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A necessary improvement to our democracy

October 13, 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...

What has happened to real substance in foreign policy?

October 13, 2016

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, on...

Way Back at Mac: Politics

October 13, 2016

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...

Dismissing legitimately held ideas is an impediment to discourse

Drew Gumlia

October 6, 2016

Last week’s Mac Weekly featured an article that responded to Cody Olson’s call for more conservative voices at Macalester. My guess is in many years at Macalester, there have been many articles that have featured the same co...

Vote for those who cannot: the poll-arizing issue of voting rights

The Mac Weekly

October 6, 2016

Minnesotans can find plenty to complain about, but when it comes to voting, we are quite lucky. Minnesota has some of the most lenient voting laws in the country—voters can register the day of the election, online with an ID...

Elephant in the room: insults, from either side, are not the way

The Mac Weekly

September 22, 2016

Grab your popcorn, find a comfortable seat, and get ready to watch the former first lady and the prospective 45th president get called a bitch on national television. My expectations for the quality of the first presidential de...

Elephant in the room: In defense of the third party candidate

The Mac Weekly

September 8, 2016

There are only two good flavors of Goldfish: Original and Flavor Blasted. Yet when I entered a gas station this summer in search of a nice, fish-shaped cheddar cracker, I found neither of the acceptable varieties of my favorite sn...

Democalypse 2016: The Democrats

October 8, 2015

Before I get into the real subject matter of this article, I need to address the recent push for defunding Planned Parenthood by the majority of the Republican Party. While the Republican Party as a whole is determined to defund Pl...

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