The Suffolk Journal

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

By Alexa Gagosz

Jacob Geanous

September 29, 2016

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

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

By Claire Schneider

Ian Kea

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 saw their two statistical best chance candidates for President. Needless to say, the result of the...

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

Maggie Randall

September 21, 2016

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

By Twitter user @elizabethforma

Maggie Randall

June 13, 2016

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, 2016

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

By Claire Schneider

Ian Kea

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 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, 2016

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, 2016

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...

New course to track election in real time

Sam Humphrey

April 20, 2016

For political junkies and aspiring politicos, tracking America’s politics and catching up on the latest news from the campaign trail can be far more appealing than sitting down and hitting the books. But this fall, students in CJN-491, “The 2016 Presidential Election in Real Time,” have the oppo...

Campaign Commentary: An Open Letter to Bernie Sanders Supporters

Maggie Randall

April 13, 2016

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, 2016

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...

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