Tonight, Iowans officially kick off the 2016 Presidential Election, giving citizens the first chance to make their selection for the nominees for the Republicans and Democrats during their caucus. Despite the fact that Iowa is a relatively small state and its demographics hardly represent the diversity of the United States, it matters. It matters because being the first state to take part in the Presidential … Continue reading Iowa Caucus Preview: What’s at Stake?
It’s no secret that the United States is facing an epidemic of gun violence. In 2015, there were over 353 mass-shootings, events in which over 4 persons were shot, in the United States. Whenever a significant mass shooting (the fact that I have to preface mass shooting with significant is disturbing sign of the times) occurred, such as the Oregon campus shooting or the radicalized … Continue reading What’s Really Behind America’s Gun Violence Problem?
The Democratic Presidential Primary has shifted into high gear.With many of the other distractions gone, the race is finally focusing on the showdown between former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. The speculation regarding Vice President Joe Biden’s potential bid has finally ended with the Veep deciding against the presidential run. Following lackluster performances in the first CNN debate, former Virginia … Continue reading Hillary’s Newest Strategy Against Bernie: Call Him a “Sexist”
Surprisingly, one of the most vocal critics of Bernie Sander’s unforeseen rise in the race for the White House is not from the right – though some Republicans unsurprisingly have started throwing the derogatory “socialist”-label around. Rather, criticism has been directed from Black Lives Matter, an loosely-connected and decentralized activist organization created in protest to the recent exposure of deaths of African-Americans by armed police, … Continue reading The #BlackLivesMatter Protest Has Helped, Not Hurt, Bernie’s Campaign
On Thursday night, for the the first time during the 2016 election cycle, we were able to see all 17 major Republican candidates duke it out in what was apparently a contest to see who despised Hillary Clinton, women’s health clinics, teachers unions (?), and ISIS the most. As the field of 17 candidates was so large that it was physically impossible to put all … Continue reading First GOP Debate Recap and Grades: Trump Acts Like Trump, Jeb Fails To Impress, Kasich Suprises
While the Republican primaries have been nothing short of an absolute circus, with the record-breaking amount of candidates (currently at 17), the insane amount of money raised and Donald Trump’s unexpected and bizarre campaign, the Democratic campaign has been lackluster in comparison. The Democratic race only has five candidates, but former Secretary of State and First Lady, Hillary Clinton, has been the commanding front-runner in the … Continue reading Joe Biden Eyes Presidential Run
In June of 2008, the then Democratic Presidential nominee, Barack Obama and his campaign organized 4,000 online house parties in preparation of the general election only a few months away. This past Wednesday evening, with the Iowa Caucus over five months away, the candidate many discounted as fringe and unlikely to generate any decent challenge for the White House, Bernie Sanders and his campaign organized … Continue reading Don’t Underestimate Bernie: Inside Bernie Sanders’ Unprecedented Grassroots Campaign