For the fourth time in the history of the United States, the candidate who won the popular vote in a presidential election lost the electoral college and subsequently the presidency. Republican Party candidate Donald Trump, after winning crucial states such as Pennsylvania, Florida, and Wisconsin, is the current President-elect. Yet the important stories of the 2016 election go beyond […]
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The Colby Echo previously reported on disgruntled Todd Michaud’s stolen Trump campaign signs. However, this energetic Trump support is likely not evidence of changing political allegiances in Waterville. President Obama carried 80% of Waterville voters in 2008, and FiveThirtyEight shows that Clinton will likely take the city. But the story is not the same in all of Maine, and a […]
If you’re a freethinking individual who may be drawn to a candidate without a D or an R in front of their name this year, then you’ll likely have heard the common naysayers who try to guilt you into voting against your interests to further their own political agendas. To you I say: don’t let them. If you really want […]
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 […]
Several weeks ago, I wrote a piece in The Echo entitled, “Why Hillary’s Emails Matter.” This engendered positive debate among my peers and professors, and enticed Co-Editor-In-Chief, Jake Bleich ’16, to weigh in on the issue. While critical of my assessment, Mr. Bleich’s contribution, “Political Theater: why Hillary’s emails are a non-Issue,” is a welcome addition to the debate. The […]
Over the past few months, the 2016 presidential race appears more akin to political theater then politics. We have Bernie Sanders, the underdog, taking on the Clinton political machine with his special brand of democratic socialism. On the other side, there’s firebrand Donald Trump, whose mix of nationalism and pure pompousness have propelled him to the front of the Republican […]