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Ethan Lenkin, editor -in-chief

Senior Ethan Lenkin is an editor-in-chief in his third year with Common Sense. In his free time, he enjoys playing tennis, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

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President Joe Biden campaigned on a transformative policy agenda. He has turned proposals into law despite a historically narrow Congressional majority.

Why your vote matters

Ethan Lenkin, editor-in-chief
October 3, 2022
While his legacy as a civil rights activist is well-known, Martin Luther King fought for far more than the dream we remember.

Martin Luther King’s forgotten dreams

Ethan Lenkin, long form news editor
January 19, 2022
American democracy is tipped in the favor of one party.

Our democracy isn’t democratic

Ethan Lenkin, long form editor
December 24, 2021
The filibuster is a senate rule used by the minority to block nearly all legislative priorities.

The filibuster: past, present and future

Ethan Lenkin, long form news editor
October 28, 2021
The World Trade Centers North Tower, engulfed in flames moments after American Airlines flight 11 strikes.

How America has changed in the 20 years since 9/11

Ethan Lenkin, long form news editor
September 22, 2021
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