Tag: American politics

Rebecca Pearcey joins weekly speaker series on 2020 elections

The Schar School of Policy and Government hosted Rebecca Pearcey on Sept. 22 to discuss politics, campaigning, the upcoming election and more BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER Steven Pearlstein, a Robinson Professor for Public Affairs and the moderator for the…

Simplistic education shapes American politics

BY LAURA SWIHART STAFF WRITER In an election cycle dominated by horse-race reporting and campaign ads, American political polarization has surged to the forefront. Though many believe the stakes are higher now than ever before, bitter polarization prior to an…

Student Voters: Suppressed and Disenfranchised

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, CONTRIBUTOR As the country draws nearer to the 2020 election and passes through a scattering of state elections, the issue of across-the-board attacks on voting rights for college students is becoming central to the political conversation.  2018…

Analysis of the Third Democratic Presidential Debate

As the race narrows, Democrats focus in on key issues ABIGAIL ADCOX, NEWS EDITOR The third Democratic presidential debate marked the first time all three front runners 一 Biden, Warren and Bernie 一 shared the same stage.  The number of…

Is America Ready for a Female President?

BY SAVANNAH MARTINCIC, STAFF WRITER Two candidates were poised behind their podiums on the 2016 debate stage. It should not have mattered what gender each candidate identified as, but for many Americans it did. Policies and beliefs, it seemed, were…

Inform, Not Conform; Resisting The Temptation Of Polarity

BY ELI KOHN, STAFF WRITER In 2016, following one of the most divisive presidential elections in American history, voters elected one of the most divisive presidents in American history. This shocking (to many) outcome, accompanied by the relentless campaigns of both…

New Poll Breaks Down Trust In Trump

Americans trust Mueller more than Trump according to new Schar School poll BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR A poll conducted by Mason’s Schar School and The Washington Post concluded that more Americans are confident in the facts presented by special…

The Problem of Political Alarmism

BY DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER How often do you hear the term “crisis” in the media these days? I imagine you could take almost any issue in politics, put the word crisis at end of it, and you’d have a…

New Faces Expose Left’s Rift on Israel

Conflicting views of Israel are a source of contention in American politics BY ARJIT ROSHAN, CONTRIBUTOR On Feb. 18, 27-year-old Ibraheem Samirah won the special election for Virginia House District 86, encompassing most of Herndon and just northwest of Mason’s Fairfax…

This Week in Politics

Monday, Feb. 18 Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham vows to investigate alleged “bureaucratic coup” against President Trump. Lee Radziwill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis’s sister, dies at 85. Karl Marx’s tomb in London is vandalized with red paint. Tuesday, Feb. 19 North Carolina’s…