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The results of this election are on all of us

November 18, 2016

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...

The Democratic party lost its soul, then lost America

November 18, 2016

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 un...

The 2016 election: I caught the cold

November 11, 2016

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...

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

November 11, 2016

“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 man...

Powerful together: the need to rebuild Macalester’s left

November 11, 2016

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 en...

The Mac Weekly wants your election opinions

November 11, 2016

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 wi...

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

November 4, 2016

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 le...

We’re bringing Sexy Mac: The Donald, the election and reproductive rights

October 28, 2016

In honor of the upcoming election, this will be a special themed column discussing sex-related matters that have arisen during this political roller coaster ride. Topics include the presidential candidates, the future of the Su...

Franken campaigns for Clinton at Mac

October 20, 2016

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 ca...

A necessary improvement to our democracy

October 14, 2016

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 viabili...

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