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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

If you claim you haven't had the following conversation in the past month, you're lying: You're with your friends, and the subject turns to politics. Somebody is almost certainly from California, Montana...

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...

Neither party stellar on sex ed

Spencer Wharton October 25, 2012

As a high school senior in 2008, I watched the election, boiling over with the indignation of being three months shy of voting in an election relevant to my life. In a week and a half, millions more teenagers...

Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman October 25, 2012

I dream of an election in which the Green, Libertarian, Constitution and Justice parties are all polling around 17 percent beside the Democrat and Republican, who are doing about as well. Instead, this...

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...

Obamas pro-coup politics must be condemned

Obama’s pro-coup politics must be condemned

October 18, 2012

This column was contributed by Henry Gales '13 On Feb. 29, 2004, U.S. military personnel put Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide onto a plane and flew him to the Central African Republic. After...

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,...

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