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Evangelical leaders hit the road for the Common Good
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Evangelical leaders hit the road for the Common Good

In the lead up to midterm elections, a caravan of evangelical religious leaders are traveling around the country calling for a bold change in congressional representation: for Americans to vote Republicans out of Congress. The bus tour is led by Vote Common Good, an organization using religious and political activism to call for a more…

Twin Cities DSA meets in JBD, Macalester youth chapter forming
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Twin Cities DSA meets in JBD, Macalester youth chapter forming

On Sunday, Sept. 30, the Twin Cities chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America (TCDSA) hosted their annual Member Convention in Macalester’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD). The Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) comprise a political organization fighting to “increase the power of working people.” The group was founded in 1982, but it has…

Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention
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Students to represent Mac-Groveland at DFL state convention

Hundreds of Democratic-Farmer-Labor party (DFL) delegates from precincts across West St. Paul crowded into the Central High School’s gymnasium last Sunday, March 25, for the 2018 DFL Senate District 64 Convention. District conventions offer delegates – all of whom were elected at smaller precinct caucuses in February – the chance to listen to politicians, vote…

Professor Ruthann Godollei presents “Hellmouth” exhibit
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Professor Ruthann Godollei presents “Hellmouth” exhibit

Ruthann Godollei, DeWitt Wallace Professor of Art, says she has never lived in a worse political climate than that of the present. “It is not just one errant leader, or a set of craven elected office-holders; it is a corrosive cultural climate raining fire, gleeful at causing others pain,” she said. Godollei has been a…

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The Trump Administration, One Year Later

One year after Donald Trump took the oath of office, a popular take among the savviest members of the chattering classes is that the Trump administration is in disarray, historically unpopular and unaccomplished. This assessment is not entirely baseless. Trump’s approval rating has fluctuated between 35 and 40 percent for most of the past year,…

Mac students help make Carter mayor
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Mac students help make Carter mayor

With the support of a number of Macalester students, staff and faculty, 38-year-old Melvin Carter III was elected the first African American mayor in the history of St. Paul on Tuesday night. Carter won what was expected to be a close race by a resounding margin. Nearly 51 percent of St. Paul voters ranked Carter…

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St. Paul mayoral election: A crash course

MELVIN CARTER III – Endorsed by Al Franken, Mark Dayton, Keith Ellison, and Erin Murphy – Supports community-first police reform – Wants development in low-income areas along the Green Line DAI THAO – First Hmong city councilman in St. Paul – Endorsed by Our Revolution Minnesota, a progressive policy group, and the Minnesota Nurses Association…

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