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Madeleine Albright talks national security at roundtable event

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…


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…


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…


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…


Vote like your whole planet depended on it

Even a cursory examination of recent news regarding the environment reveals that our planet is in dire straits. This year, Earth experienced the hottest August documented in history, its sixteenth consecutive record-warm month. The past few decades have seen an increase in extreme weather events, including heat waves, coastal flooding and droughts, which scientists believe…


Democalypse 2016: You can’t always get what you want

With November 8 fast approaching and the 2016 election kicking into high gear, you can sense the excitement not only on campus but across the country. Two candidates have been selected in a fiercely fought primary season and voters have never been posed with such visionary options. Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders of Vermont promises a…


Democalypse 2016: The Ides of March and the coming conventions

March 15, the Ides of March, was a turning point in world history, marking the transition from the Roman Republic to the Roman Empire following the assassination of Julius Caesar. In 2016, a different transition will occur in the United States as this seemingly never-ending election cycle nears its conclusion. Five states will hold their…

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