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Jackson McGough is a columnist for the Herald. A sophomore concentratingin Economics and International & Public Affairs, he believes the policy solutions to today’s challenges are thoroughly vetted, but that the ‘hows’ and ‘whens’ of those solutions are underdiscussed. Jackson hails from the Twin Cities in Minnesota and is talking politics when not writing it for the Herald.

Articles by Jackson McGough (3)

McGough ’23: There will always be police

Columns, Opinions

McGough ’23: There will always be police

February 22, 2021 0 comments

As the pandemic spilled into its third month on American soil, our nation was facing a desperate moment ― millions were newly jobless, two-week lockdowns had stretched into months and tens of thousands of Americans had died from COVID-19. It is fitting, then, that amid this chaos, America’s original sin reared…

McGough ’23: The Public Option is the next step toward Medicare-for-All, for Now

Columns, Opinions

McGough ’23: The Public Option is the next step toward Medicare-for-All, for Now

February 7, 2021 1 comment

More than ten years ago, the Affordable Care Act set out to realize a progressive dream that dates back to the New Deal: universal healthcare coverage.

McGough ’23: Biden may have only one shot — so radical change has to wait

Columns, Opinions

McGough ’23: Biden may have only one shot — so radical change has to wait

January 24, 2021 1 comment

In the early months of 2009, three priorities dominated former President Barack Obama’s legislative agenda for fixing a broken America. The first, a “stunningly ambitious” stimulus package, glided through the Capitol amid the Great Recession.