Tag: American politics

MASON STUDENTS VOTE ON CAMPUS IN VIRGINIA GUBERNATORIAL ELECTION

Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe and Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin face off in the Virginia governor’s race  BY SYDNEY JOHNSON, STAFF WRITER AND BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER  The Virginia governor’s election took place on Nov. 2 as students, faculty and other…

WHO ARE THE CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA?

A brief overview of the major candidates in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial election and their platforms. BY ROBERT STEWART STAFF WRITER  The Virginia gubernatorial race has become a close contest. Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin and Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe are…

STUDENTS REACT TO COLIN POWELL’S DEATH

Mason students offer mixed reactions to the passing of Colin Powell, the first Black secretary of state. BY ROBERT STEWART STAFF WRITER Former Secretary of State Colin Powell died on Oct. 18 after contracting a breakthrough case of COVID-19. Although…

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…