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The Republican health care bill is attempted murder

The Republican health care bill is attempted murder

June 22, 2017

I woke up late on June 14. The first thing I remember seeing was a tweet from Larry Lessig, a Harvard law professor, asserting that we are “AllRepublicansToday.” I’ve been numb to mass shootings...

It is too late for a ground war in Syria

It is too late for a ground war in Syria

February 16, 2017

Our country may be going to war. Officials from the Department of Defense are drafting plans to put American ground troops on Syrian soil; if President Trump decides to execute those plans, Americans could...

Repeal the 2nd Amendment

July 13, 2016

This was all preventable. We need to acknowledge that. If two officers have blood on their hands, ours are tinged a light red. If Micah Johnson deserved to explode, a piece of shrapnel was intended...

Refusal of service on grounds of religion

Refusal of service on grounds of religion

June 15, 2016

Even in the wake of unspeakable terror, the American LGBT community continues to face daily discrimination. A gay man who survived this weekend's horrific mass shooting in Orlando can be fired tomorrow...

Obama's Black America

June 1, 2016

I was eight years old. I had just gotten home from a friend’s house on a hot July afternoon; he was a white friend, but I didn’t think of him that way – at least, I didn’t want to. My parents were...

Vote blue no matter who

March 31, 2016

By Kyle Campbell | Staff Columnist Liberals are responsible for Citizens United.Not the liberals on the Supreme Court – who authored a blistering dissent about the influence of money in politics and...

Speak up, if you can

March 23, 2016

If you’re a part of the 39 percent of students who took 30 seconds out of their day to vote in SGA elections on March 1, you probably got tired of having to turn away countless candidates and volunteers...

Clinton's efforts appeal better to black voters

January 28, 2016

I don’t know who I’m voting for on March 1. I’m not just saying that because I’m not supposed to endorse a candidate, but because the Democratic Party has three (yes, three) brilliant candidates...

Tuscaloosa deserves a raise

January 15, 2016

Earlier this week, John Bel Edwards was sworn in as Governor of Louisiana. His first act as governor was to issue an executive order to expand Medicaid – and just like that, 300,000 Louisianans were...

A Forward Reflection

December 2, 2015

By Kyle Campbell | Staff ColumnistBy Kyle Campbell | Staff ColumnistI still wear my shirt with the holes in it. It’s a bit small, as I’ve grown since I bought it, and I have to tuck it in so no one...

A profile in cowardice

A profile in cowardice

November 18, 2015

President John F. Kennedy is the only president to have received a Pulitzer Prize. His award-winning work, “Profiles in Courage,” focused on members of the U.S. Senate who defied what was politically...

The confederate flag and window dressing racism

The confederate flag and window dressing racism

October 21, 2015

I can’t tell you the date; all I remember is that it was a Sunday morning. It was one of many long, nondescript Sunday mornings I spent on the hour-long ride from my home in the Wiregrass to DeFuniak...

Voter suppression begins at home

October 7, 2015

Last week, Governor Bentley announced the closure of 31 drivers license offices in many of the poorest – and blackest – counties in Alabama. Due to Alabama’s new voter ID laws, however, these closures...

Thank goodness for career politicians

September 23, 2015

The top three polling candidates for the Republican nomination for President - Donald Trump, Ben Carson, and Carly Fiorina - have more in common with one another than their terrible political views. None...

A note to white progressives

September 9, 2015

In the wake of the Ferguson riots in the Spring of 2014, over a hundred UA students associated with the Black Lives Matter movement orchestrated a “die-in” in the Ferguson Center, during which they...

Want to know what budget cuts look like? Furlough workers now and see

August 31, 2015

Feb. 26, 2015 is the day Robert Bentley stopped acting like a Tuscaloosa dermatologist and started acting like the governor of Alabama. When state Senator Bill Holtzclaw (R-Madison) put up a billboard...

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