A good president will vow to do away with partisanship for the overall good of this country, and this is why we are endorsing Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden for this year’s presidential race: a man who has already vowed to be a president to all.
This lie stands in direct contrast with Biden, who conveyed humility in his willingness to admit fault in his support for the 1994 crime bill and its far reaching consequences for Black and brown communities. Rather than insisting that he be exalted, Biden laid out specific plans to remedy these effects through federal reform of the justice system, including prison reform and seeking climate justice for Black and brown communities who disproportionately find themselves proximate to sources of pollution.
Sadly for the former vice president, he can run as many times for president as he likes (three, and counting!), but he will never be able to run far enough away from his record. It was abundantly clear from this debate that he is trying to have it both ways by flip-flopping more than my sandals across the Fate Bridge to the Student Center. The president won this debate.
It’s clear that they are more committed to the confirmation of Barrett than they are to the millions of Americans suffering in this pandemic.
I’m a Catholic and a Republican (in that order), and I am overjoyed that a brilliant woman like Amy Coney Barrett will be joining the Supreme Court of the United States. Her textualist and originalist approach to interpreting the law— understanding the Constitution and other documents as they are written and were understood when adopted— is important to preserving stability in our judiciary and is a critical protection for the rule of law.
Let us not propel a false reality, devoting ourselves to a false prophet that threatens our precious American democracy.
Ginsburg once said, “women will only have true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” True to her words, she fought for equality her whole life.
The time we have to reverse the pollution and damage inflicted on our land is ticking away.
The evening’s events fell under newly intensified scrutiny, with Trump testing positive for coronavirus last week, and Biden nearing 80 and suffering from a noticeably deteriorating mental state. Whoever wins, the man being inaugurated this January will be our oldest president in American history. This brings increased importance to the candidates for vice president.
From a psychiatric standpoint our current challenges go far beyond coronavirus. Of course, Covid-19 is a big deal, but what will be left in its wake? We must also be focused on the pandemic’s mental health impact.
Even in being anonymous, these sources bring a needed perspective and awareness to the story that would not have been there otherwise.
Entering the pandemic, I had no idea what to do with all of the newfound time on my hands.