Richard Elliot, UMBC: As the title states, I am a Bernie Sanders supporter. I feel it is important that I disclose this before beginning my argument. I, like many other young progressives, feel that neoliberalism is not true progressivism. Sure, it beats the far-right politics currently espoused by Republicans, but it is far from what […]Read more "A Critique of Neoliberalism Sincerely, A Sanders Supporter"
Zachary Broner, JHU: As conversations about the transparency of campaign finance and dirty political money continue to heat up along with the presidential election, San Diego attorney and businessman John Cox has come up with a (fashionable) solution. Cox’s initiative, set to be vote upon by California voters in the fall of 2016, would require […]Read more "Bernie and Big Money"
Alex Sadler, JHU: After the two spectacles that Republicans dared call ‘debates’, the bar for Tuesday night’s Democratic debate was not set exceedingly high. Fortunately, the Democrats did not disappoint. Most pundits agree that Hillary Clinton seemed to be a clear winner, but many have been pointing to social media analytics showing that the people […]Read more "The First Democratic Debate, an Overview"
McHenry Lee, JHU: On Sunday, Hillary Clinton announced that she is seeking to become the first woman President in the history of the United States. For those who follow politics this should come as no surprise as we have been down this road before. At the start of the 2008 Presidential cycle Hillary Clinton was […]Read more "The Inevitability of Hillary Clinton?"
Nick Clyde, JHU: With the recent announcement of Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s candidacy for president, 2016 is already on the minds of many. Senator Cruz, who is the first major candidate to announce, is already being identified as too extreme to win the Republican nomination, though his Tea Party antics will most certainly swing the […]Read more "Could a Socialist Win the Democratic Nomination?"
Dana Ettinger, JHU: Perhaps it’s because we’ve become so accustomed to hearing about gridlock in Congress, but when I hear about anything with bipartisan support I tend to root for it, regardless of content. When it’s something genuinely good, with real potential to help people, all the better. And of course, when partisanship ultimately sinks […]Read more "Between Politics and Productivity, Republicans Choose Politics"
Kathryn Cui, JHU: Hillary Clinton made a feeble but revealing attempt to set some kind of tone for her presumed 2016 presidential campaign in Santa Clara, California, last week, in the heart of a region notoriously inequitable in its distribution of wealth and prosperity. Mrs. Clinton rattled off a list of populist items to a […]Read more "Clinton’s Identity Crisis"
Author: Nora Corasaniti, UMBC _________________________________________________________________________________ As a resident of one of the last “red” districts in Maryland, it shouldn’t have been uncomfortable and nerve-wracking for me to admit last spring to my POLI 100 class that yes, I, Nora, someone they all had befriended, am a conservative (and not the boogie man). Yet, as I […]Read more "Coming Out as a Conservative: One Girl’s Experience with Partisanship in the United States"