America, Don’t Expect Much Until 2020

America, Don’t Expect Much Until 2020

Since the inauguration of the 45th president, there has been nothing but dysfunction and ensuing controversy in Washington, D.C. Not much hope remains for our federal government until the elections of 2020 come around. We needn’t repeat all the flagrant abuses of power that Donald J. Trump has committed since...

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Talking Politics with Professor Marc Hetherington

Talking Politics with Professor Marc Hetherington

VPR’s John Konicki sits with Professor Marc Hetherington to talk about the future of the Republican and Democratic parties in the wake of Donald Trump’s presidency.  

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The Future of the Republican Party

The Future of the Republican Party

A week and a half removed from his inauguration, President Donald Trump has already taken decisive action to follow through on his campaign promises, both with and without aid from his Republican colleagues. He nominated a capable, conservative Supreme Court justice, and has majorities in both chambers of Congress. So...

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Why I Left the GOP

Why I Left the GOP

By now, the entire world knows what Donald Trump said on an Access Hollywood bus in 2005. Prominent Republicans nearly trampled each other trying to be the quickest to withdraw their support. Polls conducted over the past week indicate that female GOP voters are similarly abandoning him in droves. I...

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A Recap of the 2032 Republican National Convention, Day 3

A Recap of the 2032 Republican National Convention, Day 3

  I walked into the cavernous stadium and took my seat in the designated press section.  Delegates and spectators milled about on the floor below, brandishing weapons, cowboy hats, and dual-sided signs that read “Make America Great Again, Again” and “Build that Dome!” I spotted Bob Dole being wheeled into...

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Chris Christie’s Trump Endorsement Shows the GOP’s Ideological State of Emergency

Governor Chris Christie’s endorsement of Donald Trump was appalling to say the least. Chris Christie went from the moderate, supposed “Republican in Name Only,” representing a segment of the Republican Party that was supposed to be pragmatic and tempered in its conservatism to endorsing a presidential campaign that has been endorsed...

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Kasich Can: New Hampshire and the Future of His Campaign

Kasich Can: New Hampshire and the Future of His Campaign

People around the country eagerly looked to New Hampshire this past Tuesday to watch the first-in-the-nation primary; as they did, they found themselves asking, “Who’s Kasich?” John Kasich is the governor of Ohio with an impressive resume which includes nine terms in the US House, eighteen years of the House...

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Winners and Losers of the GOP Debate

Winners and Losers of the GOP Debate

It is just 96 days until voting begins in Iowa and the presidential race is officially underway. Last night’s debate was, in many ways, a turning point in the campaign: it’s time to get down to business, because there isn’t time left for mistakes, and impressive performances are more important...

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What Happened to Rand Paul?

  Let us rewind one year and walk in the steps of Rand Paul. Rand Paul was the Republican base’s top candidate for 2016, winning the Conservative Political Action Conference(CPAC) straw poll 3 years in a row. He was the candidate who could mold his dad’s purist, Libertarian views into...

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Will the Republican Party Ever Embrace Climate Change?

Will the Republican Party Ever Embrace Climate Change?

With the quest for the Republican nomination well underway, issues such as Planned Parenthood, illegal immigration, and government surveillance have all been hot topics in the televised debates on Fox News and CNN, but recently an issue that has historically garnered relatively low coverage among Republican candidates has resurfaced. “I...

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