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Why name pronunciation matters

Sile Surman, Columnist November 5, 2020

"KAH-mah-la, Kah-MAH-la, Kamala-mala-mala, I don't know, whatever.”  In October, Senator David Perdue of Georgia repeatedly mocked and purposely mispronounced Kamala Harris’ name at a Trump rally....

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...

Illustration by Anika Vucicevic

Kamala’s kryptonite

Sean Gannon, Columnist December 9, 2019

Perhaps the biggest surprise of the 2020 Democratic Primary is the stunning collapse of Sen. Kamala Harris. On the outset of her campaign in January, she was the betting favorite to secure the nomination....

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