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Tim Kaine is the right choice

Tim Kaine is the right choice

Samuel Salisbury,
Contributor
August 17, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

When Hillary Clinton became the first female nominee for the President of the United States of America on July 26, many Democrats still said “Bernie or Bust,” clinging to Bernie Sanders, the more left-leaning candidate that they truly wanted. I was never in this camp. I was always firmly in ...

The undemocratic, Democratic Party

The undemocratic, Democratic Party

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
May 12, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

The Democratic Party is facing an internal crisis. Young voters are turning away from the Democratic Party in favor of independent-thinking Sen. Bernie Sanders. Voters between the ages of 18-29 voted in favor of Sanders 72 percent to Hillary Clinton’s 28 percent in the New York primary last month, acc...

Presidential race down to three

Presidential race down to three

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 11, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics, Showcase

With just three candidates left in the presidential race, things are starting to heat up. After Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of Republican contention for president last week, the country is left with Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders as potential successors for President of th...

Analysis: Now, nothing between Trump, and GOP title, and Clinton

Analysis: Now, nothing between Trump, and GOP title, and Clinton

David Lightman,
McClatchy Washington Bureau (TNS)
May 4, 2016
Filed under Metro, Politics

Once unthinkable, Donald Trump now is the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president. That became a certainty Tuesday as he crushed rival Ted Cruz in Indiana, drove the Texas senator out of the race, and set the course to clinch the needed delegates in the next few weeks. The nomination o...

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Bernie Sanders will not stop the ‘Bern’

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2016
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Despite urges from Hillary Clinton for Bernie Sanders to concede the Democratic Party Presidential nomination over the weekend, the 74-year-old pledged to his supporters he would not take that path. Why would he? Sanders has won several states like Washington, Idaho and Alaska in March and even if Clinton sweeps the remaining prima...

Bernie Sanders right fit for President

Bernie Sanders right fit for President

Sean McCarthy,
Contributor
April 14, 2016
Filed under Op-ed, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Selecting the presidential candidate who is right for you can be a difficult decision. A president’s background, ethnicity, religion and name recognition should not matter. A president must have solid policy on the most important issues to the American public such as healthcare for all and the incre...

Obama’s last address inspires hope

Obama’s last address inspires hope

Shannon Stroud,
Editor-in-Chief
January 14, 2016
Filed under Opinion, Showcase

Last night, the world watched as President Barack Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. Throughout every politician’s career promises are made, lines are drawn, stances are taken, opinions waver and those promises, intentional or not, are broken. When Obama first ran for office in...

The one Republican that can unify the House

The one Republican that can unify the House

Fernando J. Ramirez,
Contributor
November 19, 2015
Filed under Politics

A new political chapter began last week as Paul Ryan, the congressman from Wisconsin, was elected to replace John Boehner as speaker of the House of Representatives. A young new face with creative ideas, Paul Ryan is the youngest speaker of the House in more than a century. The 45-year-old obtained...

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