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Metro | Politics
On August 16, 2019, actor Peter Fonda died. A member of a prominent acting family, Fonda is probably best known as a countercultural icon who starred in films like Easy Rider, which is about two motorcyclists traveling through the Southern U.S. However, as my only experience with Fonda is his role in Thomas and the Magic Railroad (likely not Peter Fonda’s proudest moment), I cannot give a proper obituary of the man, nor will I try to. Instead, I would like to focus on his political statements, which brought him a good deal of notoriety in his later years.
Free college, student debt, climate change and gun control
From a young age, we are conditioned to believe patriotism equals decency.
Former Vice President Joe Biden made Nevada state legislator Lucy Flores feel “uneasy, gross, and confused” at a campaign rally in 2014, according to an essay published by The Cut. Flores explains in her essay that Biden came up from behind her, smelled her hair and kissed the back of her head.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer told Congress on Wednesday that Trump knew ahead of time that WikiLeaks had emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, and he testified that Trump is a "racist," a "conman" and a "cheat."
The entire system of how Americans vote could be changing soon if Colorado is any indication. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis has stipulated that he is going to sign a bill that will sidestep the Electoral College in favor of a system that will allow the candidate with the most popular votes to win.
We’ve given our opinion on who you should cast your vote for in the Student Government elections (hello, it was in the opinions section and is online), but now it’s your turn to decide. Consider this a friendly reminder that whether or not you vote, SG has control of nearly $21 million that’s taken from UF students from student fees. So, maybe take five minutes out of your day to vote, so you can have some control over where that money goes. And if you have voted, congratulations, we appreciate it.
In the age of social media, we’re pretty accustomed to celebrities chiming in with their opinions on a range of topics. Recently, rapper Cardi B posted a series of videos condemning President Donald Trump for the government shutdown. She shamed him for leaving thousands of government employees without pay for over a month and defended previous administrations’ government shutdowns as being over more worthy causes than a border wall. The videos went viral, and people on both sides of the political spectrum commented on them. Not everyone loved it but, of course, her fans praised her for using her social platform to push an agenda.
Commissioner Adrian Hayes-Santos was running unopposed until now
You’re deep asleep. You went to bed at 3 a.m. — still on your Winter Break sleeping schedule — when you hear it: that all too familiar beep beep beeping of your phone alarm. No, it’s not a bad dream. You really are looking at the questionably beige-colored ceiling of your dorm room. It’s the first day of the Spring semester. And you better book it because your chem lecture started five minutes ago.
The guidelines offered to border patrol agents about using “less-lethal force,” such as tear gas, are loose and open to broad interpretation.
The new report about climate change is alarming. So is the fact the president doesn't believe in it.
Nearly 50 people gathered in support of Broward and Palm Beach counties