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“Art of the Deal” movie mocks Trump’s crass side

Illustration by Claire Revere
November 3, 2016

Political humor is at its most bizarre in the Funny or Die production, “Donald Trump’s The Art of the Deal: The Movie.” The film, released on Feb. 10, 2016, is a parody that highlights the absurdity...

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters

County Fair Rounds Up Republicans, Democrats, and Voters
September 8, 2016

If you walked by the Walla Walla County Republican Headquarters in the red brick building on Second Avenue last week, you would not have found a soul there. Travel about a mile south though, and you would...

Different Styles, Same Result

Different Styles, Same Result
Policing the two Conventions
July 28, 2016
“Our philosophy this week was to protect everyone's rights to expression,” said Singleton. “All of our officers are aware that we are here to protect that, not to hinder it, and also to support it.”

DNC Convention Spotlights Philadelphia Inequalities

DNC Convention Spotlights Philadelphia Inequalities
Presidential nominees not on every mind in low-income Philadelphia neighborhoods
July 27, 2016
“The issue is that a lot of black men are committing crimes. But it’s not because they are bad people,” Wilson said. “You can’t lock up everybody for long prison terms when that’s really the only occupation in the neighborhood.”

Day One From the Democratic National Convention

Day One From the Democratic National Convention
The Democrats take their turn at uniting a separated party
July 25, 2016
It seems fair to say that the only group of people that hate Hillary Clinton more than Donald Trump supporters are Bernie Sanders supporters.

Trump Nomination Causes Rift in the Washington Republican Delegation

Trump Nomination Causes Rift in the Washington Republican Delegation
Controversy over whether delegates are bound divides WA State Republican Delegation
July 23, 2016
Every four years the Republican primaries give conservative voters across the country the opportunity to choose a nominee who represents their values and advocates for their policies on a national level. According to many members of the 2016 Washington State RNC delegation, this process was usurped this year by Donald J. Trump.

A Day of Endings and New Beginnings

A Day of Endings and New Beginnings
On the final day of the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump accepted his party's nomination for President of the United States
July 21, 2016
Everywhere I turned police officers were taking photos with kids and shaking hands. Men draped in Trump flags embraced women wearing Black Lives Matter shirts.

Profiteers of the Republican National Convention

Profiteers of the Republican National Convention
Throughout the entirety of the 2016 Republican National Convention, one group of people have maintained a constant presence: the vendors.
July 21, 2016
“I would tell people who say that Trump is a racist, that they don’t know what a racist is… Now Hillary and Bill, they have never done anything for the black community but made it harder, and harsher,” said Keith.

A Streetcar Named “Death of the G.O.P.”

A Streetcar Named
Day 3 at the Republican National Convention
July 20, 2016

Cleveland, Ohio -- The Republican Convention is now three quarters complete. Wednesday brought another day of inconsequential protests and a heavy police presence outside the convention, while inside...

Day One From the Republican National Convention

“For me, this is my home.  I live here, so when I see people protesting and destroying things for no reason, it makes me angry.  These protests are childish.  You have to work inside the system to change it.  I have no idea who I’m voting for.  It seems crazy to me that such a smart country can produce such stupid politicians.” -Jenny Salisbury
The crowd gravitated towards the white nationalists, shouting chants back and forth. “Black Lives Matter!” yelled the protestors. “All lives matter,” responded the other crowd.
July 19, 2016

    Cleveland, Ohio - The first day of the Republican National Convention was tense, though not nearly as tense as predicted. Protesters took to the streets of Cleveland to march against...

Hillary’s Femdom Does Not Merit a Vote

April 28, 2016
Clinton’s identity as a woman does not stand as a legitimate reason to elect her president of the United States, but it’s the reason many feminists do stand by.
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