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Florida DEI ban threatens diversity in universities

Elizabeth O'Connell February 25, 2024

“Discrimination, exclusion and indoctrination,” remarks Florida Governor Ron DeSantis when asked to describe his opinion on the initiatives of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This narrative...

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Trump supporters outside of White House in Washington, DC. PUBLIC DOMAIN OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

Trump’s tiny hands are struggling to cling to power as QAnon’s influence grows

Michael Cleary August 30, 2021
Trump supporters are showing their support for the former president. However, Trump may not have this much support in the coming months.
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Skyler Johnson, a 19-year old campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).COURTESY OF SKYLER JOHNSON

Local student seeks Democratic nomination to challenge state senator Kenneth LaValle

Alek Lewis January 2, 2020
19-year-old Skyler Johnson is campaigning for the 2020 Democratic nomination to run for the District 1 New York State Senate seat against 42-year incumbent Kenneth P. LaValle (R-Port Jefferson).
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Dinesh DSouza speaking at a lecture in the Sydney Gelber Auditorium in the SAC. . ANNA CORREA/THE STATESMAN

Dinesh D’Souza draws controversy at Stony Brook lecture

Mike Adams April 15, 2018
The Stony Brook College Republicans brought Dinesh D’Souza, conservative speaker and documentary filmmaker, to campus.
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Lawrence Zacarese. ZACARESE FOR SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF/FACEBOOK

Suffolk County Sheriff’s election too close to call

Joseph Konig November 8, 2017
“We did not concede,” Herman wrote in a text.
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Assistant Chief of Police Lawrence M. Zacarese, above, SAHER JAFRI/STATESMAN FILE

Zacarese beats out Boyle in Suffolk County Republican primary

Joseph Konig September 13, 2017
Assistant Chief of Police and the Director of Campus Emergency Management Lawrence Zacarese came out on top against State Senator Philip Boyle in the Republican primary for Suffolk County sheriff on Tuesday night.
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Congressman Lee Zeldin of New York speaking at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.

Local candidates affected by presidential candidates’ unpopularity

Chris Gaine October 5, 2016
Zeldin, whose campaign did not return a request for comment, has no mention of Donald Trump's name on his website.
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Let’s unleash Microsoft’s “Tay” on the presidential campaign

Christopher Leelum March 31, 2016
Can man — the so evidently fallible ape with amazing capacities for violence, racism and terror — actually create intelligence?
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The great academic rift in the Grand Old Party

The great academic rift in the Grand Old Party

Nick Zararis March 29, 2016
We need an educated populous to properly participate in a representative democracy. This is where the divide in the Republican Party truly comes from.
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A picture of an Oscars trophy. The 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12.

And the Oscar goes to…the people

Jager Robinson March 1, 2016
If the Oscars are the be-all-end-all of the movie business, why aren’t the fans voting for best movie?
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“Right to Die” bill illustrates the hypocrisy of pro-life movement

Skyler Gilbert October 12, 2015
The irony with the pro-life movement is that they only advocate for life before one is born and the time when one is in so much terminal pain that they’d prefer to be dead.
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LaSalvia notes that Republicans must accept change for future elections

Jeremy Kline November 21, 2013
Walking around campus, you may have seen advertisements for “Homocon.” Regardless of what one may initially think, Homocon was an event in which an openly-gay conservative, Jimmy LaSalvia, came to speak to Stony Brook students about how homosexuals, along with homosexuality in general, are becoming more accepted in the Republican Party. He also discussed the role they can play in bringing the Republican Party back to its roots: economic and social conservatism.
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