Discussions on “misinformation” or “disinformation” campaigns have ravaged American political life in recent years, and they have served as a one of the primary catalysts for the political divide which we are facing today. Aside from politics, misinformation has been allowed to seep into other areas of American life, so much so that one of the largest inhibitors to progress in this country is not a difference of beliefs — but a difference of fundamental facts. Misinformation has infected science and medical fields, and it has allowed conspiracy theories to run rampant.
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Political representation is an important issue in American politics, and how folks are able to access that power is hindered by a gatekeeping system that prevents many people from running for office. The financial burden to run for office in this country prevents adequate representation and agency for impoverished and marginalized communities.
Collegiate athletics have been plagued for years facing issues of exploitative practices when it comes to how they support college athletes. College athletes face many challenges when it comes to funding their education — especially athletes competing in sports outside the NCAA’s primary revenue streams and women’s athletes.
The Public Safety Review Committee voted to recommend that the City Council not pursue using body cameras for Madison Police officers. The City of Madison had allocated $83,000 for a pilot project that would purchase body cameras, in addition to another $50,000 that would be required to process the footage recorded by the cameras.
The last four years have inflicted carnage on American democracy. The Trump administration’s shattering of presidential norms, attacks on the free press and insistence on unwavering loyalty has ultimately led us to what has been dubbed the most divisive era in American history.
This article reflects analysis based on an extremely volatile election that was accurate at the time of publication, but could change when official election results become available. Check online for the most accurate and up-to-date information.
Following Trump’s election in 2016, news organizations analyzed their role in providing unprecedented amounts of press coverage to his campaign and how that may have influenced the election’s outcome. News outlets’ shifts in coverage practices, however, have a critical misunderstanding — political bias is not the problem.
A New York Times report found that President Trump paid $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017. For 10 of the previous 15 years, the report also finds he paid no income taxes at all. America works only for the billionaire class and the system needs to be scrapped in order to adequately support all Americans, not just the one percent.
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Wisconsin held its primaries on Tuesday following two court decisions blocking Governor Evers’s executive orders to postpone the contest and expand mail-in options.
On Tuesday, following key endorsements from Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden was able to secure 10 of 14 states in the Democratic primary race, establishing himself as the new frontrunner to Sen. Bernie Sanders.