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How will Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation affect progressive issues?

Supreme Court building, memorial
November 8, 2020

Amy Coney Barrett was officially sworn in as a justice of the United States Supreme Court on the evening of Monday, October 26. Barrett’s confirmation, which came less than two months after the death...

Presidential debate recap: They finally grew up…sort of

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October 28, 2020

With just a few days until the election, Lasso Opinion Editor Charlie Adams shares his take on the final presidential debate. At times over the course of online learning we’ve all felt ourselves...

Pack dem’ courts

graphic of 11 justices
October 23, 2020

Following the passing of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, an overwhelming sense of loss filled the minds of millions across the nation. Yet to Republican leadership, the absence of one...

Defining moments from Tuesday night’s Presidential Debate

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October 5, 2020

On Tuesday night, at 9 p.m., I tuned into NBC to watch the first presidential debate. It started with Joe Biden politely greeting Donald Trump, but the mood changed within the first five minutes. It...

Mapping Bernie Sanders

Mapping Bernie Sanders
To understand Bernie Sanders's political ideology, we can do better than "socialism"
April 7, 2020

There are few words that are as widely misused and misunderstood in American politics as the term “socialism.” Most Americans fundamentally do not understand trends in economic policy outside of...

Rationalizing Joe Biden

Joe Biden speaking with attendees at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety (Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr)
A case for the least exciting Democratic nominee in decades
April 7, 2020

The 2020 primary was supposed to usher in a new era for the Democratic Party, more reflective of the diverse and progressive coalition it claims to represent.  Instead- twenty-six democrats, and over...

D.C. can do better than Jack Evans

Former D.C council member Jack Evans speaking at the D.C Council chambers in 2017. Earlier this year, he was accused of ethical violations that led to him stepping down before being fully prosecuted (Photo via Wikimedia Commons).
March 3, 2020

In our nation’s capital, scandals and political comebacks shouldn’t mix any more than they already do. Former city council member Jack Evans nearly made history for being the first D.C council member...

Beyond the blue and red

Crossing from Conserve School into the Sylvania Wilderness (Photo by Colter Adams).
How civility helps, not hampers, freedom of expression
February 20, 2020

When I decided to attend Conserve School, a one-semester program for environmental leadership, I anticipated that I would gain invaluable skills as a naturalist and environmental activist. However, I never...

‘Hot Takes’ Episode 3

The American flag blows in the wind
December 9, 2019

In an area as overwhelmingly progressive as Falls Church City, it is often difficult to encounter opposing viewpoints on political issues. It is even rarer for students with different views to engage in...

‘Hot Takes’ Episode 2

The American flag blows in the wind
December 2, 2019

In an area as overwhelmingly progressive as Falls Church City, it is often difficult to encounter opposing viewpoints on political issues. It is even rarer for students with different views to engage in...

Vote in the primaries. They’re important.

Woman stands with other protestors holding signs about refugees.
June 10, 2019

Right now, the news cycle is consumed with the 2020 Democratic Party presidential primaries. Joe Biden entered the third presidential race of his career after much anticipation. Bernie Sanders entered...

The Lasso breaks down the 2020 Democratic primary

The Lasso breaks down the 2020 Democratic primary
Analysis of the race to win the party's nomination for President
June 4, 2019

The Lasso Politics Team discusses the 2020 Democratic primary, campaign strategy, and picks favorites among the current candidates.

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