Letter from the Editor: February 2017

We’re starting something different this semester—something new and challenging. Here at the Political Review, we have a unique opportunity to present this political information to you at a time when being informed is essential. We take that job seriously and plan to push your beliefs, ideas, and assumptions within the political spectrum. No longer are we dependant on our parents’ ideologies. Perhaps you still concur with your parents, but we hope to solidify your opinion so it’s not someone else’s.

While we may call into question certain ideas or events, we respect the opinions and beliefs of everyone. You, our audience, are welcome and free to respond to our statements and claims. There are many ways that we could be better, and we appreciate feedback.

New this year is the “Let Me Convince You” column, written by our staff. We also have a “Democrat and Republican” page, giving each party a chance to explain his or her beliefs on the same issue.

With so much information at our fingertips, we have no reason to stay uninformed. News outlets and media play a key role in our democracy and make up part of the difference between us and dictatorial countries that limit the freedom of speech. Remember that we are never going to fully agree, and that’s the beauty of it. Let us read more; let us open our minds to the diversity of opinion. Nothing will change our world quite like the simple art of open-minded conversation.

Levi Franson

Editor-in-Chief

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Levi Franson

Levi Franson is from Soda Springs, Idaho. He has an interest and passion for many things, including writing, swimming, volleyball, and music. He is quite the environmentalist too, believing that we should make some major changes to ensure our planet is taken care of. Levi is majoring in microbiology and hopes to go to medical school afterward.

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Levi Franson is from Soda Springs, Idaho. He has an interest and passion for many things, including writing, swimming, volleyball, and music. He is quite the environmentalist too, believing that we should make some major changes to ensure our planet is taken care of. Levi is majoring in microbiology and hopes to go to medical school afterward.

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