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Why I’m Still Optimistic, Despite Donald Trump’s Inauguration(0)

January 19, 2017

As I write this, the inauguration of Donald Trump is only two days away.  For many of us, it’s been a countdown that was framed as a political doomsday.  I do understand that some people are very happy he was elected– even some people in Massachusetts, which is supposedly a blue state.  But while President-Elect… Read More ›

Trying to Make Sense of the Election: Another Perspective

Editor’s note:  Last week, we featured the perspective of a Trump supporter on the election results.  This week, our guest column is by Miranda Chang, who has been studying Political Communication at Lesley. What Happened, America?  It’s been a few days, and the idea of who represents our country is now slowly sinking in. As… Read More ›

It’s the Dawn of a New Day: Some Thoughts About the Election

It is the dawn of a new day… and Donald J. Trump is now the President-Elect of the United States of America.   As everyone thinks about what this will mean for our country, I’m remembering another American president– one who was never elected to that office.   Perhaps you recall reading about the late Gerald Ford,… Read More ›

Why I Am Voting for Donald Trump

I am a Hispanic American male who is sixty-one years old. A former Captain of Light Infantry and a corporate banker, I have been retired since 2008 due to medical issues.  As a veteran, I have been gravely disappointed with the treatment my fellow veterans have received in recent years in an American society and… Read More ›

The Importance of Local Elections

The general election is quickly approaching. Most Americans’ main concern is about the presidential nominees: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. According to voting turnout statistics, in the 2012 general election 57% of the population voted. All of these people wanted to have a say at a national level, but what about their home towns? According… Read More ›

A Former Bernie Supporter Chooses Hillary Clinton

I was disappointed that Bernie Sanders did not receive the nomination, so I sought out a candidate I believed was closest to him and his ideologies.  For me, that candidate is Hillary Clinton.  Though I may not fully agree with her entire political agenda, I believe that she is the most qualified and best viable… Read More ›

Do You Know Where the Candidates Stand on the Environment?

As the 2016 Presidential Election is heating up, with more than half of the primaries completed, it’s important to consider where the candidates stand on some of the most important issues. At Lesley, the environment is an issue that matters to most of us.  So, here is some information you may find helpful when considering… Read More ›

Whose Fault Is It Anyway: Why Young People Don’t Vote

One of the hottest topics recently is the future presidential election. I dare say that this has been one of the most stimulating and intriguing elections since 2008, when we had a woman (Hillary Clinton) and a black man (Barack Obama) competing for the presidency. However, as flashy and hectic as this current election may… Read More ›

Raise Your Voice: A Guide to the Massachusetts Elections

With the Massachusetts general election approaching, many Lesley students might be going to the polls for the first time. The election coming up on Tuesday, November 4th is called a mid-term election, meaning the President of the United States is not running for office– this series of elections occurs in the middle of his term. … Read More ›