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And Then There Were Two: Buttigieg, Warren, Bloomberg Out.

And Then There Were Two: Buttigieg, Warren, Bloomberg Out.

Michael Oestreich

April 6, 2020

Super Tuesday has come and gone, and with it, we have seen many candidates drop out. Some, like Tom Steyer, left as they came: unnoticed. But others, like former mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, and billionaire Mike Bloomberg, came as a shock, and have left a power vacuum in the primaries...

Southern Inhospitality: the Tenth Democratic Debate

With the race for the Democratic nomination turning to crunch time as the South Carolina primary approaches and Super Tuesday looms, the candidates turned in feisty performances, frequently interrupting each other in the face of helpless moderators and an unfriendly audience. Pictured left to right: Michael Bloomberg, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer. Photo credits: Erin Schaff/The New York Times.

Vincent Jiang

March 13, 2020

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA—After three primary elections and nine debates on mostly familiar ground, the Democratic Party is finally off home turf as the race to the primary nomination shifts to ruby-red South Carolina. The tenth debate, hosted at the Gaillard Center Center in Charleston by CBS New...

What Happens in Vegas Won’t Stay in Vegas: the Ninth Democratic Debate

In a spectacular debate at the Paris Las Vegas resort, the Democratic candidates for president opened up new lines of attack on each other from healthcare to immigration, highlighting the bitter divides that still remain in the party. Pictured left to right are Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, and Amy Klobuchar. Photo credits: Mario Tama/Getty Images.

Vincent Jiang

February 24, 2020

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA—What a night! For eight debates the Democratic contender for the presidential nomination have been boxing with kiddie gloves on, but on Wednesday, February 19 at the Le Théâtre des Arts, in Paris Las Vegas, Nevada, the knives truly came out. The six candidates who qualified—Michael...

Mitt Romney and the Last Stand of the Republican Old Guard

Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) delivers prepared remarks on February 5, 2020, explaining his vote to convict President Donald Trump on the impeachment charge of abuse of power. The only member of either party to break ranks, Romney condemned the

Vincent Jiang

February 20, 2020

In today’s hypercharged political environment, “country over party” has become the cynical punchline of a bipartisan joke. Congressmen vote in lockstep at the command of their whips, competing to see who can boast the most uniform of voting records. The House of Representatives and the Senate ...

The end of Andrew Yang’s Campaign

The end of Andrew Yang's Campaign

Michael Oestreich

February 13, 2020

Last Tuesday, just hours after the New Hampshire primary results were finalized, Andrew Yang dropped out of the race for the democratic presidential nomination. In doing so, he becomes the first candidate to drop out of the race since primary season began in Iowa at the beginning of February.  ...

Schism on the Left: The Seventh Democratic Debate

As Elizabeth Warren (left) and Bernie Sanders (right) dispute who was telling the truth regarding Bernie's alleged comments that

January 27, 2020

DES MOINES, IOWA—In the seventh televised Democratic primary debate, hosted jointly by CNN and the Des Moines Register on January 14, 2020, six Democratic candidates for president gathered on stage at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klo...

Sharper Elbows on a Smaller Stage: the Sixth Democratic Debate

From left to right, the Democratic presidential contenders who participated in December's debate: Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Amy Klobuchar, and Tom Steyer. Photo credits to Jim Wilson/The New York Times.

January 6, 2020

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA—The gloves have come off in the Democratic primary. Seven presidential candidates gathered on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California for the sixth presidential debate for Democratic hopefuls: Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabet...

Why Parties Do Not Have a Place in Politics

Why Parties Do Not Have a Place in Politics

Alyssa Spady, Editor In-Chief

December 21, 2016

The donkey and the elephant, Tea Partiers, Libertarians, Green Partiers, Socialists, and Independents are all examples of the very things that the founding fathers advocated for American politics not to have. As George Washington said at his farewell address in September of 1796, just 20 years after th...

Growing Protests and the Chances of Violence after 2016 Election

Growing Protests and the Chances of Violence after 2016 Election

Linnea Foote, Social Media Editor

December 21, 2016

After the election, protests against President-elect Donald J. Trump immediately erupted in  major cities like New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles. However, these once peaceful protests seem to be evolving as passion grows. Will there be violence in the upcoming days? Although their main m...

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