The Suffolk Journal

Letter to the editor: Stop both Clinton and Trump

September 29, 2016

Recently, the New Hampshire Union Leader ran a front page editorial endorsing the Libertarian ticket of Johnson/Weld. Thank you for the foresight and intelligence to realize this is the only way a Fiscal...

Clinton scores, Trump flops, voters lose

By Claire Schneider
September 29, 2016

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...

Reevaluating the progressive strides with marijuana

September 28, 2016

Lately, it seems as if everyone has hopped aboard the “legalize marijuana” movement. In November, Massachusetts voters will make the decision about whether or not to legalize marijuana for recreational...

Redefining the perception of weed in the US

Public opinion of weed is scewed
September 28, 2016

“Sluggish. Lazy. Stupid. And unconcerned. That’s all marijuana does to you.” This is a line from the song “Be yourself” from Frank Ocean’s latest album “Blond.” It is more of a skit than...

Bernie Sanders: the only option for the democratic card

By Claire Schneider
June 1, 2016

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...

Trump’s honesty serves him well as a candidate

February 24, 2016

The Presidential race changed forever on June 16, 2015 when Donald Trump announced he was going to run. Since that day, it has come to my attention that most people have voiced their own opinion of Trump....

Why voting should matter more

By Flickr user Steven Depolo
November 4, 2015

From legalization of marijuana in Ohio to LGBTQ equality in Texas, yesterday’s nationwide election day covered all the bases of controversial aspects for voters. Now that I am categorized as a legal...

Politics is no place for Planned Parenthood

Signs displaying support for Planned Parenthood. By Flickr user Jason Taellious.
October 2, 2015

By Patricia Negrón   Planned Parenthood has been all over the Internet recently, with most people clearly on one of the two sides of the argument: pro-life and pro-choice. One thing both sides...

Massachusetts should ban state related travel to Indiana

Indiana Governor Mike Pence speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference.
By Flickr user Gage Skidmore
April 8, 2015

When Indiana Governor Mike Pence signed SB 101, also known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, he signed a law so vague it could be interpreted for discriminatory purposes. Unlike the religious freedom...

GOP presidential hopeful Cruz faces insurmountable odds for candidacy

Senator Ted Cruz.
By Flickr user Gage Skidmore
April 1, 2015

By Ian Kea Texas Senator Ted Cruz on March 23 announced before a crowd at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia his intention to seek the Republican nomination for president. The Canadian-born U.S....

Rand Paul making the leap to 2016 GOP frontrunner

Rand Paul
Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons
March 25, 2015

By Ian Kea Looking to reclaim the presidency after two terms of Democratic control, Republicans will have a considerable pool of candidates to choose from in 2016. One group is related to former presidents,...

Talk show host Limbaugh rushed to conclusions

By Flickr user Dan Correia
February 25, 2015

By Michaella Sheridan Late December marked the beginning of a continuing measles outbreak in the U.S., stemming from the Disneyland amusement park in Southern California. As of Feb. 13, 125 people...

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