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Mac GOP chair, opposing party’s direction, resigns
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Mac GOP chair, opposing party’s direction, resigns

Amidst growing concerns about the direction of the Republican party and his place in it, Mac GOP chair Cody Olson ’18 resigned earlier this week. Jed Buchholz ’19, formerly the vice chair, has taken his place. Olson’s resignation comes just more than two years after he led the push to recharter the organization, which had…

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Students and staff rally for Muslim political empowerment

On the afternoon of Feb. 1, a small group of Macalester students and staff drove 20 minutes south of campus to attend “Dignity in Our Democracy: A Solidarity Rally and Phonebank” in Bloomington. The event was organized as a response to recent Islamophobic rhetoric from state GOP legislators. On Tuesday Jan. 30, Congressional District 4…

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Johnson leads GOP race

Hennepin County Commissioner Jeff Johnson won a commanding victory in Tuesday night’s gubernatorial straw poll at Minnesota’s GOP caucuses, taking just under 50 percent of votes cast across the state. Following Johnson’s lead were undecided voters at 16 percent, former Minnesota Republican Party Chair Keith Downey at 15 percent and former Woodbury Mayor Mary Giuliani…

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Macalester community seeks to broaden campus political culture

When Jeff Garcia ’14 arrived at Macalester as a first-year in the fall of 2010, he was unimpressed with the political culture he found. “Coming in as a lower middle class, working class guy from New York, it was definitely a culture shock,” Garcia said. “[Macalester] felt kind of turgid in the classroom and in…

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Odd one out: Macalester conservatives share their viewpoints

Macalester College has a reputation for being one of the most liberal colleges in the nation. Within the Macalester community, conservatives act as a political minority. Often times, the ideological differences between the two groups becomes a barrier. “This is a place that boasts its quality of open-mindedness, which most of the time is true….

Opinion

Democalypse 2016: Chaos reigns supreme

The 2016 election is unlike any we have seen in recent memory with one word accurately encapsulating the whole circus: chaos. The Republicans have been in disarray since a crushing defeat in 2012 and haven’t been able to cooperate enough for some much needed party reform. The Democrats seemed to have their house in order…

Opinion

Democalypse 2016: Final Thoughts

Political bias is alive and well and is one of the many reasons that drove me to write in The Mac Weekly from a conservative viewpoint. A few weeks ago at the second democratic debate I heard two comments that were absolutely astounding. One was a misleading comment that received low levels of scrutiny and…

Opinion

Democalypse 2016: CNN’s GOP debate

I’d like to start out this edition by thanking the Macalester community for the overwhelmingly supportive response to my first article. I didn’t expect such a positive reception, especially from my Democratic peers and I’m very happy to have initiated some sort of discussion through a conservative lens on such a liberal campus. Wednesday night…

Opinion

Democalypse 2016: A Mac Conservative’s take on 2016

Republicans at Macalester: we are a rare breed but we do exist. Personally, the overwhelming number of politically left ideologies played a key factor in my choice of Mac for higher education. I enjoy challenging my beliefs and trying to wrap my head around an issue from a different perspective to come up with the…

Surman loses college GOP chair bid
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Surman loses college GOP chair bid

Macalester is home to some of the state’s leading college conservatives. While college guidebooks may refute this as an oxymoron given Macalester’s liberal-leaning population (Princeton Review ranked Macalester the #1 most liberal campus in 2011), the recent resurrection of a Republican charter, MacGOP, has mobilized conservative students to take action. One such student, Danny Surman…