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The results of this election are on all of us

The blame game began on Tuesday night. It will probably follow historians for the next hundred years. A good many of these articles will be quite insightful. A good many will not. But at their essence, I suspect the majority of these retrospectives will be bunk, by the flaw of confusing the responsible with the…

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The Democratic party lost its soul, then lost America

The modern Democratic Party died as it lived, oblivious to the signs of trouble around it. The majority of Democrats supported Hillary Clinton’s nomination, the embodiment of the establishment, despite ominous signs of her unpopularity and a rising populist tide. A bevy of self-assured strategists and operatives dismissed tightening poll numbers. David Plouffe, the brilliant…

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The 2016 election: I caught the cold

On November 9th, 2016, America woke up to the aftermath of one of the most historic and unbelieveable elections in its political history. Donald J. Trump, assuming he did sleep for at least a few hours, woke up with a sense of relief and pride. And I, an international student majoring in Political Science and…

Campus comes together over election efforts and results
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Campus comes together over election efforts and results

Dean of Students DeMethra LaSha Bradley leads a voting parade on Election Day. Photo by Shireen Zaineb ’20. Months of frenzied election coverage culminated Tuesday as voters finally headed to the polls. Campus was abuzz with Election Day excitement. Students wore buttons, shirts and even face paint to class along with their “I Voted” stickers….

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Elephant in the room: No one’s fault but her own

“It was in Spain that my generation learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own recompense. It is this, doubtless, which explains why so many, the world over, feel the Spanish drama as a personal tragedy.” -Albert Camus…

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Powerful together: the need to rebuild Macalester’s left

The members of the Macalester community who supported Hillary Clinton did so for all the best reasons. She promised a more inclusive America and a political-legal system that encouraged it. After watching my home of Philadelphia endure hate crime after hate crime, it certainly appealed to me. Media predictions of an easy victory calmed my…

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The Mac Weekly wants your election opinions

Our campus on Wednesday felt different. Tuesday night’s election results surprised much of the Macalester community. Regardless of how you processed the results, the coming administration marks a palpable change. This change will be felt in the spaces we share, as well as in the other communities we are each a part of. Since Tuesday,…

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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…

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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…

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