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  • Texts About Hillary

    Friends, let me take you back to a dark time in our nation’s history. The time is late July 2016. After four days of insanity at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, the country is settling down to watch the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Despite the cries of “lock her up,” many people are genuinely excited about officially declaring Hillary Clinton our first female nominee for president.

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  • My Letter to Hillary

    Dear Hillary Clinton,
     
    My name is Elena, and I am 12 years old. I currently live in California, and am in the seventh grade. I have been a tremendous fan of yours since 2008 when you ran against President Obama in the Primary Election. My parents would gather the family, (then just my Mother, Father and I) and sit in front of a very old antenna TV to watch the Democratic debates and convention. I’d like to think that I, only 4 years old at the time, would speak with them intelligently about the political issues being addressed among the candidates, but it was not so.
     

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  • Elena and Paulina's Hillary Blog

    Editor’s Note: The election is over now, but I’d like to highlight another two super-inspirational young people who did so much for Hillary. Although not technically “teens” yet, 12-year-old friends Elena and Paulina worked incredibly hard on Hillary’s campaign in Reno, Nevada. While on the campaign trail, Elena and Paulina kept up a blog, where the two regularly wrote cheery and optimistic posts. I’m so proud of Elena, Paulina, and all other teens and young people who worked tirelessly on Hillary’s behalf. I can't wait till we all can vote!

     

    Read some of Elena and Paulina’s posts below:

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  • Four Days to the Election

    Four days: that’s all the time we have before this roller-coaster of a campaign comes to an end. Whoever becomes president will face an immense challenge in uniting the country, and I wish the victor the best of the luck in that endeavor. Our divided nation is in serious need of healing—I think everyone can agree on that. Yet, obviously, I have my preferences for which candidate I want to win. That candidate is, with 100% certainty, Hillary Clinton. Let me explain why—not using any attacks on her opponent, just stating the positive case for her.

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  • 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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  • Paving the Way for Hillary

    We all know Hillary belongs on the list of the most powerful women in history, but do you know who those other women are? I’m here to tell you about some of the most powerful women this nation has ever seen, who paved the way for Hillary. Let’s start by going back to the time of the American Revolution.

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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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