By Johannes Sorto Contributor There are few issues in American politics today that the left distorts as effectively as immigration. Though liberals love to argue that Republicans hate all illegal immigrants and are the anti-immigrant party, this argument is a far cry from reality. The nonpartisan Pew Research Center conducted a survey among Republicans on […]
By Johannes Sorto Contributor President Obama decided to visit Cuba several weeks ago after normalizing relations with the communist government. The president believes that isolating Cuba has not been successful and argues that opening up a relationship will bring real change. Although President Obama certainly has good intentions, his actions will likely strengthen the Cuban […]
By Jesse Saunders Photo Editor It is easy to fight the government at every turn, to insist on state’s rights and work to limit the power of the central government. What’s hard is putting these practices into play. Flint is just one of the many cities in this country that are currently experiencing issues with […]
By Johannes Sorto CONTRIBUTOR The immediate aftermath of the New Hampshire primary greatly impacted three Republican candidates. The first was Donald Trump, who was in desperate need of a win after his disappointing loss in Iowa. Had Trump also lost in New Hampshire, the public would largely consider his campaign a joke. However, Trump had […]
By Melissa Koenig CONTRIBUTOR The New Hampshire primary was unpredictable and served to highlight the insanity that is the 2016 presidential election. While some political analysts were unsure if Bernie Sanders could claim victory over Hillary Clinton, it seemed that New Hampshire voters really wanted an economic change. Sanders campaigned there on the idea that […]
By Danielle Moskowitz Staff Writer Voter turnout in the United States has been significantly low in these past few elections, and the primaries get the worst turnout of all. The younger generation is not as involved as they should be in making decisions based on the political future, even though they are the ones most […]
By Alex Hayes & Joe Mogavero Special to the chronicle From SNL’s “Bern Your Enthusiasm” to the endless coverage in the media, Bernie Sanders supporters have felt the excitement and stinging disappointment after his campaign’s near defeat of Hillary Clinton in the Iowa Caucuses. But caucus results, close as they may appear, do not always […]
By Jesse Saunders Photo editor With the first official primary complete, the races on both sides have seen some unexpected casualties. While the Republicans are still dealing with an overcrowded debate stage every other week, the Democrats are facing a different kind of problem all together with the suspension of Martin O’Malley’s campaign. Claims of […]
In a televised speech, you can’t hear the same flutter of camera shutters that must hover like a buzzing fly in the back of a candidate’s mind. You see glimpses of the audience, but only in reaction to some of the questions.
A van is already on location when we arrive, its C-SPAN letters marking clearly that we are now in the middle of 2012 presidential politics—the early stages, at least.