Matthew Cohen ’18 and Johnathan Bowes ’15 go head to head on the current email scandal involving potential presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Cohen argues this should have no effect on her candidacy while Bowes claims her actions should make people question her values.
The priorities of the people should always be the priorities of its politicians. If constituents are urging their representatives to dig deeper into Benghazi – a recent Rasmussen poll confirmed that 51 percent of Americans believe the issue merits further investigation – then that is exactly what politicians should spend their time doing. And if lawmakers misread our true needs or desires, it is our responsibility and ours alone to send that message at the ballot box. Soon we will have the opportunity to do just that.
This is the story of a Republican love affair: a love affair with Benghazi and a love affair with buzzwords. The release of a new poll last week made Republicans fall in love (again): According to Rasmussen Reports, 72 percent of Americans want “the truth” about what happened in Benghazi (what else they would want remains unclear). But that does not give Republicans the right to make hay – or politics – even when the sun doesn’t shine. Where was the Republican outrage when the Bush administration endangered the life of Valerie Plame, the aforementioned CIA operative? It’s time to move on. Move on to Americans in need.
Susan Rice ’86, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, has withdrawn her name from consideration for secretary of state in a letter to President Barack Obama.