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.
A Marxist Explanation: Historical Fascism vs. Right Populism
This is the first installment of Colin’s column “A Marxist Explanation,” in which he illustrates modern political concepts through a lens of Marxist theory.
SCOTUS: a new normal?
The Supreme Court of the United States is now dominated by a right-wing supermajority that no longer needs the vote of Chief Justice John Roberts, who is arguably the most liberal of the six conservatives. As a result, some have proclaimed that the Court no longer belongs to Roberts, but rather to Justice Samuel Alito.
New Yorkers Who Held Power and Made History in Congress
With the midterm elections around the corner, we look back at some of the most influential and groundbreaking politicians that New York has sent to Washington.
Before Redistricting Commissions Put an End to Gerrymandering, They Have to Actually Work
Following the 2020 census, redistricting commissions set to work to redraw voting district lines—to varying degrees of success.
Colombia Elects its First Leftist President: Gustavo Petro
On August 7th, Gustavo Petro was inaugurated as President of the Republic of Colombia. Here’s a recap of his election.
The Illegal Brazilian Wood Trade is Hurting the Amazon and its Indigenous Inhabitants—Here’s Why
Brazil’s federal law enforcement agencies can’t compete with the “Amazon mafia.” President Bolsonaro’s administration is to blame.
Palestine, Settler Colonialism, and the National Question: Part II – Historical Backgrounds
This is the second installment of an opinion series by Colin Mangan focusing on the history of the Palestine-Israel conflict.
What is in the SCOTUS Leak? A Deep Dive into the Dobbs v. Jackson Draft Opinion
Our political director read the leaked draft opinion and reports back on the important details, including the ramifications the decision may have on LGBTQ+ rights.
Federalism and the Battle Over Abortion Laws
As an individual’s right to make private choices regarding their body becomes increasingly threatened, especially for the most vulnerable members of America’s population, the question remains: how did the Supreme Court become America’s self-proclaimed authority on abortion rights?
Viral Division: The Politicization of COVID-19 in America
By election day in 2020, despite the universal impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent regulations (i.e. mask mandates and lockdowns), perceptions of the pandemic differed wildly between Democrats and Republicans. How did such a universal problem as the COVID-19 pandemic become politicized?
The Dead Political Parties of America
By looking at failed American political parties, what they stood for, who made up their voter base, and why they fell, we can better understand our two-party system.
Should The Electoral College Be Abolished?
When citizens of the United States cast their ballots for President in the popular vote, they elect a slate of electors called the United States Electoral College. The discussion of whether or not the Electoral College should be abolished is an ongoing argument among American citizens.
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