CalExit, the most recent movement calling for California’s secession from the United States, gained momentum following the 2016 presidential election, which Donald Trump won despite the state of California voting 61.5% for Hillary Clinton.
Stanford affiliate Christine Blasey Ford has come forward as the author of a letter sent to Senator Dianne Feinstein ’55, the Washington Post reports. Ford’s letter, the contents of which became public Friday, accuses Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her at a high school party in the early 1980s.
A Stanford affiliate may have played a role in connecting Dianne Feinstein ’55, the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, with a letter some say discusses potential sexual misconduct by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh while he was in high school, multiple media outlets report.
On Tuesday, Stanford College Republicans (SCR) hosted Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk and director of urban engagement Candace Owens for its final event of the year, titled “Make Stanford Great Again.” The lecture and question-and-answer session revolved largely around the stances listed on the event description:
De León, a Democrat, represents California’s 24th district and is the first Latino to serve as Senate President pro Tempore Emeritus in over a century. He is currently challenging Senator Dianne Feinstein’s ’56 U.S. Senate seat, which she has held since 1992.
Controversial social scientist Charles Murray and Freeman Spogli Institute senior fellow Francis Fukuyama discussed inequality and populism at the Hoover Institute on Thursday night in the second of four Cardinal Conversations, a program that aims to promote open political discourse on campus.
The event had visibly low attendance, with most of the back segment — around 100 seats — of the 400-person auditorium unfilled. Towards the front of the room, multiple reserved seats were left empty, as were several in the first row.
Meanwhile, across the street at the History Corner, “Take Back The Mic” counter-programming protested Murray and statements he has made regarding the relationship between class, race and intelligence.
All three candidates for Congress in California’s 18th district faced off in a debate Tuesday about a variety of key issues.
I know that I am not the only conservative student at Stanford who feels the same pressure to conceal, downplay or refuse to even broach the topic of my personal political beliefs.