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Topic: American politics

Sloan ’23.5: Pence isn’t a ‘patriot.’ Please, stop lionizing complicit Republicans

Op-eds, Opinions

Sloan ’23.5: Pence isn’t a ‘patriot.’ Please, stop lionizing complicit Republicans

February 16, 2021 0 comments

Last week, Democrat House impeachment managers presented piercing arguments to the Senate in their bid to convict former President Donald Trump for inciting the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. In doing so, however, they repeatedly struck a curious chord: lavishing praise on former Vice President Mike Pence.

Han ’23: Children of Trump’s America: This is the country our generation will inherit. Now what?

Opinions

Han ’23: Children of Trump’s America: This is the country our generation will inherit. Now what?

February 3, 2021 1 comment

Presidents have a way of defining the era that they exist in. For the longest time, Barack Obama  felt like my generation’s president. Cool-headed and technocratic, yet somehow barrier-breaking and inspiring at the same time. A symbol of unbridled American possibilities, and also the disappointment that follows the inevitably slow […]

Apple ’21: Dems turned Georgia blue — and they shouldn’t stop there 

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Dems turned Georgia blue — and they shouldn’t stop there 

February 2, 2021 0 comments

In 2020, for the first time in a generation, Democrats scored huge victories in the state of Georgia by winning the presidential election and subsequently both Senate seats.

A former venture capitalist, Raimondo is the first woman to serve as governor of Rhode Island, a position she has held since 2015.

Metro, News

Raimondo discusses China, census, climate change during Senate committee confirmation hearing

January 27, 2021 0 comments

“I know the pain that losing a job can cause a family,” Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo said in her opening statement during her Senate confirmation hearing for the role of Secretary of Commerce in the Biden administration…

Bayard ’24: In 2020, Trump grew his support among voters of color. Could that be a good thing?

Columns, Opinions

Bayard ’24: In 2020, Trump grew his support among voters of color. Could that be a good thing?

January 22, 2021 2 comments

In the ebullience, anguish and delusion that has followed President Joseph R. Biden’s win in the 2020 general election, one statistic seems inexplicable: Greater percentages of voters of color cast their ballot for former President Donald Trump in 2020 than in 2016.

Apple ’21: Republicans fall out of line

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Republicans fall out of line

January 20, 2021 0 comments

With former President Donald Trump’s term as president finally at its end, many are now examining where the Republican Party, a party almost completely co-opted by Trump, can go from here. Republicans on Capitol Hill have discussed the need to move on from the Trump presidency

Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

Columns, Opinions

Apple ’21: Dems, don’t back down on gun control

November 22, 2020 7 comments

Since the 2016 election, in which Trump overwhelmingly won rural white voters, a common question has been: How can Democrats win the white working-class and rural vote back? Traditionally the party of the working class, Democrats have become an increasingly urban and suburban party, and lost rural voters because of it.

Shanmugam ’23: Why the new administration’s approach to China will make America safer, stronger and richer

Columns, Opinions

Shanmugam ’23: Why the new administration’s approach to China will make America safer, stronger and richer

November 22, 2020 0 comments

In his tell-all book The Room Where It Happened, former National Security Advisor John Bolton reveals the chaos of the Trump administration’s inner circle. He also exposes an incoherent foreign policy towards China that conflicts with the narrative of hard-nosed toughness that the White House has sought to create.

Seth Goldstein ‘22.5 said he hopes the next four years under Biden aren’t simply “a third Obama term," and that the new administration embarks on a more progressive path forward.

Metro, News

‘All gas, no brakes’: student volunteers for Democratic candidates reflect on campaign trail experiences

November 22, 2020 0 comments

When major news outlets called the presidential race for Joe Biden on the morning of Nov. 7, Alexandra Blitzer ’22.5 fell to her couch and cried — enjoying “a huge moment of triumph and excitement” as her work campaigning for the Democratic candidate paid off. 

Michael Dukakis, who previously served as Massachusetts governor, stressed values of democracy, political efficacy and ethics in the American political system and 2020 Election.

News, University News

Gov. Dukakis on 2020 election: “A new, different and very troubling period in American politics”

October 30, 2020 0 comments

When asked what’s at stake in the 2020 election, former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis said: “Just about everything.”