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Macalester community seeks to broaden campus political culture

Abe Asher

October 20, 2017

When Jeff Garcia ’14 arrived at Macalester as a first-year in the fall of 2010, he was unimpressed with the political culture he found. “Coming in as a lower middle class, working class guy from New York, it was definitel...

Dismissing legitimately held ideas is an impediment to discourse

Drew Gumlia

October 7, 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...

Democalypse 2016: Macalester’s problem with conservatives

The Mac Weekly

September 23, 2016

It pains me to admit how many times I’ve been told, “for a republican, you’re actually really sane.” I have been complimented by my peers numerous times on my ability to respect and hear out liberal positions while ar...

In Defense of the Conservative Athlete

The Mac Weekly

April 29, 2016

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 pa...

How to fix the Republican party: A three-step solution

February 19, 2016

The Republican party is dying, and I’m pissed. Only when both major parties put forth compelling multi-issue candidates does the United States engage in intelligent political discourse and elect a president truly deserving of...

Democalypse 2016: The Iowa caucus and the flip of a coin

February 12, 2016

The first votes of the 2016 election have been cast by the citizens of Iowa, and we have two clear winners — except not at all. The much anticipated Iowa caucus was a tight race on both sides. Ted Cruz was declared the winner fo...

What’s the deal with caucuses and primaries? How they work and why everyone needs to rock the vote

February 12, 2016

With the New Hampshire primary approaching ­­­­­— and by the time this article is published, results will be in (Editor’s note: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump won their perspective primaries) — it is important for yo...

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