Tag: conservative


Democalypse 2016: Macalester’s problem with conservatives

It pains me to admit how many times I’ve been told, “for a republican, you’re actually really sane.” I have been complimented by my peers numerous times on my ability to respect and hear out liberal positions while arguing for a conservative cause. Due to these facts, I have a question for Macalester: if this…

Letters from Carrigan, Sports

In Defense of the Conservative Athlete

We currently live in a country that is more politically polarized than it has been in quite some time. According to The New York Times, 50 percent of liberals and 66 percent and conservatives, respectively, view the opposing party as threatening to the United States. Political polarization is described in the same way as natural…


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….