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Campaign Commentary: Are third party candidates viable presidential nominees or a way to waste a vote?

Maggie Randall
September 21
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

Election day is just around the corner, when voters across the U.S. will elect the 45th president. A majority of voters will decide between Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or Republican nominee Donald Trump. Some third party supporters, however, will be voting for neither Clinton nor Trump. They...

Campaign Commentary: Warren a new boxer in the ring

Campaign Commentary: Warren a new boxer in the ring

Maggie Randall
June 13
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

If the 2016 Presidential Election could be described as a boxing match, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and businessman Donald Trump would be battling it out in the ring. By now, Sen. Elizabeth Warren would jump into the ring and throw some crippling punches toward Trump. While the general election wil...

Blind anger, utter complacency, or misguided optimism

Sam Scanlan
June 1
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

Voters can have the ireful populist rhetoric of the presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump, they can have what would essentially be a continuation of the past twenty years in the form of  the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, or vote for a previously tried and failed, admirable, but impossible economic...

Bernie Sanders: the only option for the democratic card

Bernie Sanders: the only option for the democratic card

Ian Kea
June 1
Filed under Election 2016, Politics, The Liberal Think Tank

Sen. Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for the Democratic Party. Simply put, Sanders needs to be the nominee. Without Sanders at the forefront of the national platform, the Democratic Party may be at serious risk for a Donald Trump presidency. For more than 30 years, Sen. Sanders has been consistent...

Campaign Commentary: Who is best fit for the job?

Maggie Randall
June 1
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

With the primary election season coming to a close, it is time to look towards what will come next in the 2016 Presidential Election. There are just ten primary elections left until June 14. California will have their primary election on June 7 and will be crucial to both the Republican and Democratic...

Campaign Commentary: A Conversation with Former Gov. Dukakis of Peace and Politics

Maggie Randall
April 20
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

There is no better way to understand a presidential election than to speak with someone who has run one before. There is also no better way to understand local politics than to ask someone who served as governor of Massachusetts for two terms, graduated from Brookline High School and has been using th...

Campaign Commentary: An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters

Maggie Randall
April 13
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

When Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont announced his candidacy to run for president in 2016 last May, most of the world did not bat an eye. Sanders’s announcement at the get-go garnered some support but mostly opposition in the form of skepticism and annoyance. Over the past year, however, his support...

Campaign Commentary: Will Trump be the Republican nominee?

Maggie Randall
April 6
Filed under Election 2016, Politics

Over the past several weeks Republican, presidential candidates such as Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson have begun dropping out of the race. Through and through, the one candidate that has consistently and boldly made sexist, racist and xenophobic statements has just become strong...

Campaign Commentary: Super Tuesday hosts Suffolk turnout

Maggie Randall
March 2
Filed under Campus, Election 2016, News, Politics, Suffolk News

On Tuesday, several states across the country cast their votes for the presidential primary, with nine states holding a primary, four holding Republican caucuses and one with a Democratic caucus. Massachusetts held their semi-closed primary on Super Tuesday, and expectations in the state have centered on a...

Campaign Commentary: South Carolina is home of family support and voting restrictions

Maggie Randall
February 24
Filed under Election 2016, News, Politics

With the third presidential primary weeks away, the next stop for presidential hopefuls is South Carolina, where most have already started campaigning. For Republicans, winning South Carolina may be crucial to achieving the position as party nominee. In fact, from 1980 to 2008, the Republican candida...

US election to resolve or heighten global tension

Colin Barry
February 10
Filed under Election 2016, Politics, World

With the daunting  presidential election coming up just months away, the rest of the world is watching as they outline their tensions with the United States. The world will face the impact of the new president when voters decide who will be the next commander-in-chief. Suffolk organizations such as ...

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