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Why voting should matter more

By Flickr user Steven Depolo

Patrick Holmes

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 adult who can vote in elections, it is easy for me to make a difference in the country and sympathize...

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 can agree on is that it has been a hotter topic than usual this past summer. A recent series...

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 legislation in other states and at the federal level, the Indiana law does not specify protection...

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. legislator is the first major candidate to officially enter the presidential arena on both sides of the ai...

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, and others have years of experience as leaders in the GOP. But currently, the only clear-cut...

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 from seven states had contracted measles and are considered to be part of a large, ongoing outbreak,...

Beyond the Constitution: Why a Supreme Court ruling won’t bring LGBTQ justice

By Flickr user Jason Scott

Dani Marrero

February 4, 2015

When the U.S. Supreme Court announced last month it would decide whether same-sex marriage is protected by the Constitution, I was underwhelmed at the news. In the “suggested” related articles on the sidebar of the New York Times, where I read the announcement, there was an article on the continuing...

Romney’s the wrong choice for 2016

Alexa Gagosz

January 27, 2015

Politico magazine may call Romney the “Foreign Policy Prophet,” but the only future I predict for him is another failed presidential campaign. The former Massachusetts governor and 2012 Republican presidential nominee is attempting yet another bid to become the leader of the free world. With the p...

Jeb Bush’s potential problem with his potential run

Alexa Gagosz

January 7, 2015

Jeb Bush has bigger issues than being part of the “Bush” family tree, if you can think of such a thing. Yes, the “average American” is sick of the same family legacy tirelessly running for a political office, and certainly doesn’t want a third Bush member up on the hill as president. Unfortunatel...

Post-election commentary: Baker will set Massachusetts’ progress backwards (Part 2)

Courtesy of Flickr user Deval Patrick

November 12, 2014

No need to fear, Republican Governor-elect Charlie Baker is here, according to the majority of Massachusetts voters who headed to the polls on last Tuesday. Baker’s election comes as a mild surprise against a very weak, and now politically dead,-Democratic opponent, Attorney General Martha Coakley....

Post-election commentary: Baker has skills, ideas to move state forward (Part 1)

Courtesy of Flickr user Deval Patrick
Charlie Baker (left) meets with Deval Patrick the day after he won the gubernatorial election. Patrick defeated Baker in the same race in 2010. Baker will succeed Patrick in January.

Sam Humphrey

November 12, 2014

When Massachusetts voters elected Republican Charlie Baker as governor last week, they voted for his fiscally responsible approach to leadership that his opponent Martha Coakley just could not offer. Baker beat the odds as a Republican candidate in a deeply progressive state. His win proves Massachusetts...

Baker has experience, pragmatism the state needs

Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Sam Humphrey

October 29, 2014

Republican Charlie Baker finally surpassed Democrat Martha Coakley in the latest Boston Globe poll of the gubernatorial race, proving that Massachusetts voters want a no-nonsense leader with experience piloting complex organizations. In a time of skyrocketing government spending and a plethora of...

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