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Keeping it in the family

Yesterday, Donald J. Trump clinched the Republican nomination by finally securing an outright majority of the party’s delegates. The question now becomes: Who will be on the ticket with him? When discussing potential running mates for Trump, Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post explained, “no one knows. Trump relishes being unpredictable, so trying to game…

The angry, white men coalition

Dear liberals, stop panicking over Trump. That’s the headline Michael Cohen wrote on Tuesday for his Boston Globe column that outlined the various reasons he is confident that the United States won’t elect “a racist, misogynist demagogue.” It sounds familiar, doesn’t it? Not even a year ago, countless political commentators told us why “Donald Trump…

Ready to bust

There is no shortage of people who dislike Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Fortunately for Trump and Clinton, there is no shortage of voters who like them either. Although it’s been pretty clear for several weeks, it is now almost inevitable that Trump and Clinton will face off in the general election. Never-Trump conservatives and…

Ryan’s Ripon revival

As the summer draws nearer and nearer, it seems increasingly likely that the Republican Party will lose the 2016 presidential election. There are three ways they can lose. They can lose with a racist demagogue at the helm. They can lose with a self-interested, loathed-by-all, ideological extremist. They can even lose with a hand-picked, more…

Letter to my peers

To my fellow young adults, Most of us tend to think that politics is either boring or entertaining. Donald Trump has been entertaining for a while; Hillary Clinton is pretty boring. Would we even know the name of the current Secretary of the Treasury if it weren’t for the likes of Jon Stewart, John Oliver…

The party is deciding

In 2008 and 2012, the establishment favorites, John McCain and Mitt Romney, each won the Republican party’s nomination. They were both economically and socially conservative (which I am not), but I would, in a heartbeat, take either of them as our next president over Donald Trump or Ted Cruz. Now, in 2016, it seems almost…