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What Does the New President-Elect Mean for Climate Change?

By:  Sophia Ramsey, Green Raider


One of the things we need to look at when we get a new President is their policy on climate change and climate action. Why? Well, there are a lot of reasons, honestly. But we’ll …

“What Happened?”: An Election That Will Not Soon Be Forgotten

by Dr. Lori Kumler

After numerous polls indicated Clinton favored to win Tuesday’s election, much of the nation is left wondering what happened. This statement has two questions within it: how were the polls so wrong, and how did Trump …

Sticking to your Guns: The Out-of-Control Gun Culture in the U.S.

by Rebecca Cooper ’18, double-majoring in math and accounting

In 2015, 13,286 people were killed by firearms. There were 372 mass shootings, with 475 people dead, 1,870 wounded. There were 64 school shootings. 60% of all homicides in the United …

A Cold War Reheating

by Kyle Shepard, national security and foreign intelligence analysis major 

Around this time in 2012, Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, warned the United States that Russia would be the nation’s “number-one geopolitical foe.” Despite being subject to jokes and critiques, …

Frustration today, Elected tomorrow?

by Corbin Hershberger, political science major

My frustration level is very high with this election. This is my first Presidential election that I get to vote in so I was extremely excited to follow the whole process and then cast …

What Europe thinks about Donald Trump

by Sophie Ramsey, Clinton Simmons, Lena Weller and Spencer Whyte, Department of Political Science and International Studies

That Donald Trump splits the US public opinion is not big news. Some deify him for his statements and others hate him for …

Rise of the Third Party

 by Sophie Ramsey, Clinton Simmons, Lena Weller, Spencer Whyte, Department of Political Science

As recent polls show, such as one from Gallup in July 2016, there is a downward spiraling opinion of the two major party candidates in this presidential …

Factual Ignorance and Stupidity: The ‘New Normal’ in American Presidential Campaigns?

by Dr. Francis Schortgen

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once remarked: “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” Viewed through the prism of contemporary electoral politics, the wisdom of this quote appears to