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Students protesting the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida Feb. 19, 2018. PUBLIC DOMAIN

We need bipartisan solutions to gun violence

Vinod Kripalani September 11, 2023
#OPINION: As a Republican, I would be lying if I didn't admit that my party has flawed reasons for supporting looser gun restrictions.
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Midterm elections could hinge on four Long Island congressional races

Benjamin Amster October 23, 2022
Long Island’s four highly competitive congressional races are drawing considerable attention from both parties. Two districts on Long Island are favoring Republicans by just three points, and the other two districts are favoring Democrats by just two and five points.
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Logo of The Onion Bagel column. STATESMAN FILE

The Onion Bagel: Banning abortions isn’t enough, we must also restrict male masturbation

Michael Cleary September 19, 2021
#opinion: Whenever a male ejaculates, they can release between 40 million to 1.2 billion sperm. That is 40 million to 1.2 billion potential lives that have been completely snuffed out before they have ever been given a chance at life.
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After four years of division, we’re not that divided

Matt Venezia November 29, 2020
#OPINION After the past four years of division and then the 2020 presidential election, we have seen countless renditions of how the nation is divided between Republicans and Democrats.
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A voter at Stony Brook Universitys Center for Civic Justice getting a stamp for her mail in ballot. CRIS ZHANG/THE STATESMAN

How voting should look in the next presidential election

Matt Venezia November 12, 2020
#Opinion: Voting is a personal civic duty in the United States. Even while considered a flawed democracy, as classified by the Economist, the institutions of the U.S. are among the most democratic in the world.
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Demonstrators during the student organized March For Our Lives on March 28. March for Our Lives organizers estimate 800,000 protesters attended the main march in Washington, D.C. and there were 800 so-called sibling marches held across the globe. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

How conservatives can lead the fight for gun reform —and why they should

Andrew Infantino March 3, 2019
The United States has disproportionately higher gun crime rates than virtually any other developed country. Legislative action is a crucial step in lowering those rates.
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Students discussing the issue of a divided government in the United States. The community dialogue event was held by The Center for Civic Justice on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

SBU community discusses divided government

Maya Brown February 26, 2019
The Center for Civic Justice held a community dialogue on the topic of divided government on Monday, Feb. 25. Students, faculty and staff discussed some of the ways in which we can address the issue as a community.
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New York voter registration papers distributed by Stony Brooks Vote Everywhere group in partnership with the Andrew Goodman Foundation. ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook students show enthusiasm for midterm elections

Samantha Robinson November 4, 2018
Ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 6, The Statesman randomly surveyed 50 students around campus to get their take on this year’s midterm races.
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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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The self-interest presidency: a case for Trump’s impeachment

Michael Punzi September 9, 2018
For almost two years I’ve studied the Trump presidency closely, and have found that Donald Trump is the most corrupt president America has ever seen. Let’s look at the facts, not the tweets.  
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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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The partisan politics of social media

The partisan politics of social media

Max Katz April 20, 2016
The only thing I am sure of in this election is that I wish everyone I know would be a little bit more willing to talk about why they might be wrong.
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