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The past few months have been incredibly polarized politically. I have seen too many posts captioned ‘unfollow me if you don’t agree with this’ or ‘block me if you believe this’ but in reality, it should have been ‘tell me why you think this’ or ‘help me understand this’. My freshman year roommate had almost the opposite political views as me and my other friends could not grasp how she was one of the most important people in my life. …


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As the pandemic ravages both the economy and people’s livelihoods, it’s apparent that weak, or for some nonexistent, healthcare is not good. Healthcare is a necessity for many Americans; without it, many would go into insurmountable debt. Most of the developed world has a form of single-payer healthcare, in which the government supplies a basis on healthcare for all citizens, except the U.S. The U.S. healthcare system is mostly tied to your employment. So, when there is a mass of layoffs and unemployed people, their healthcare is no longer available. A recent report showed that 14.6 million Americans lost access…


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As a company of immense influence on the tech world, Apple also plays a large role in affairs both foreign and domestic. Although the company does not donate to candidates or parties, in 2019, Apple spent over $7 million in lobbying efforts that focused on the rights of big tech companies, fair treatment for immigrants, and free trade with China. Additionally, Apple takes part in many organizations, including Americans for Free Trade Coalition and the Business Roundtable.

Since 2011, Apple has donated several hundred million dollars to various educational and environmental initiatives, such as hurricane relief, wildfire recovery efforts, flood…


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Like many Americans, 8 million of which have sunk into poverty as of June 2020 due to the pandemic, you may be anxiously waiting for some further stimulus support from the federal government. Even though a direct payment of $600 eventually passed, it took months of back-and-forth negotiations between Republicans and Democrats in the House, Senate, and Oval Office to finally reach an agreement; and the truth is for many it simply is not enough.

But the fight is not over, with some Democrats and Republicans, including Donald Trump, calling for a singular bill that would increase the stimulus to…


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With the runoff election looming ever closer in Georgia, the question is what happens when the Senate is flipped? If Democrats Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock were to win on January 5th versus the Republican incumbent’s David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, they would “flip the Senate”, and a single party would control both the Legislative and Executive branches. Democrats haven’t held a seat in the Georgia Senate since 2005 but, coming off the presidential election in which President-elect Joe Biden won Georgia by 12,670 votes, Democrats are keen to win Georgia and therefore win the Senate.

At the moment…


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What is split-ticket voting?

Split-ticket voting is the practice of voting for more than one political party on a ballot. During any election there will be federal, state, and local offices on the same ballot. You can vote for your political party all the way through. On the other hand, you can ‘split’ your vote between different political parties. For instance, this could mean giving a vote to the Republican candidate for a Senate seat and a vote to the Green Party candidate for the presidency.

How common is it?

Ticket-splitting is a fascinating phenomenon because many people have a…


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An e-commerce site, provider of cloud services, and a new face in the brick-and-mortar industry as of late, Amazon has become one of the world’s most influential companies. It appears in the daily lives of millions of people across the U.S. and beyond, and with a recent evaluation of $1.7 trillion, how Amazon chooses to donate and advocate has a huge impact.

As the first company in our series of profiles, Amazon has been known to spend millions of dollars towards the causes it believes in. With big tech companies, Amazon included, spending record amounts on lobbying and playing an…


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Vote Sign (Photo: Wake Forest Law Review)

The 2020 general election may be over but many are looking at Georgia to determine who controls the Senate. There are two Senate seats up for grabs.

5 facts to keep in mind during the Georgia runoff elections:

  1. What is a runoff election? According to The New York Times, it is “essentially a rematch that is held when none of the candidates meet the criteria for winning.”
  2. If you are a 17 year old in Georgia but will turn 18 by January 5th, you are eligible to register to vote.
  3. If Reverend Raphael Warnock wins, he will be Georgia’s first…


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President Obama takes the oath of office in 2009 — expect the 2021 crowd to be much, much smaller (Photo: Architect of the Capitol)

Congratulations to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris! The 2020 Election is over and the next step for the winners is Inauguration Day.

Inauguration Day will be held on January 20, 2021 in the U.S. Capitol building in Washington D.C. Keep reading to find out what events take place on Inauguration Day!

  1. Procession to the Capitol

Members of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies will travel to the White House to escort the President-elect, Vice President-elect, and their spouses to the U.S. Capitol building. …


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Georgia’s state flag (Photo: Reader’s Digest)

In the aftermath of the November 3rd general election, most of the nation’s political attention is fixated on Washington D.C., as Joe Biden’s victorious team prepares to occupy the White House…while President Trump and some of his allies deny the fact that they lost.

However, there is also a huge amount of interest in an unlikely location — the state of Georgia, which will be holding two runoff elections for its seats in the U.S. Senate on January 5th. …

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