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The anti-democracy

Erik Thulien, Columnist

January 25, 2017

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Politics

Donald Trump won the presidential election. When all the votes were tallied and the final electoral votes were verified, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States. Since Election Day, there has...

President Trump’s troubled transition into the Oval Office

Sean Blackwell, Staff Writer

January 25, 2017

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, Politics

With his victory over Hillary Clinton, the task of governing fell upon the shoulders of now-President Donald J. Trump, who, according to most political observers, seems to have had a less-than-stellar transition into power thus...

The Electoral College: Outdated or unchanging?

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, Politics, Top Stories

A UIS professor of political communication, Michael Cheney, believes that eliminating the Electoral College is “not likely,” despite a growing opposition to the current standard and the unprecedented levels of aggression across...

A time for love

Erik Thulien, Columnist

November 30, 2016

Filed under Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Politics

These are divisive times in America. The election of Donald Trump has brought elation to many and fear to many others. But I don’t need to comment on the election; there is nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said....

2016 general election results for Sangamon County

Jeff Burnett, Staff Writer

November 30, 2016

Filed under Features, Journal Archives, National News, News, Politics, Top Stories

In the 2016 general election cycle, Sangamon County had a slight increase of 4.5 percent in voter turnout or 99,402 (72.92 percent) of registered voters casting ballots at the polls compared to the 2012 election with only 95,156...

Wouldn’t it be nice if money wasn’t equal to free speech?

Duane Malany, Columnist

September 24, 2014

Filed under Archives, Journal Archives, Opinion Columns, Politics

Political polarization in our country is undeniably at its worst. Since Jan. 2011, we have had a Congress that blocks any solution to our national problems, and they continued that trend last Thursday when Senate Republicans filibustered...

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