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Both sides to blame: The abuse of political labels

Both sides to blame: The abuse of political labels

Chaim Wigder
December 7, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Opinion, Politics

The 2016 presidential election, which has gone down as one of the most bizarre and divisive elections in recent American history, has finally come to an end. Still, the country continues to face political unrest as the bitterness on both sides of the political spectrum fails to subside. Protests and ...

Student poll workers bring diversity to voting centers

James MacDonald
November 10, 2016
Filed under Campus, Election 2016, Suffolk News

Teams of students from Suffolk’s Election Law course occupied polling centers during Boston’s first early voting period to provide youth support to a typically older crowd of workers. Suffolk students used a Harvard University survey to collect data on early voters. The two schools partnered toget...

The nation chose the unexpected

The nation chose the unexpected

Alexa Gagosz
November 9, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, News

Businessman Donald J. Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States early Wednesday morning after a long night of counting the votes. In a 3 a.m. victory speech, Trump addressed supporters in New York after a turbulent, divided and explosive election season filled with digs at the institu...

Campaign Commentary: Is Congress going to be Red or Blue after this election?

Maggie Randall
November 2, 2016
Filed under Election 2016

The Presidential election has been the most discussed out of the 2016 elections. Congressional elections are also happening this year for all members of the House of Representatives, who serve two year terms, and for some Senators whose six-year terms are up. Some political experts argue that while the pr...

Campaign Commentary: Talking ballots

Campaign Commentary: Talking ballots

Maggie Randall
October 26, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

This November, Massachusetts residents will not just be voting for representatives, or the next President of the United States. There are four questions on the ballot this year regarding a variety of different categories. Question 2 is one of the most highly debated issue concerning charter schools. A ...

A third party is still valid

Ian Kea
October 19, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, The Liberal Think Tank

If you voted in the primaries and did not get the outcome you would have liked, a third- party option is completely valid and in most cases acceptable. On Nov. 8, Massachusetts will go blue. It’s no guess or prediction; it’s just a statistical fact. From the Federal government, all of the Massac...

Campaign commentary: Diversity in campaigns matter, minority votes count

Campaign commentary: Diversity in campaigns matter, minority votes count

Maggie Randall
October 19, 2016
Filed under Election 2016

In an election, regardless of scale, every vote matters. Certain individuals votes sit with the weight of a history of voter suppression and the existence of voter exploitation. This is an issue that White voters do not face directly, but one that minority voters face almost every election cycle. While...

Campaign commentary: What will the American people experience in the next debate?

Maggie Randall
October 6, 2016
Filed under Election 2016

Last Monday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump faced off in the first presidential debate of this election. The 90-minute debate was moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, who also selected all the questions for the candidates. News sources reported that it was the most-w...

For those still “feeling the Bern,” consider Stein

For those still “feeling the Bern,” consider Stein

Ian Kea
October 6, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, The Liberal Think Tank

Jill Stein. Never heard of her? Neither did I until recently. Jill Stein is running for President on behalf of the green party. With two abysmal candidates in Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, Jill Stein is a safe haven for progressives like myself who are indeed still “feeling the Bern.” If you’re from Mas...

Eyes on America: Campaigns cause discourse within Suffolk’s international community

Eyes on America: Campaigns cause discourse within Suffolk’s international community

Jacob Geanous
September 29, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, News

The fanfare surrounding the 2016 election has stirred up a media frenzy that has magnified the United States’ partisan personality. American citizens have vocalized their election opinions vehemently, but a conversation within the global community has been provoked as well. This is the first preside...

Campaign commentary: Potential vice presidents no one is talking about

Maggie Randall
September 29, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

With Nov. 8 creeping up, it appears as if the focus has largely been on Republican nominee Donald Trump, and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. These candidates, however, are not running for president all by themselves. Clinton has selected Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as her Vice-Presidential nomine...

Clinton scores, Trump flops, voters lose

Clinton scores, Trump flops, voters lose

Ian Kea
September 29, 2016
Filed under Election 2016, Politics, The Liberal Think Tank

Only 9 percent of the United States population voted to make Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump the nominees for their respective parties. Monday night the 91 percent that did not vote in the primaries saw their two statistical best chance candidates for President. Needless to say, the result of the...

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