The Empire Strikes Back: House repeals the Affordable Care Act in May 4 vote

The Empire Strikes Back: House repeals the Affordable Care Act in May 4 vote

  As the plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed by a vote of 217 to 213 in the House of Representatives on May 4, House Democrats began singing and waving their goodbyes to their fellow...
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Macron’s victory in French election reveals French  attitudes toward the EU and globalization

Macron’s victory in French election reveals French attitudes toward the EU and globalization

Emmanuel Macron’s victory in the French presidential election marked the end of the most contentious and polarizing election season in the history of the Fifth Republic. Macron and his independent centrist party En Marche! defeated Marine Le Pen and the...
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Protestors “die-in” at Buchanan and AHCA protest in Sarasota

Protestors “die-in” at Buchanan and AHCA protest in Sarasota

Somber chants and the sound of “Taps” filled the air outside of the Federal Government Office in downtown Sarasota the evening of May 11, in protest of Rep. Vern Buchanan’s vote in favor of the American Health Care Act (AHCA)....
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Trump’s American Health Care Act passes in House – here’s what you need to know

Trump’s American Health Care Act passes in House – here’s what you need to know

Trump’s plans for a replacement to the Affordable Care Act (also known as Obamacare) passed in the House on the afternoon of Thursday, May 4. This replacement, called the American Health Care Act, still requires Senate approval. However, if it...
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5 Florida greyhounds test positive for cocaine

5 Florida greyhounds test positive for cocaine

A greyhound racing trainer named Malcolm McAllister permanently lost his training license on April 24 after five of his dogs tested positive for cocaine in their system back in January. State employees took urine samples of the dogs following a...
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NCSA elections see decrease in voter turnout

The turnout was so low at the Thursday, April 13 New College Student Alliance (NCSA) elections and the positions so vacant that this reporter, a first-year transfer, won the Educational Policy Committee (EPC), Student Academic Standing Committee (SASC) and the...
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Repeal of North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ leaves no protections for LGBTQ+ community

Repeal of North Carolina’s ‘Bathroom Bill’ leaves no protections for LGBTQ+ community

In March 2016, North Carolina legislators passed a bill that required people to use the restrooms and locker rooms that corresponded to the sex on their birth certificate and barred local municipalities from instituting their own antidiscrimination policies. I...
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Nationalism in a supranational community: the rise of populist politics in Europe

Nationalism in a supranational community: the rise of populist politics in Europe

The recent resurgence in nationalist rhetoric in the United States under the Trump presidency has been analogous with a similar resurgence in populist political parties and anti-Europeanization promises in key EU states like France and Germany. Europeanization...
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Three candidates continue to campaign in city commission runoff

The race for two open city commission seats did not come to a close as expected on the March 14 election, as no candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote. Voters were able to choose two names out...
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Dutch rejection of Wilders serves as a positive barometer for the outcome of nationalist parties in Europe

Dutch voters turned out in record numbers to reject the nation’s far right, nationalist candidate Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom on March 15. The 2017 election garnered more international attention than any election in recent Dutch history and...
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