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Critiquing Trump’s Hasty Regard for Policy

Critiquing Trump's Hasty Regard for Policy

Sarah McCarthy

March 7, 2018

In a meeting with important representatives of both the American aluminum and steel industries this past Thursday, March 1, President Trump announced he would be levying harsh tariffs on imported aluminum and steel, some products may see up to a 25% tax tacked on. This announcement came suddenly and...

Responding to the State of the Union

Responding to the State of the Union

Sarah McCarthy

February 7, 2018

Last Tuesday, President Trump delivered his 2018 State of the Union address. In this speech he highlighted the need for unity in the government, immigration reform, veteran benefits, investments in infrastructure, and the threat of North Korea, oh and the reopening of Guantanamo Bay. Throughout the speec...

Women in military represent positive shift

Women in military represent positive shift

Gretchen Sellegren

January 30, 2013

In the last few years, the Pentagon has been a progressive force in aiding current civil rights movements, first with the 2010 overturn the "Don’t ask, don’t tell" ban on gay troops, and now with last week’s the decision to allow women to fight in open combat. If approved by Congress in the coming ...

The People’s President

The People's President

Jo Wallace

January 30, 2013

On January 21, Barack Obama made his second Inaugural Address. Much has been said about it: his address presented a liberal vision for the next four years, a renewed commitment to equality and social programs, and a promise to dedicate the United States to combating climate change. These things are o...

The President’s Pitfalls and Potential

The President's Pitfalls and Potential

Matt Furlow

January 30, 2013

President Obama’s inauguration speech has reinvigorated his liberal base with promises of greater action on climate change, LGBT rights, and a commitment to the progressive paradigm of significant government involvement in society. Immigration reform, tax reform, and gun control are also on the seco...

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Mark Semon

January 30, 2013

Dear Editor: In the January 16th, 2013 edition of The Bates Student Curtis Rheingold wrote an opinion piece for The Forum entitled "Wanted: effective U.S. gun control policy." His opinions are based on information presented by two websites, the Harvard Injury Control Research Center (HICRC) www.hsph.harvar...

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...

Bates democrats and republicans continue activism

Bates democrats and republicans continue activism

Katharine Sgarro

January 23, 2013

Two of the most well-known and active clubs on campus, also happen to be each other’s biggest competition, the Bates Democrats and the Bates Republicans. Both clubs assumed center stage in November as they fiercely promoted their respective parties during the 2012 presidential election. Now that the election is over, what will these two clubs set their sigh...

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