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Macalester hosts St. Paul mayoral forum
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Macalester hosts St. Paul mayoral forum

Just over a month away from the election of St. Paul’s fifty-fourth mayor, seven of the candidates for the position came to Macalester’s John B. Davis Lecture Hall (JBD) on the night of Tuesday, Oct. 3 for the college’s second mayoral forum of the year. The leading contenders – Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor (DFL) Party members Melvin…

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Ideological purity tests are short-sighted

Lost in the bedlam of the current administration—and more broadly, the modern Republican party—is the fact that Democrats may be in more disarray yet. The strategy for 2018 at this point seems to be rudimentary: we are not that guy. That strategy rests on the assumption that the American voter has learned from their mistake…

Meet a Mac artist: Kevin Hollidge combines art and politics
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Meet a Mac artist: Kevin Hollidge combines art and politics

My own arts endeavors have been limited to casual doodlings on random pieces of paper in lazy afternoons, and I have always attributed those “artistic” moments to the sheer need to kill some time. Even so, I have found in those simple and often incoherent scribblings tremendous possibilities. Consciously or unconsciously, I channel my experiences…

Madeleine Albright talks national security at roundtable event
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Madeleine Albright talks national security at roundtable event

The John B. Davis (JBD) Lecture Hall hosted a roundtable discussion on national security with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright on Tuesday, October 18. Joining the Secretary were Eric Schwartz, a former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State, and Representative Betty McCollum. Prior to the event, a line of students, alumni and community members…

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

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 snack were available. Instead, the shelves were lined with flavors that, frankly, were disgusting. “Xplosive Pizza”…

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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…

IGC panel tackles  the  presidential caucus system
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IGC panel tackles the presidential caucus system

This month’s Global Citizenship in the News event, hosted by the Institute for Global Citizenship, was in the form of a panel and focused on the functions of a caucus and how it represents or fails to represent certain groups of voters. The members of the panel included Philip Chen, Visiting Assistant Professor of Political…

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