Tag Archives: politics

Presidential poll: None of the above?

Support for candidates mixed at best Minnehaha students expressed a slight preference for the Democratic party and its presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, in a September poll, but it’s also evident that they lack confidence in both Clinton and her rival, Republican nominee Donald Trump. Results were published Thurs., Sept. 29, …

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Mixing religion, politics with climate science

Katharine Hayhoe explains how political and religious views can shape understanding of climate change and the world “Wildfires, Once Confined to a Season, Burn Earlier and Longer,” “Sierra Nevada Snow Won’t End California’s Thirst” and “Climate-Related Death of Coral Around World Alarms Scientists” were all April headlines concerning critical and …

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Using conservatism as a shield

Do you believe that the earth is round? Or that the sun is at the center of our universe? Or that gravity exists? Do you think that humans need food and water to survive? Well, these are really trick questions, because they aren’t really choices that you get to make. …

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A presidential race to remember

“I’m not sure I’ve ever seen anything quite like it,” said Joseph G. Peschek, professor of political science at Hamline University. What is happening in the race for the presidency right now? The bizarre and unpredictable events happening in politics are being noticed even by citizens who generally don’t follow …

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Minnesota caucus approaches

By Luke Frazier and Kenny Kiratli Twenty-four million people tuned in to Fox Television on the evening of Aug. 6, 2015. The viewership, twice as large as the Sept. 2015 Emmys and over six million more than the deciding game of the 2015 World Series, wasn’t anticipating a sporting event—the …

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GOP debate breakdown: how each candidate fared

Senior Luke Fraizure—aficionado of politics—breaks down last evening’s debate and grades each candidate’s performance. Donald Trump: A  “Trump probably had the strongest debate of the night. He was just Donald Trump the last five debates and that sufficed for him, but [last night] he broke out of his shell.” Ted Cruz: B+  …

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Table-turning Trump

Donald Trump is known for having offensive and controversial views, but are they only helping his case? The Summer of Trump is passing and it is about to be the Autumn of Donald. Defying all common beltway media wisdom, capturing the attention of the nation, making headlines with his brash …

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