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A quick critique of our liberal bubble

Bella Hunter , Columnist February 10, 2022

In any hyperpolitical age there comes a time when the rational and moral capacity of the people on the other side is called into question. We are in such a time now. This division of beliefs and values...

The problem with political party polarization

Claire Maurer, Columnist April 6, 2020

Americans have policy opinions almost entirely based on their party alignment – we are more sorted than ever. We are categorized by immigration, race, sexuality, religious affiliation and what the role...

Illustration by Haley King

Democrats Must Change to Succeed

Harry Kelso, Columnist January 25, 2018

The last time we had a national election in 2016, the Whitman campus was in disarray. It is now 2018, and the political world is in disarray about whether or not the Democratic Party will control the House...

Illustration by Meg Cuca

GOP Failure to Keep its one Promise Bodes ill for Trump Presidency

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist March 30, 2017

Last week the Republican party embarrassed itself in a cynical display of infighting and discord. As the Republican congress fought within itself due to displeasure with the GOP health care bill, President...

The Bleeding Heart Question

Cyril Burchenal, Columnist February 16, 2017

Would you, the informed reader, say that political divide is largely a moral issue? I’d say so. In daily conversation it seems that a great deal of the conversation is based upon what any given person...

Four More for Obama, Historic Ballot Measures Passed

Emily Lin-Jones November 8, 2012
Cheers (and groans) resounded across campus Tuesday night as general election results poured in from across the nation, confirming Barack Obama's reelection as president of the United States.

Neither party stellar on sex ed

Spencer Wharton October 25, 2012
Both the Republican and Democratic parties' platforms address sex education, but even the Democrats' stance falls short. Voting for Obama's “evidence-based and age-appropriate sex education” is a step in the right direction, but we ought to demand so much more.
Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman October 25, 2012
I am voting for Green Party Candidate Jill Stein because I refuse to compromise democracy by succumbing to political expedience.

‘Republican Shuffle’ spells difficulty for general election

Sam Chapman February 9, 2012
Republicans have often had to shift to the right in order to win the Primary then shift back left for the general election. This year, however, will be more difficult given just how far right candidates have gone.
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