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“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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