during his State of the State address in mid-January. Since then, Georgia lawmakers have pursued new policies on crime and punishment that are uncontroversial, like tougher [...]

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Capital Punishment is a Gross Injustice in America

The American justice system should be on death row. With each day that innocent people await execution for crimes they did not commit, the very institutions meant to ensure justice become engines of inequality and inhumanity.  Rodney Reed, who maintains his innocence to this day, is scheduled to be executed by the state of Texas [...]

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Stand Up Against White Nationalism

It’s time to stop hiding from the truth about President Donald J. Trump. On Saturday, Sept. 14, Chester Doles, a white supremacist, neo-Nazi leader and convicted felon, held a pro-Trump rally, which he advertised on social media as a family event, in downtown Dahlonega, Ga. In reality, the rally was nothing more than a pathetic [...]

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Fake Eviction Flyers Polarized Already Divided Campus Dialogue

The recent protest by Emory Students for Justice in Palestine (ESJP), which involved posting fake eviction notices on student doors, received undeserved praise for initiating discussion from Anthony Wong (21C) in a Wheel op-ed on Wednesday. Unfortunately, these flyers have damaged the discussion about the treatment of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and West Bank [...]

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