How did France, with a crippled economy and weakened military, gain the status of a superpower?
Author: Happy Medium
Conspiracy Theories and the Fall of the USSR
By Matthew BeylinsonPhoto: Leaders sign the agreement to dissolve the USSR (RIA Novosti). How did factors from the Soviet and … More
A House Divided: Is Congress Fueling or Reflecting Polarization in the US?
If you ask any politically aware person about the state of American politics today, they will likely characterize it with one word: polarization.
SCOTUS Hears Arguments in Moore v. Harper: Independent State Legislature Doctrine May Have Implications for Federal Election Processes
At stake? Democracy itself—a broad adoption of the ISL doctrine could result in rogue legislatures stripping previously-guaranteed voting rights protections from the state constitution with no ability for state courts to protect these rights.
How Chinese President Xi’s Reelection May Impact Taiwan and the US
Xi Jinping holds the three highest positions in the Chinese Communist Party, wielding more power than any of his predecessors, and he might be here to say.
Trinidad & Tobago’s Politics are Marked by a Racial and Cultural Divide—Here’s Why
Two large political parties in Trinidad and Tobago are largely separated by race—an outcome of centuries of European colonization.
Binghamton University Alum Hakeem Jeffries Becomes New House Minority Leader in Democratic Leadership Shakeup
With Jeffries becoming more prominent in American politics now than ever before, Happy Medium offers a profile of the congressman as a politician and as a Binghamton alum.
Student Candidate Chance Fiorisi Stakes His Claim for Binghamton City Council
BU undergraduate aims to knock on every door in the district with the goal of building a grassroots campaign.
2022 Midterm Elections Recap
HM Political Director Bryan Goodman breaks down what happened in November and what it means going forward.
The “Great Debate” Between College Democrats, Republicans, and Libertarians Marks a New Era of Cross-aisle Collaboration at BU
A debate between the three organizations sparked discussions about some of the most hot-button issues of the midterm elections.
State Assembly District #123: Donna Lupardo vs. Sophia Resciniti
Over a nearly two-decade career as a state assemblywoman for New York’s 123rd assembly district and a further 40 years as a district resident, Donna Lupardo (D) has seen it all. According to her opponent Sophia Resciniti (R), this longevity represents the very subject of her chagrin toward the political establishment. Featuring an interview with Assemblywoman Lupardo.
State Senate District #52: Lea Webb vs. Rich David
City of Binghamton political powerhouses clash in state Senate bid. Featuring an interview with Democratic candidate Lea Webb.
Congressional District #19: Josh Riley vs. Marc Molinaro
A look into the upcoming congressional election in NY-19. Featuring an interview with Democratic candidate Josh Riley.
Gen Z Candidates for Congress are Proving that Grassroots Organizing Works
– but not without the help of some
Let’s Talk About Gerrymandering
“Courts ought not to enter this political thicket.”
The Midterm Effect: Why The Incumbent President’s Party Tends to Struggle
Every two years voters across the country get the opportunity to indicate their approval or disapproval of their current president through the midterm elections. But the inhabitants of the White House won’t change, so why should we care?
Binghamton Students and Local Democrats Host Reproductive Rights Rallies on Same Day, Showing that Abortion is on the Ballot
On Saturday, October 8, two reproductive rights rallies were held in the Binghamton area: one held on the Binghamton University campus and the other in front of the Broome County Courthouse in downtown Binghamton.
What Special Congressional Elections Tell Us About the Midterms
Political Director Bryan Goodman breaks down recent election results and examines data suggesting a current ‘blue shift’ in favor of Democrats.
Referendums and Initiatives Can Hurt Democracy, Unless We Rethink How We Use Them
The international plan to increase democracy has seemingly been the introduction of direct democratic items, such as referendums and initiatives, especially in cases of contentious policies or fundamental political changes. However, direct democratic components can be dangerous to democracy in all but a few cases.
SCOTUS Reform: Historical Attempts
With the recent Dobbs v. Jackson decision that overturned the previous abortion rulings in Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, calls for structural reform to the Supreme Court have increased.
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