Post Tagged with: "Politics"

Senator Collins eyeing Governor’s seat in 2018 election

Senator Collins eyeing Governor’s seat in 2018 election

In an interview with WGAN radio, Maine Senator Susan Collins stated that she is considering running for Governor of Maine in 2018. “If I were fortunate enough to be elected…you can work on issues I care a lot about like economic development, jobs, education. And I would try to heal the state and bring people back together, which I think […]

Advice for my liberal professors and peers

Advice for my liberal professors and peers

The following piece was written by Colby alumus Mike Wincek ’15 in response to Professor Aaron Hanlon’s  New York Times article, “Advice for My Conservative Students.” A self-admitted reformed right-wing provocateur turned liberal professor recently penned an article in the New York Times with advice for his conservative students when navigating the political scene on less-than-like-minded college campuses. Mr. Hanlon […]

by Mike T. Wincek· · 1 comment · 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)

Why Trump is ‘not my president’

Yes, it’s true: the most recent presidential election has caused quite a bit of drama and turmoil. Donald Trump is our new president and I have witnessed a myriad of reactions and responses towards his victory. Personally, being a woman of color, I was devastated by the election. I’m inherently an optimist, so I had a lot of hope and […]

by Charlee Manigat· · 1 comment · 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
Planned Parenthood needs bipartisanship

Planned Parenthood needs bipartisanship

“Would you like to support a woman’s right to choose?” This was the question posed to me by an activist while walking home one sunny afternoon several years ago. Being a happy-go-lucky pro-choice liberal, I graciously donated several dollars to the cause. The activist was from  Planned Parenthood, an organization that has achieved the ultimate status of polarization. Those who […]

by Jonathan Stempel· · 0 comments · Opinion
Esteemed guests examine the role of women in politics at November luncheon, analyze obstacles

Esteemed guests examine the role of women in politics at November luncheon, analyze obstacles

Why aren’t more women in politics? What does it mean to be a woman with a career? What structural issues within the education system lead to decreased confidence in young women graduates? Students and faculty at Colby explored these questions and more during a facilitated discussion about women in politics on November 17. Co-Director of the Civic Engagement Division, and […]

by Michaela Morris· · 0 comments · News
The saga continues: the debate surrounding Clinton’s emails

The saga continues: the debate surrounding Clinton’s emails

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 […]

by Ian Mansfield· · 0 comments · Opinion
Political theater: why Hillary’s emails are a non-issue

Political theater: why Hillary’s emails are a non-issue

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 […]

Why Hillary’s emails matter

Last Wednesday night during the democratic debate, Bernie Sanders complained that he was tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s “damn emails.” This statement was met with rapturous applause from the democratic audience and a maniacal grin from Clinton. To many, this was the moment where Clinton finally put this issue to bed, for the email scandal and its related investigations […]

by Ian Mansfield· · 2 comments · Editor Pick Opinion, Opinion