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Astros’ Sanctions Fail To Punish

The Houston Astros baseball team line up for the national anthem ahead of a spring training game against the Miami Marlins at FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Fla. (Daniel A. Varela/Miami Herald/TNS)
March 5, 2020

Recently, the news broke that the Houston Astros were involved in a sign stealing scandal that might have cost the Dodgers the World Series. Rob Manfred, the commissioner of the MLB, decided that the...

Polarized Discourse Precipitates Stability

President Donald Trump, left, listens as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi speaks during the 68th Annual National Prayer Breakfast at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. (Oliver Contreras/Sipa USA/TNS)
February 13, 2020

Recently, I read an article published in the New Yorker titled “The Last Time Democracy Almost Died” by Jill Lepore. This piece inspired me to think about what an attack on American democracy might...

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