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U.S. strikes back at Assad for use of chemical weapons

U.S. strikes back at Assad for use of chemical weapons

John Coakley, Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

The United States launched 59 tomahawk cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield late Thursday night, targeting “Syrian fighter jets and other infrastructure.”

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The partisan battle for the U.S. Supreme Court is just getting started

The partisan battle for the U.S. Supreme Court is just getting started

John Coakley, Writer

April 6, 2017


Filed under Politics, Showcase

Despite attempts by Congressional Democrats to approve President Barack Obama’s nominee Merrick Garland last year, the highest court in the United States remains a member short.

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Did political scientists fail us?

Did political scientists fail us?

John Coakley, Writer

March 22, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2017


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, 2016


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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