The Suffolk Journal

Campain commentary: Institutional changes after the 2016 election

By Facebook user Donald J. Trump

Maggie Randall

November 11, 2016

Donald Trump earned the 270 necessary electoral votes on Tuesday to win the presidential election. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lost the election, although she still won the popular vote by over half a million votes. For many Suffolk students, this election was an eye-opening experience. ...

Keystone XL: Plenty of risks, few benefits

February 4, 2015

By Ian Kea In the three months since Republicans swept November’s midterm elections, the new majority in Congress has wasted little time in passing a bill that approves the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Republicans have called the pipeline a job creator that will stimulate the economy,...

Baker surpasses Coakley to become governor

(Courtesy of Paul McCormick)

Connie Lai and Thalia Yunen

November 5, 2014

After a tight gubernatorial race, Charlie Baker emerged as Massachusetts' 72nd governor when Martha Coakley conceded Wednesday morning, according to The Associated Press. As of 1:50 a.m. Wednesday morning, The AP said Baker was in the lead with 48.36 percent of votes, while Democrat Martha Coakley...

Massachusetts voters should back Democrats to get results

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley.
(Photo by Flickr user Martha Coakley)

Ian Kea

September 17, 2014

  On the night of the primary elections, Tuesday Sept. 9, I was pleased to see scandal-ridden Suffolk Law grad John Tierney, the incumbent, fall to progressive Democrat Seth Moulton. Moulton gives Democrats a better chance of retaining a congressional seat as well as giving his party a fresh image to work with. A Harvard graduate, Moulton gains an edge as an outsider of the political game. Democrats picked...

Suffolk Democrats hear arguments from Congressional candidtes for endorsement

Suffolk Democrats hear arguments from Congressional candidtes for endorsement

Ivan Favelevic

March 28, 2013

The Suffolk University Democrats held a meet and greet with Congressional candidates. The hour-long affair was held in a semi-debate style and moderated by president of the club, Conor Finley. Candidates included James D. Livingstone, Josh Dawson, and Suffolk graduate Nils Tracy. Each candidate was pitching...

SU Dems Discuss Hot Topics with the Speaker of the House

March 28, 2013

Melissa Hanson  Asst. News Editor On the cold yet sunny afternoon of March 5, the Suffolk University Democrats visited the State House for a memorable discussion with the Speaker of the House, Robert DeLeo. Among those taking part in this trek were 10 of the 14 active members, ranging from fre...

Editor’s word: Oct. 24, 2012

October 24, 2012

We’re taking a break from our print edition next week so that the staff can enjoy Halloween for the first time in four years. That makes this our last issue before election day (we’ll return Wednesday, November 7). With that said, it bears repeating that this is one of the most crucial elections...

SuperPACs are obsessed with negativity…. We are over it

SuperPACs are obsessed with negativity.... We are over it

Megan Dutra

October 3, 2012

With Democrats defending 23 Senate seats along with the Presidency, the topic of Republicans possibly gaining control has been on the minds of every politico. With all this uncertainty comes a wave of attacks from all sides. Campaign commercials, in my opinion, have become outrageous. I miss the days...

SuffolkGOP and College Democrats debate state and national issues

Michael Christina

December 3, 2010

Michael Christina Journal Staff The Student Government Association hosted its annual political debate in the Sawyer Café Wednesday night, where the SuffolkGOP squared off with the College Democrats. Representing the SuffolkGOP were Ed Plamowski and Karl Beckstein. Kris Callahan and Tino Capobia...

Suffolk Dems and GOP spar in charity basketball match

Mike Giannattasio

September 22, 2010

Mike Giannattasio Journal Staff Games are much more fun to watch when there is trash talking leading up to it. This is exactly why the first annual Suffolk Democrats versus Suffolk GOP basketball game is going to be a blast to watch on Friday. The event, which was organized by SU Democrat Pres...

The GOP ReTort to Health Reform

March 3, 2010

Article by: Edmund Plamowski, Jr. "The solution Republicans should offer for health reform is no health reform" Over the past year, as Democrats in Congress have pushed their proposals for the socialization of America’s health care system, Republicans have offered both constitutional criticisms of...

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