Undemocratic by Design

With the Electoral College vote on the horizon, it might be helpful to look at a history of the institution. In 1824, America hosted an election for the 6th President of the United States. Of the four candidates running (Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford & Henry Clay),…

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Semper (In)Fidelis

In the two weeks since the election, we have seen protest in the streets and the theaters, and the creation of safe spaces at schools and colleges. We have also heard a lot of talk about the Electoral College. Some want to eliminate the Electoral College altogether, relying instead on…

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Will Chris Wallace Step Up to the Plate?

There are three stations necessary for a professional political debate: the orators, the moderator and the audience. The role of the orators is to argue their respective positions and attempt to persuade the audience. The audience is meant to listen attentively to the orators’ positions and come to a reasonable…

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The Tale of the the Cobra and the Mongoose

Sunday night’s second presidential debate is being called “the craziest and most surreal debate in modern history.” It felt like I was watching a National Geographic special on the fighting techniques of the Cobra and Mongoose. In one corner, you had the seasoned and steady-handed Hillary Clinton, reserving her strength and…

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