The Bates Student

BCSG’s Campaign Heats Up

Georgina Scoville, Design Editor

March 20, 2019

This year’s election of the Bates College President and Vice President is even more important than usual: in the aftermath of the Student Government temporarily stepping down to protest their lack of purpose, the new leaders will have an exciting opportunity to lead the transition into increased autonomy...

Hagel Nomination Indicated Shift in Obama Foreign Policy

Hagel Nomination Indicated Shift in Obama Foreign Policy

David Weinman

January 23, 2013

During his first presidential run, then-Senator Obama placed at the center of his campaign what he argued to be the flaws of the Bush foreign policy. However, as noted by Matt McReddie ‘15, "Once he was elected, President Obama adopted an approach in this area which appeared quite similar to the policies championed by George W. Bush in his second term." Although he pled...

Where Do We Go from Newtown?

Where Do We Go from Newtown?

David Weinman

January 16, 2013

The horrific massacre in Newton, Connecticut last month has ignited a national debate about gun control. In response, President Obama has pledged “meaningful action” on this issue and appointed Vice President Biden to head a federal gun violence task force whose recommendations will be released on January 15th. With th...

A Balanced Approach

A Balanced Approach

David Weinman

November 7, 2012

Whoever takes the oath on January 20 will face the daunting challenge of stabilizing the unsustainable levels of debt that our nation continues to accumulate. During the last four years, the debt has increased by six trillion dollars. The growing costs of entitlements such as Medicare and Social Security...

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