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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

The electoral college: The cause of a tragedy

Donald Trump’s election is, as The New Yorker put it, a national tragedy. What was the cause of this tragedy? Political commentators have said that the liberal democratic establishment—pollsters, the media, the DNC—underestimated America’s population of resentful, non-college educated individuals, as well as the turnout Trump could entice from this group. Further, pollsters may have underestimated the amount of middle […]

by Ali Naseer· · 0 comments · Opinion
Faculty respond to a surprising Trump victory

Faculty respond to a surprising Trump victory

“I’m seeing a lot of blurry eyes. I’ve seen all day a lot of sad and anxious faces as well—that’s understandable,” said Dan Shea Director of Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement and Professor of Government. The day following the Presidential election the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement hosted an event headed by Shea to […]

by Peg Schreiner· · 0 comments · Editor Pick News
Enough about the emails, please

Enough about the emails, please

For those of you who live in a tougher bubble than I do (unbelievable, but possible, just as I might describe one of the potential outcomes of this election), there has been a new development in the issue of Hillary Clinton’s (you guessed it) emails. Some new emails were discovered in the unrelated case of Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband […]

by Mirco Dinelli· · 0 comments · Opinion
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Merrill Auditorium, Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016, in Portland, Main (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Media bias and journalistic integrity

The other day, I came across a CNN article entitled “Trump, skeptical of mail-in balloting, encourages voting more than once if necessary.” My first thought was that the article must be wrong. Donald Trump is a lot of things, but he’s not stupid. He wouldn’t tell his supporters to break the law. I was sure that the article took something […]

by Catherine Dunn· · 0 comments · Opinion
A pragmatic defense of Bernie Sanders

A pragmatic defense of Bernie Sanders

I am a pragmatic voter. Unfortunately, as a Bernie Sanders supporter, many of my peers do not see me that way. In political debates in hallways, offices, and classrooms, I have been surprised by the absolute dismissal of Bernie, which many “informed” students on campus have communicated when either side gets on the soap-box. Their  message, while intentional or not, […]

by Wes Zebrowski· · 0 comments · Opinion
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
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
Sanders’s foreign policy weakness: the democratic debate takeaway

Sanders’s foreign policy weakness: the democratic debate takeaway

The world has come together to mourn the loss of over 120 people in the devastating terrorist attacks in France. These attacks have reignited the discussion about radical Islam and have forced world leaders to address concerned citizens’ worries about the complicated nature of Middle East relations. In America, this discussion comes in the midst of the presidential primaries. On […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · Opinion