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Dems Should Push For Electoral College Change

JAMES CALABRESI ’20 STAFF WRITER The Democratic Party walloped Republicans in the midterms. From Suburban moms to young urbanites, the country woke up that rainy November 6th and walked out to vote in the most historic midterms for Democrats since Watergate. Ushering in a new wave of over a hundred Congresswomen, Democrats are set to… Continue Reading

Florida Ballot Initiative A Step in the Right Direction

DAVID MAROTTOLO ’22 STAFF WRITER This past week, political discourse was dominated by discussion of the midterm elections. However, the results of one vote stood out: in Florida, the population overwhelmingly voted to approve Amendment Four, commonly referred to as the “Second Chances” Amendment. According to the final polls, 64.1% of the Florida population voted… Continue Reading

Levitsky Comes to Trinity; Talks GOP, Trump’s Future

AIDAN TUREK ’20 STAFF WRITER Steven Levitsky, a political scientist at Harvard and co-author with Daniel Ziblatt of the New York Times bestseller “How Democracies Die”, recently gave a talk about his book at Trinity. Levitsky and Ziblatt’s basic argument is that there is something wrong with American democracy, and that we are in the… Continue Reading

Abortion A Key Issue Under New Supreme Court

DANIEL NESBITT ’22 STAFF WRITER Recently, the Alabama Supreme Court issued an interesting decision concerning fetal homicide. The case arose after an Alabama man was convicted of double-homicide for murdering his wife when she was 8 months pregnant, a decision in which the jury cited a 2006 law defining a child in utero as a… Continue Reading

A Pre-Midterm Analysis: Where Do Dems Stand?

AIDAN TUREK ’20 STAFF WRITER “I am not a member of any organized political party,” said American humorist Will Rogers, “I am a Democrat.” With a contentious midterm upon us and the disappointment of the 2016 election in the Democratic camp, the role and future of the Democratic party has come into serious question. A… Continue Reading

Danye Jones’ Death Spurs Newfound BLM Activism

BHAVNA MAMNANI ’22 FEATURES EDITOR Blatant racism in the media isn’t new information; we’ve all witnessed it. From well recognized media outlets rushing to label innocent colored people as “thugs” and “terrorists” while filing white people as mental health strugglers, it’s impossible to miss the white sympathy that has infiltrated our so called “unbiased” media.… Continue Reading

Ending Birthright Citizenship Is Unconstitutional

DAVID MAROTTOLO ’22 STAFF WRITER During the past few days, President Trump said that he intends to issue an executive order ending birthright citizenship for the children of undocumented or illegal immigrants. Birthright citizenship is the concept that any child born on U.S. soil is automatically a citizen of the United States. It is one… Continue Reading

Why You Should Vote: Solutions to Voter Apathy

DAVID MAROTTOLO ’22 STAFF WRITER The right to vote is a fundamental part of democracy. Not only is it the defining aspect of such a form of government, but it functions as an integral part of such a government’s preservation. Accordingly, the right to vote is a privilege that individuals are obliged to act upon,… Continue Reading

Media Disproportionately Covers Minority Criminals

BHAVNA MAMNANI ’22 FEATURES EDITOR When news of a pipe bomb being sent to Left-leaning individuals hits front pages and mainstreams news, our first reaction shouldn’t be to evaluate why a person did this, but instead assess the social implications. When entering the political field, our leaders knew the risks of being targeted for scapegoating,… Continue Reading