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Round 1: Previews, Thoughts, And Predictions Ahead in First Presidential Debate

Round 1: Previews, Thoughts, And Predictions Ahead in First Presidential Debate

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

September 29, 2020

The moment has arrived! The first of three presidential debates between incumbent President Donald Trump and former Vice-President Joseph Biden is here. It has been a rollercoaster of a presidency for Trump, and many of us can’t wait to see him thrown out of the Oval Office in November. But it’s ...

T-Minus 100: The Countdown To Election 2020

Miles Nabritt, Managing Forum Editor

August 11, 2020

It’s that time of year. Well, almost. Amidst all of the enormous unrest that has happened over the past few months in the United States, there is one subject that remains constant: the 2020 Presidential election. July 26 marked exactly 100 days before the election as the political climate of the co...

“Puppet” Instagram Accounts Provoke Outrage

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Dominique Marley Frideger and Charlotte Olivia Karlsen

May 15, 2020

On May 13, an Instagram account was created called @batesfortrump. It claims to be a page made up of “Bates students working to support the re-election of @donaldjtrump.” Since the page’s creation, members of the Bates community have been challenging its content. These students encountered ...

On Protecting the Public: Bernie vs Warren in Democratic Primary

October 23, 2019

With time away from Bates, it has become clearer that part of Bates’ function in a political economy is to position itself outside of political economy. For one, many students who graduate Bates remain unclear on how relations to nearby institutions. As a private institution much of Bates’ fundin...

Impeachment: A Moral and Political Imperative

October 2, 2019

The President of the United States must be impeached. This is not something I say lightly; impeachment is perhaps Congress’ most significant and carefully considered power, implemented only twice in the nation’s history. But after the latest revelations about Donald Trump’s July 25 phone call with...

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