Contributors' Posts for 'Donald Trump'

  • 2016 Election: People vs. Policy

    This election, as everyone knows, is crazy. The Republican primary defied all expectations--a certain real estate dealer became the Republican nominee for president, despite his mimicry of a second-grade bully. Except, of course, second graders do not speak about sexually assaulting women. It's surprising not only to scholars, political theorists, and pundits, but also to students, parents, and Americans.

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  • Locker Room Talk

    Let’s see if I’ve got this right–the locker room is a magical safe space where men can boast about their sexual prowess and conquests. Maybe after you’ve asserted your masculinity with some athletic activity it’s only natural for you to breeze into conversation about trying to sleep with married women, since you can only see their legs and boobs anyway. And you’re famous! So groping them without their consent feels familiar to your hands. It doesn’t matter, anyway. It doesn’t count, what you said. It was locker room talk.

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  • What to Look For in the First Debate

    The first presidential debate is on Monday! It will be held at Hofstra University starting at 9:00 PM and will be moderated by Lester Holt. The debate kicks off the last leg of the campaign, and the event has a big impact on the race. If you support Hillary Clinton, or any candidate really, it is essential to watch the debate. Behind the scenes, Hillary has been preparing heavily for the debates, and is reportedly poring over briefing books and policy papers. Meanwhile, Donald Trump has taken a more freestyle approach to preparing for debates, with his most intense prep sessions being Sunday chats with his campaign staff.

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  • Health of the Race

    Hey guys, only a couple days away from the first debate and I wanted to talk about a topic that I think is really prominent in the news right now. As you may have heard, our girl HRC came down with pneumonia. Pneumonia is a little sickness that usually only lasts about a week, but we need to look at the big picture. Following her sickness, the response has been really interesting and slightly alarming. I’m going to go through my analysis of three aspects out of this little blip on the radar and how they might be having a bigger impact than we think.

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  • Climate Change during Election Season

    Perhaps the most fundamental albeit frequently neglected issues the world faces today are climate change and global warming. There are several steps that are critical for our next president to take to preserve our environment and the health of United States citizens, but unfortunately, climate change is a topic on which both current candidates have dramatically different approaches.

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  • I Supported Bernie, and Now I Support Hillary

    Like many other people my age, I was a big Bernie Sanders supporter. I agreed with his policies, was inspired by his candidacy, and was disillusioned with a system that I felt was corrupt. Since then, I have put deep reflection and thought into the consequences and the stakes of this election. What is the best way of achieving the bold, progressive change that America needs?

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  • Hillary Is For Everyone!

    In my opinion, Hillary Rodham Clinton is one of the most inspirational people in history. Hillary’s campaign is really making me excited for November, especially given who her competition is! As we can all see, Hillary is the only qualified candidate. As a daughter of two immigrants, Hillary is not only a great choice, but she is our only hope.

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  • Election Update

    Following the widely praised Democratic National Convention, Hillary took a large lead in both state and national polls over Donald Trump. Yet three weeks later, her advantage has been holding steady, suggesting her edge is more than just a convention bounce. It would be unwise to become complacent, yet there is no denying this simple truth: HIllary Clinton is vastly more likely to win the presidency than Donald Trump.

     

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  • Voting Isn’t the Only Way to Impact this Election

    The 2016 presidential election is a pretty big deal. It’s possible that this election might be the biggest presidential election of our lives. The stakes are HYUGE (pun intended)! This 2016 election is the most important election since the Civil War because Donald Trump is running for president. Yes, Donald Trump is the Republican nominee for president of the United States of America.

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  • Dear Bernie Supporters: Hillary vs. Trump is NOT a Lose-Lose

    As an avid Hillary supporter, I have had several discussions with friends about the upcoming presidential election. When I talk about the election with Bernie supporters, there is one statement that often comes up: Clinton versus Trump is a lose-lose situation for our country. Obviously, I find this a completely false statement which I would like to debunk. 

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  • Different, Not Wrong

    Hey guys! Today I want to discuss the right way to respectfully disagree with one another, something I feel is super relevant in this election. The great thing about our country and the election process is the principle that all of our ideas matter. Many people might not share our own perspectives on issues such as marriage equality, healthcare systems, etc. Different perspectives, and different ways of handling these political disagreements, are prevalent in this election and even in our own conversations with friends.

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