Tag: 2016 election

Opinion

Elephant in the room: James Comey must resign from the FBI

If there were truly a bombshell, this announcement would have been warranted. If the election were not just days away, this announcement would have been more appropriate. If James Comey were non-partisan, as he goes to great lengths to try to prove, this announcement would have been defensible. None of these hypotheticals has any basis…

Jill Stein event at Macalester
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Jill Stein event at Macalester

]1 On Wednesday evening, Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was slated to make an appearance at Macalester. Due to illness, she was unable to attend. The event went on, featuring a number of prominent speakers including Coleen Rowley, above. Photo by Emma Carray ’20.
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Franken campaigns for Clinton at Mac

Almost 200 Macalester students filed into the John B. Davis (JBD) Lecture Hall in the basement of the Campus Center on Monday night, as Minnesota Senator Al Franken visited Macalester for the first time since 2014. Franken came to stump for Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton and take questions from Macalester students. The event, which…

Madeleine Albright talks national security at roundtable event
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Madeleine Albright talks national security at roundtable event

The John B. Davis (JBD) Lecture Hall hosted a roundtable discussion on national security with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Tuesday, October 18. Joining the Secretary were Eric Schwartz, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, and Representative Betty McCollum. Prior to the event, a line of students, alumni and community members…

Opinion

A necessary improvement to our democracy

I recently read a Mac Weekly opinion piece by Connor Valenti, entitled “Simply voting third party won’t change our democracy.” In it, Connor highlighted flaws in the United States’ electoral system that destroy the viability of third parties in elections, thwarting democracy by preventing a significant number of voices from being represented. In his closing…

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What has happened to real substance in foreign policy?

This election cycle has put a major outlier on the fun/scary political matrix. With 31 days to go, we’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we’ve wished it were over and we’ve made some great jokes in the interim. There is, however, one aspect of the election with no humorous side to it whatsoever: the lack of cogent…

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Way Back at Mac: Politics

Trump v. Clinton. Clinton v. Trump. Johnson? I don’t know about you but the ongoing Trump Clinton saga with a few Johnson or Stein interjections has got me pining for simpler times; even the Gore, Bush chronicle with a sprinkling of Nader doesn’t sound half bad at this point. If today’s politics have got you…

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