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The outside of the White House before the election results. Joseph Biden is projected to defeat Donald Trump in the presidential election. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

History Club holds “After Trump” roundtable discussion

Tim Giorlando April 3, 2021
After the capital riots on Jan. 6, the history department is debating and discussing the outcomes of the Trump presidency and its impact on the American public. 
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The United States Capitol Building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

Student organizations at SBU comment on Capitol riots and Zeldin ties

Maya Brown January 24, 2021
Several student organizations at Stony Brook University have reacted to the U.S. Capitol building riot that occurred almost three weeks ago. Some have also supported calls for Rep. Lee Zeldin resignation, as a result of his reactions to the riot. 
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The outside of the Capitol building. On Jan. 6, the day of Joe Bidens certification as president-elect, a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol building. BRIANNE LEDDA/THE STATESMAN

“It is a kind of mass social psychosis”: SBU professors react to invasion of the U.S. Capitol

Maya Brown and Claudia Motley January 14, 2021
“You hear the interviews, hear the depths or the breaths of the anger based online," Robert Chase, a history professor, said. "I think that at some point, a country has to have a national reckoning over truth.”
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Official poster for The Politician. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Shows like “The Politician” educate viewers on pressing issues through satire

Xenia Gonikberg November 10, 2019
While there are elements of high school drama, like cliques and bullying, it also provides insight into the mind of a politician on Capitol Hill
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A window in the Student Activities Center adorned sticky notes about how disabilities have effected their life. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Don’t make it tougher for people with disabilities

Joshua Blake October 21, 2019
I decided to look up “Disability Reporting Jobs” on Google, with hopes of receiving information regarding job openings for journalists with disabilities such as myself. The results that popped up were articles about employment issues involving people with disabilities and how Social Security can help if you have one. Although none of this was relevant to my situation, I did find one article intriguing.
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Professor Stephanie Kelton  NOOR LONE/STATESMAN FILE

Presidential Lecture Series: Professor Stephanie Kelton debunks the national debt

Lisseth Aguilar October 17, 2018
Kelton described the debate over the national debt as a “bipartisan chorus,” since both parties in Washington agree that having such a high debt will produce dangerous economic consequences for future generations. Contrarily, she argues that deficits are necessary for economic growth.
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Kanye West announced at the VMAs he will be running for the 2020 Presidency. PHOTO CREDITS: Jason Persse

Yes to Yeezus for President in 2020

Maurice Abernathy September 9, 2015
"Don’t laugh. All things considered, Kanye West is a viable presidential candidate — he is a self-made African American entrepreneur and a humanistic visionary."
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Government shutdown nothing more than “playground politics”

Jeremy Kline October 15, 2013
So, imagine this: two groups of people are arguing about something. Neither side is willing to concede anything to the other side, let alone try to reach a compromise. They won’t even meet with the other group of people because they are so entrenched in their own opinions. Does this sound like what you might find on an elementary school playground? Yes, it does. It’s also what is currently happening in the government of one of the most powerful nations on the face of this Earth.
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