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Beto O’Rourke offers neither policy nor vision
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Beto O’Rourke offers neither policy nor vision

Beto O’Rourke is mounting a presidential campaign without policy substance. The former three-term Texas representative speaks in platitudes about coming together to fight for better things; the nature of those things and how we will fight for them are yet to be determined. He acknowledges the impact of climate change and likes the concept of…

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A Different Sort of Politics

Political turmoil. A nation divided. Protests of historic size. These descriptives resonate in 2018, but I am describing 1968, the year when progressive leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy were assassinated and President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act into law. To celebrate and reflect on that transformative year, the…

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,…

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