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The Democratic party lost its soul, then lost America

November 18, 2016

The modern Democratic Party died as it lived, oblivious to the signs of trouble around it. The majority of Democrats supported Hillary Clinton’s nomination, the embodiment of the establishment, despite ominous signs of her un...

Election blurbs

November 18, 2016

Two weeks ago Tuesday, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States. The following day was a fairly extraordinary one for this school. Trump’s victory was for many, though certainly not everyone, a devastating, he...

How liberals led Trump to victory

November 18, 2016

Nineteen months ago, in April 2015, I drove up to New England College, a local university back in my home state of New Hampshire, to attend one of Donald Trump’s first rallies. I went for two reasons: half to cover the event as...

The 2016 election: I caught the cold

November 11, 2016

On November 9th, 2016, America woke up to the aftermath of one of the most historic and unbelieveable elections in its political history. Donald J. Trump, assuming he did sleep for at least a few hours, woke up with a sense of...

Elephant in the room: No one’s fault but her own

November 11, 2016

“It was in Spain that my generation learned that one can be right and yet be beaten, that force can vanquish spirit, that there are times when courage is not its own recompense. It is this, doubtless, which explains why so man...

A necessary improvement to our democracy

October 13, 2016

I recently read a Mac Weekly opinion piece by Connor Valenti, entitled “Simply voting third party won’t change our democracy.” In it, Connor highlighted flaws in the United States’ electoral system that destroy the viabili...

Vote for those who cannot: the poll-arizing issue of voting rights

The Mac Weekly

October 6, 2016

Minnesotans can find plenty to complain about, but when it comes to voting, we are quite lucky. Minnesota has some of the most lenient voting laws in the country—voters can register the day of the election, online with an ID...

Responding to the MPIRG referendum results

November 23, 2014

The results for the MPIRG referendum came out today. Thank goodness this clusterf*ck is over. Nobody is blameless why this went so bad—MPIRG, MCSG, the "opposition," the Electoral Procedures Committee and the student body al...

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