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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Republican National Convention: Day 2

Republican National Convention: Day 2

Chris Hankin July 19, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio - The second day of the Republican National convention followed much the same script as the first. Protests, though spirited, were contained by an enormous and well marshaled police...

Address Leaves Obama Beholden to Environmentalists

Sam Chapman January 31, 2013

I skipped the broadcast of President Obama's second inaugural address in favor of reading it afterwards, so that I could better analyze its content without being distracted by the speechcraft. As an environmentalist,...

Proportional Distribution Needed to Fix Electoral College

Sam Chapman November 8, 2012
The electoral college robs 80 percent of the country of a chunk of what it means to be American. Shifting to a system of direct proportional awards of electoral votes is the best way to maintain and improve the integrity of American democracy.

Second Presidential Debate Provides Open Forum for Student Discussion

Evan Taylor October 25, 2012
The Politics Department held a screening of the second presidential debate followed by a town hall discussion last Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Maxey Auditorium. Present at the discussion, moderated by Assistant Professor of Politics Susanne Beechey, were Whitman students and professors and Walla Walla residents.

Neither party stellar on sex ed

Spencer Wharton October 25, 2012
Both the Republican and Democratic parties' platforms address sex education, but even the Democrats' stance falls short. Voting for Obama's “evidence-based and age-appropriate sex education” is a step in the right direction, but we ought to demand so much more.
Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman October 25, 2012
I am voting for Green Party Candidate Jill Stein because I refuse to compromise democracy by succumbing to political expedience.
David Brooks lecture discusses elections, political climate through moral lens

David Brooks lecture discusses elections, political climate through moral lens

Lachlan Johnson October 18, 2012
Political commentator and writer David Brooks spoke to a large audience in Cordiner Hall on Monday, Oct. 15, addressing American political culture and the narrative surrounding the candidates in the 2012 presidential election.
Obamas pro-coup politics must be condemned

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

October 18, 2012
Obama's foreign policy record is far more condemnable than Bush's, yet has been met with profound silence by liberal America. This election, we need to vote in a way that condemns pro-coup policies.
Illustration: Julie Peterson

Ron Paul excels as false revolutionary

Sam Chapman March 11, 2012
Of all the detestable presidential candidates still in the race today, I reserve my worst ire for Ron Paul. True, some of the other candidates are far more despicable than he—notably Rick Santorum, who believes that women should stay in the home and not the workforce, and claims that the separation of church and state makes him want to “throw up”—but Paul still takes the cake.
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