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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 no secret that women in politics get the short end of the stick — Politico published a piece...

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 “but Hillary’s emails...” exaggerations and lies until a majority of Americans thought s...

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 worst thing a presidential nominee did was put his dog on top of a car. The 2016 election will almost c...

The Great Gun Debate

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

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 of 33,000 annual firearm deaths in the U.S. have infused the question of gun policy with renewed urgency and hei...

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 Senator Bernie Sanders. Activists came together all over the city, congregating at City ...

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.

Sanders Promotes Realistic Solutions to Fundamental Problems

Photo by Anna Dawson

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.

Woman for President

Hillary Smith

January 28, 2014

Turn on the news or peruse online and there is a very good chance you'll see something about Hillary Clinton's possible-and inevitable, to some-bid for the presidency in 2016. In 2008, Clinton-a U.S. senator at the time-ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, but because...

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