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OPINION: The differences between the Biden and Clinton campaigns

The White House - Photo by David Everett Strickler

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

October 19, 2020

Through a rigorous primary season, a contentious general election season, a host of controversies, and a literal pandemic, one thought has lingered in the minds of those who have closely followed the presidential election no matter which candidate you support.

Commission on Presidential Debates cancels second presidential debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates cancelled the second debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden. (JIM WATSON,SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images/TNS)

Bethanie Simms, Contributing Writer

October 15, 2020

In an unprecedented move, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) canceled a presidential debate amid fallout from President Trump’s positive coronavirus diagnosis.

OPINION: America needs tougher gun laws, but don’t freak out, gun supporters.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - JULY 25: Reverend Tim Christopher, hold his firearm that he always carries while attending the meet-and-greet event held Minnesota Freedom Fighters on Saturday, July 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, MN. Christopher has testified before the MN House Judiciary Committee on gun control legislation. (Jason Armond/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

October 2, 2020

So the question worth asking is, how do we enact change and strike a balance between saving lives and protecting Second Amendment rights?

Trump and Biden face off in first presidential debate

Trump supporters watch the first presidential debate between US President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden on Sept. 29, 2020 in Old Forge, near Scranton, Pennsylvania. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images/TNS)

Hannah McDonnell, Contributing Writer

October 2, 2020

Moderated by Chris Wallace in Cleveland, OH, the first presidential debate was held between former Vice President Joe Biden and current President Donald Trump where they discussed a number of relevant issues happening in the nation.

NextGen NC offers insight into President Trump’s visits to NC

President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters during a Thursday rally in Freeland, Michigan. (Mandi Wright/Detroit Free Press/TNS)

Aurora Xiong, Contributing Writer

September 16, 2020

President Donald Trump’s recent visit to N.C. has sparked some discussions behind his intentions. With the 2020 presidential elections quickly approaching, Trump seems to be treading up new ideas on how to better his campaign strategies and win a swing stats such as N.C.   Progressive political organizatio...

OPINION: There’s a clear candidate to achieve peace with North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and U.S. president Donald Trump.

Jacob Sawyer, Staff Writer

September 15, 2020

Unfortunately, U.S. President Donald Trump has failed to execute a strong peacemaking plan. While he held summits, for instance, they were more or less intended to show off to the world rather than actually committing to easing tensions. U.S. Democratic nominee Joe Biden, on the other hand, appears to be much more prepared to make real progress on this significant issue.

OPINION: Dealing with the rise of political demagogues 

Political perspectives is a column that focuses on providing different opinions on important political issues from UNCW students.

Nicolas Ziccardi, Contributing Writer

August 18, 2020

If the past two presidential primaries have proven anything of substance, it is that demagogues are as pervasive as ever in our electoral politics. Demagogues being political figures who play off the emotions, frustrations, and prejudices of their constituents and harness those feelings to accomplish t...

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