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Green Party vote not wasted

Green Party vote not wasted

Sam Chapman

October 25, 2012

I dream of an election in which the Green, Libertarian, Constitution and Justice parties are all polling around 17 percent beside the Democrat and Republican, who are doing about as well. Instead, this election is another iteration of the usual two-party nightmare. I'm not writing to complain a...

Ray Suarez speaks on elections to full house

Emily Lin-Jones

October 23, 2012

Latecomers were turned away from the doors of Maxey Hall on Oct. 23, when PBS NewsHour correspondent Ray Suarez addressed a packed house about his take on current electoral issues. The talk was the second half of the "U.S. Presidential Debate" series sponsored by the Office of the President, the first...

Whitman students disillusioned with third debate

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

October 22, 2012

Monday, Oct. 22, students headed to Maxey Auditorium for a screening of the final presidential debate. The two candidates, perhaps tired of criticism for their behavior, showed signs of self-restraint when confronting one another on foreign policy issues. At times, they slipped into their usual pattern...

David Brooks lecture discusses elections, political climate through moral lens

David Brooks lecture discusses elections, political climate through moral lens

Lachlan Johnson

October 18, 2012

Political commentator and writer David Brooks spoke to a large audience in Cordiner Hall on Monday, Oct. 15, addressing American political culture and the narrative surrounding the candidates in the 2012 presidential election. The speech was followed by a brief question and answer session moderated by...

They’re at it again: the presidential debates, round 2

Jacqueline Rees-Mikula

October 16, 2012

Tuesday evening, students flocked to Maxey Hall to see President Barack Obama and his opponent, Mitt Romney, face off in their second debate of this election. Unlike their last encounter, Romney and Obama did not compete from behind the podium; instead, they stood surrounded by a small audience of common...

Political Cartoon

Political Cartoon


January 26, 2012


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