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Congressional Republicans provide hope for climate change under Trump

Surprisingly, congressional Republicans provide the greatest reasons to be optimistic about climate change. Have you heard of the Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus, which boasts eleven Republican members as well as eleven Democrats? Did you know that Tea-Party member Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC 1st) along with 16 other Republicans co-sponsored a resolution urging climate action? It…

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MCSG Overseer: Administration and LB debate representation

Discontent swept through the Weyerhaeuser boardroom at MCSG’s latest meeting after Campus Activities and Operations Director Joan Maze addressed the Legislative Body (LB). Maze discussed Program Board’s (PB) recent plan to use off-campus event funds to bus students to protests of their choosing. Maze said she recognized that the LB’s motivation for allocating funds to…

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Steve Bannon is accumulating power and you should pay attention

The White House has many new individuals prowling around it that are reasonable causes for alarm, suspicion and fear. I believe Steve Bannon is among the most dangerous. Prior to joining Trump’s campaign as Chief Executive, Bannon operated Breitbart. The publication has been excoriated by virtually every left-leaning news outlet, with journalists decrying its fear-mongering…

Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban
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Macalester community reacts to President Trump’s immigration ban

President Donald Trump’s executive order last Friday, January 27, banning immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries has thrown the Macalester community — along with the world around it — into tumult. The order shuts down all immigration from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Sudan, Libya and Somalia for a period of three months, and bans Syrian…

Mac community members march for women’s rights, against Trump
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Mac community members march for women’s rights, against Trump

A delegation of Macalester students and faculty members joined in the biggest political demonstration in Minnesota history on Saturday morning, marching on the State Capitol in St. Paul for women’s and civil rights in the wake of Donald Trump’s inauguration as president last Friday. St. Paul Police estimated that the crowd held between 90,000 and…

Campus Conversations allow students to discuss political climate
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Campus Conversations allow students to discuss political climate

Macalester students returned to classes amidst an environment of change and political activism. The week began with Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and closed with Donald Trump’s inauguration and subsequent nationwide women’s marches. The administration addressed these events with a series of Campus Conversations held last Thursday and Friday to “take pause and encourage dialogue…

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From populist revolt to plutocratic triumph

No political observer of American politics would dare dispute that Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was a unique phenomenon. One of the most distinguishing characteristics of his atypical candidacy was its unabashed bigotry, racism and xenophobia. Any narrative of the election that does not take into account Trump’s consistent appeals to the worst angels of human…

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Macalester prepares for Trump administration

One month after the presidential election, Macalester is readying itself for a Donald Trump administration. The college is in advanced ongoing discussions with its attorneys and faculty members on possible policy changes in conjunction with potential Trump administration actions. Director of International Students Programs Aaron Colhapp said in the meeting that the school met with…

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Life post-election: MacCARES and the path forward

Dear Macalester Community, In the wake of the presidential election and other current events that remain at the surface of our collective conscience, we, members of MacCARES, have taken time to reflect. To acknowledge that we are not alone in this reflection, to further conversation, and to provide context for our perspectives, we write the…

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