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The Fall of the Cool President

The Fall of the Cool President

In the past few elections, voters elected presidents who projected coolness (Clinton and Obama) or swagger, which George W. Bush had in spades. We saw them play the saxophone at Arsenio Hall, shoot hoops with Michael Jordan, and throw out the first pitch—a strike—in front of sold out Yankee Stadium crowd a month after 9/11. Of the six presidents before […]

A night in New Hampshire: a journey from Sanders to Clinton

A night in New Hampshire: a journey from Sanders to Clinton

In the first week in February, I was feeling anxious. I had just returned from JanPlan break with only the grind of another Colby semester to look forward to. I needed a break from it all. I was frankly jealous of my friends in New Hampshire who had met the likes of Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton. I […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · Opinion
Ari Berman addresses issues of voting rights

Ari Berman addresses issues of voting rights

On February 29, the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement’s Colby Election Center brought Ari Berman to campus to discuss his critically narrative history “Give Us the Ballot: The Modern Struggle for Voting Rights in America.” Berman, a contributing writer to The Nation, addressed how the political climate regarding voting rights has changed since the passing of the […]

by Olivia Ainsworth· · 0 comments · News
Sarandon promotes Sanders campaign on Mayflower Hill

Sarandon promotes Sanders campaign on Mayflower Hill

On February 24, dozens of students, faculty members, and locals gathered in Page Auditorium to welcome Academy Award-winning actress, activist, and Bernie Sanders surrogate, Susan Sarandon. The visit came at the tail end of Sarandon’s statewide tour, where she spoke at several Maine colleges, including Bowdoin and University of Maine Orono. The tour came just two weeks before Maine’s caucus […]

Superdelegate woes

Superdelegate woes

As the 2016 primaries continue, the progress of candidates is often being measured based on the current delegate count. But many have noticed that in the Democratic Party primaries, Secretary Clinton has more delegates than the number she has earned from primary results. This is because she has the support of the vast majority of “superdelegates,” a part of the […]

by Ethan Schuler· · 0 comments · Opinion
Trump: the art of the nomination

Trump: the art of the nomination

Like most people, my first thought when Donald Trump declared his candidacy for the presidency was that I should really stock up on popcorn. I thought it would be a short-lived, yet incredibly entertaining, break from the relative normalcy of the political election process. It turns out I was half-right. Trump’s foray into politics has been anything but short. In […]

You say you want a revolution

You say you want a revolution

Best enjoyed while listening to The Beatles’ “Revolution.” Last week, I went to the opening of Hillary Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Augusta. I don’t believe she is without her flaws, but I am confident in her unmatched qualification to be the Democratic nominee and ultimately the next president of the United States of America, so I was thoroughly excited to […]

by Dylan Alles· · 2 comments · Opinion
The Trumpocalypse: Democrats underestimating the Donald

The Trumpocalypse: Democrats underestimating the Donald

Way back in September, I wrote a long opinion piece on why I didn’t think Bernie Sanders was a viable candidate. Re-reading the article now, I still stand by most of what I said—even if I underestimated Bernie’s longevity. However, what stuck out to me more than my focus on Bernie was my lack of focus on Donald Trump. In […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Opinion
Don’t get caucus blocked in 2016

Don’t get caucus blocked in 2016

In just a little over two weeks, the day we’ve all been waiting for will be here: March 6. There are many reasons to be excited for March 6. It’s the birthday of preeminent visionaries, like Michelangelo, Marion Barry, and Bubba Sparxxx. It’s the day the Battle of the Alamo began, Ghana gained independence from Britain, Cassius Clay became Muhammad […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Opinion

Don’t get caucus blocked in 2016

In just a little over two weeks, the day we’ve all been waiting for will be here: March 6. There are many reasons to be excited for March 6. It’s the birthday of preeminent visionaries, like Michelangelo, Marion Barry, and Bubba Sparxxx. It’s the day the Battle of the Alamo began, Ghana gained independence from Britain, Cassius Clay became Muhammad […]

by Jake Bleich· · 0 comments · Uncategorized