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Democrats Contribute just as much to Polarization as Republicans

Joe Biden after his victory speech on Oct. 7 in Wilmington, Del.
November 18, 2020

Well, not exactly.  I, like many, am ecstatic about the election of Joe Biden. Also, like many, I am ready to support a push for progressive policies in the White House. All the while, if you think...

Outdoor Dining in the Winter

Outdoor Dining in the Winter
November 18, 2020

Self Care

Self Care
November 6, 2020

The State of the (Dis)Union: People are more than Political Ideologies

November 6, 2020

At a John McCain town hall in Lakeville, Minnesota, during the 2008 presidential election, a woman stood up and announced, with her voice quivering in fear, that she could not trust then-Senator Barack...

Whom Do You Trust? Joe Biden, Trump, & U.S. Foreign Policy 

November 6, 2020

We often take our relationships for granted. Why? Sometimes we forget about where that friendship was forged, or what common struggle we endured. Sometimes we forget the bread we once broke together. Othertimes,...

We Need a Day Off

November 6, 2020

On Friday, Oct. 9, students at Davidson College received an exciting email from the Davidson administration. “No classes, labs, discussion sections, no mandatory activities. Relax and catch your breath,”...

Voting By Mail: An Insight to the Unique Nature of Election 2020

October 29, 2020

As we progress from October into November, the 2020 election is reaching its endgame. With the last presidential debate featuring the dynamic personalities of Donald Trump and Joe Biden having come to...

There are No Undecided Voters

October 28, 2020

The notion of the undecided voter has served as a defining archetype in the greater milieu of American electoral politics – and for good reason. The idea that citizens can be compelled to shift support...

We Will Get Destroyed…And We Will Deserve it

October 28, 2020

What an embarrassment the United States of America has become during the last four years. The Hill reported on a poll released by Georgetown University that voters believe the U.S. is two-thirds of the...

Don’t Discount Donny: Remembering the 1948 Election

October 28, 2020

In 1948, on the morning of the presidential election, the Chicago Daily Tribune purported in bold lettering, “Dewey Defeats Truman.” Harry S. Truman had turned in early on election night, NBC having...

Predicting 2020 Presidential Election

October 28, 2020

As Abraham Lincoln once said: “Elections belong to the people.” Ever since it became clear that Joe Biden would be taking on Donald Trump, there have been countless political analysts, news critics,...

Stop Assuming My Identity

October 28, 2020

I identify as Latino.  I identify as a man of color.  And I identify as a conservative Republican.    This is not a paradox, a glitch in the matrix. Too often I’m told I am brainwashed,...

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