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Stereotyping, no matter the target, is not the path to unity

November 18, 2016

First, let me say that I am an avid Independent. I often feel misplaced and mystified by how polarized our two major parties are, and find myself at a loss without a party that satisfies my beliefs. By November 8, my heart an...

How to talk to your conservative relatives this Thanksgiving

November 18, 2016

‘Tis the season for family political discussions. While it has become an American tradition to complain about the awkward small talk and the headaches it causes, this is not the time to hide from our responsibilities. Fleeing to...

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...

Hey white people: we’ve got work to do

November 18, 2016

Immediately following Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election last week, I, like many of you, found myself asking a lot of questions: “What do I do now? What do any of us do now?” I knew a route forward had to...

How liberals led Trump to victory

November 18, 2016

Nineteen months ago, in April 2015, I drove up to New England College, a local university back in my home state of New Hampshire, to attend one of Donald Trump’s first rallies. I went for two reasons: half to cover the event as...

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...

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

October 27, 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...

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