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Zachariah Sippy


Introducing Reactions: Opinion’s snappy and succinct mini-columns

After major scoops and stories on campus, Reactions will host a series of snappy, prompt, roughly 250-word pieces, staking out different points of view. These mini-columns can engage with each other directly, explore different sides of the issue at hand, and — importantly — prioritize timeliness.

After major scoops and stories on campus, Reactions will host a series of snappy, prompt, roughly 250-word pieces, staking out different points of view. These mini-columns can engage with each other directly, explore different sides of the issue at hand, and — importantly — prioritize timeliness.


Currently, three Democrats - Rocky Adkins (above left), Adam Edelen (center left) and Andy Beshear (bottom left) - have entered the race to challenge incumbent governor Matt Bevin (right)

Photo Credits: Gage Skidmore, BluegrassEditorGuy and Mansfield KYOAG / Wikimedia Commons

Democrats, let’s not get ahead of ourselves: the 2019 elections demand our attention

Even if you cannot get excited about Kentucky, Louisiana, or Mississippi, our adopted home state of New Jersey is holding State Assembly elections for all 80 seats. These elections matter and will impact the daily lives of millions of Americans long before any hypothetical presidential inauguration in 2021.


The Capitol building at dusk.
Martin Falbisoner / Wikimedia Commons

Nuke the filibuster

The current rules of the Senate enable tyranny of the minority. As 2020 Democratic primary candidates outline their plans to tackle these issues, it is important to keep in mind that no ambitious course of action can be adopted — even with Democratic majorities in the House and Senate — if the filibuster remains.


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