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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...

Cory Booker In Portland, Greets The Student

September 18, 2019

Full Disclosure: Polkinghorn gained access to this event through a family donation. This article does not endorse any particular candidate. On Saturday, September 7, United States senator from New Jersey and presidential candidate Cory Booker departed from the usual New Hampshire and Iowa circuits to p...

“Pizza and Politics” Event Screens Democratic Debate

September 18, 2019

Last Thursday, members of the Bates community gathered in the Skelton Lounge in Chase Hall to watch the third Democratic debate of the primary cycle. Aired by ABC News with moderators George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis, and Jorge Ramos, the debate featured the top ten polling candidates ...

Beto Hands NRA Biggest Win This Year

September 18, 2019

Last week’s Democratic Debates in Houston, Texas saw several of the candidates strive to show how they were different from one another on anything from healthcare to gun control. One former congressman from Texas, Beto O’Rourke had the strongest and most quotable statement of the night. When a...

Stephen Engel talks Gay Rights and Dignity in Kroepsch Award Lecture

May 2, 2018

As a part of his receiving of the annual Ruth and Robert Kroepsch Award, Associate Professor and Politics Department Chair Stephen Engel was given free reign to lecture on a subject of his choosing. His talk "The Conservative Potential of the Supreme Court’s Gay Rights Jurisprudence, or Why Justic...

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