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The morality of voting for the “lesser of two evils”

Ava Liponis, Columnist November 19, 2020

Voting as it is practiced under U.S. “democracy” is a process by which eligible people are obligated to choose between narrowly determined policies and politicians. All youth under the age of 18, convicted...

The underlying sexism of “electability” politics

Ava Liponis, Columnist September 17, 2020

The 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary began with a gender diverse field of candidates only four years after the first female presidential candidate was nominated by the Democratic Party. I mean, it’s...

Don’t believe Trump’s Biden-Ukraine smear

Sean Gannon, Columnist October 19, 2019

When it comes to weaponizing misinformation for political gain, Donald Trump is a talented man. Just ask Hillary Clinton. Trump capitalized on her sloppiness with her private email server, hammering in...

The 2016 Election: Where do we go from here?

Christy Carley, New Editor November 10, 2016
For the past day and a half, the Whitman community has been fixated with the results of the 2016 Presidential Election. While for many Trump’s victory evoked feelings of anger and disappointment, still a few on Whitman’s campus were in favor of the results. Nearly everyone, however, was surprised.

2016 will be remembered by its losers, not its victor.

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist November 3, 2016

The 2012 presidential election was hailed at the time as the most contentious and unpleasant campaign for the electorate in history. Four years later we can look back with nostalgia at a time when the...

A Walla Walla resident trap shoots against a rainbow backdrop.  Photo by Tywen Kelly.

The Great Gun Debate

Olivia Gilbert, Feature Editor November 3, 2016

Gun control has been one of the most contentious issues in the 2016 election cycle. Increased awareness of police violence against communities of color, near daily mass shootings, and the alarming figure...

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The fall of Bernie Sanders

The fall of Bernie Sanders

Chris Hankin, Reporter July 27, 2016

Philadelphia - The third day of the Democratic National Convention was defined by the official nomination of Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, finally and totally ending the meteoric rise of Vermont...

Day One From the Democratic National Convention

Day One From the Democratic National Convention

Chris Hankin 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.

Hillary’s Femdom Does Not Merit a Vote

Katy Wills, Columnist 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.

Clinton Leads Sanders in Effort to End Racism

Ben Shoemake, Columnist March 10, 2016
When Hillary Clinton called for greater accountability during her speech in Harlem, it was a groundbreaking moment.
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Sanders Promotes Realistic Solutions to Fundamental Problems

Olivia Gilbert, Columnist February 18, 2016
While Bernie proposes solutions that promote fundamental changes to the political system, Hillary offers little in the way of systemic change.
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