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Did political scientists fail us?

Did political scientists fail us?

John Coakley, Writer
March 22
Filed under Current Affairs, Opinion, Politics, Showcase

While nearly everyone and their Facebook friends failed to predict a Trump victory, many political scientists accurately predicted this shocking outcome. The problem is that they widely rejected their own findings.

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Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Should President Trump get his news from Breitbart?

Léa Aliberti and Alvin Buyinza
March 9
Filed under Politics, Showcase, Voices

Let's ask ourselves: Should the man with the most intelligence access in the world be getting his news from a partisan news and opinion website?

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Trump and the conservative narrative

Trump and the conservative narrative

Jack Danberg, Contributor
February 23
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

President Donald Trump has appointed the least effective, most detrimental and glaringly inept cabinet in recent history.

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The political revolution continues

The political revolution continues

Carson McGrath, Writer
February 23
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

We now have a president who tweets as his form of communication to the public. How is this not an episode of Black Mirror yet?

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NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

NPR’s Eric Westervelt discusses DeVos, education accessibility

Sabrina Negron, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

Eric Westervelt, education correspondent at National Public Radio (NPR) discussed issues of education policy under the Trump administration in conversation with University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor Dr. Stephen Sireci at the university’s Commonwealth Honors College Event Hall on Friday, Feb. 17.

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What is the future of the Democratic Party?

What is the future of the Democratic Party?

John Coakley, Contributor
February 21
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Whether it’s Sanders or someone else, the Democratic Party needs a new hope.

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Sanders v. Cruz debate highlights

Sanders v. Cruz debate highlights

Amy Russes, Writer
February 12
Filed under Politics, Showcase

As a response to growing concerns about the Affordable Care Act, CNN decided to host a town-hall style debate between former 2016 presidential candidates Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

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Thoughts on President Trump’s agenda

Thoughts on President Trump’s agenda

Jack Danberg, Contributor
February 9
Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase, Voices

"From restricting the government’s immigration policy to renewing its support for the Keystone Pipeline, Americans have taken their resistance to his policies from Facebook to the streets."

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Reporter Reese Erlich discusses the complexities of the war in Syria

Reporter Reese Erlich discusses the complexities of the war in Syria

Bryan Bowman, Campus News Editor
February 3
Filed under Campus, Current Affairs, Politics, Showcase

Erlich is a foreign correspondent with expertise in the Syrian conflict.

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The Hampshire College flag debate: What you need to know

The Hampshire College flag debate: What you need to know

Amy Russes, Writer
December 2
Filed under Around the Valley, Politics, Showcase

Protests end after Hampshire College raised the American flag once again on Dec. 2, after the decision to remove it from it's campus upset locals.

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Columnist Ross Douthat talks conservatism, liberalism and the rise of Donald Trump

Columnist Ross Douthat talks conservatism, liberalism and the rise of Donald Trump

Carson McGrath, Writer
November 17
Filed under Campus, Politics, Showcase

“When I was invited to speak I thought … that I would be speaking to you tonight in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s defeat."

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