2016 election


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The Great Carolinian Demographics Game

The candidates in the Democrat primary had their first fight in the South, and the results, while expected, highlighted major demographic divides. Hillary Clinton took the state in a rout,…


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Palmetto Pugilism

The GOP duked it out in the recent South Carolina primary, and the results were, in a number of ways, notable and game changing. Frontrunners continued their momentum, and secondary…


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Fear and Loathing in the Caucus

With the Nevada caucuses now complete (on both the GOP and Democrat sides), both sides, more or less, have continued the progression expected by most analysts and voters. However, a…


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Requiem for a Justice

“Scalia had a very real talent of writing biting, trenchant, sometimes even memorable opinions either in the majority or in the minority,” states McDaniel Political Science Professor Dr. Herb Smith….


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The Building Blocks of Bernie

It’s undeniable that the insurgent candidacy of Bernie Sanders in the 2016 Democratic Primary has made history in its early success and ability to use anti-establishment sentiment to appeal to…


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Granite State of Mind

The first in the nation primary in New Hampshire has come and gone, and while lacking the entertaining pizzazz of the Iowa caucus, it still has sent shockwaves through what…


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What Iowa Means

The Iowa caucus has finally come to an end, and in the wake of it a number of questions hang over the head of the American voter. What exactly just…


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Social Media and the 2016 Election

The 2016 Presidential Election is less than a year away and the Grand Old Party (GOP) and Democratic debates are getting Americans familiar with each candidate. There has been a shift…


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Don’t Fear the Reporter

The phrase “Lame-stream media” is bandied around a decent bit recently, from both sides of the aisle. To conservatives, it serves as a rallying cry against the media that supposedly…


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Ben Carson: Public Religiosity?

  Among 2016 Republican candidates there has been a growing force: Dr. Ben Carson. With his agenda being highly influenced by pro-Christian stances, could he be an effective figurehead for…



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Democrats Spar in First Debate

Together for the first democratic debate this year, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley, former Virginia Senator Jim Webb, and former…


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The Bernie Problem

It seems that colleges across the country have caught Bernie fever. The rise of the Vermont senator has been meteoric in nature, and has put once guaranteed nominee Hillary Clinton…


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Tuition in 2016 Politics: What’s Next?

Although it is not even 2016 yet, the campaign race is in full swing. Where do the five Democratic and 18 Republican candidates stand on the swelling costs of higher education? Most, if…


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Sympathy for the Donald

(Disclaimer: This Editorial focuses solely on GOP candidates, due to the fact that the Democrats have not yet had a debate. This is not meant as an endorsement of any…