Category: Editorials

For the GOP, Loyalty Trumps Democracy

Since all major news outlets declared Joe Biden the president-elect of the U.S. on Nov. 7, just a handful of congressional Republicans, such as Senators Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Susan Collins (R-Maine.), have acknowledged Biden’s victory. Most, along with much of the GOP’s base, have instead chosen to stand behind President Trump and encourage his [...]

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Nigeria’s SARS Crisis Demands U.S. Attention

During a turbulent two-week protest against the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), the notoriously corrupt Nigerian police unit, a speaker told protesters to wave the Nigerian flag and sing the national anthem, saying, “no soldier can shoot any citizen holding their own national flag.” Yet soldiers and police officers murdered 12 unarmed civilians. Pictures of bloodied [...]

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Georgia: All That’s Right (and Wrong) With America

On Nov. 4, as an anxious nation awaited the results of the 2020 presidential election, all eyes turned to Georgia — a state that embodies the conflicts of America’s political system. By the time vote counting ground to a halt over the weekend, President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia by a mere 14,149 votes. While Georgia [...]

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On Stolen Land, Emory is Failing Its Indigenous Community

Emory University stands on stolen land.  For decades, exploitative treaties allowed the U.S. government to deprive the Muscogee (Creek) Nation of their land. According to former Emory historian Gary Hauk, in 1821, the U.S. forced them to sell their land for about five cents per acre and relocate to Oklahoma, Arkansas and Alabama. Emory’s first [...]

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