Tagged: 2016 election

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Republicans and Trump Supporters Must Hold Themselves Accountable

By Miriam Hwang-Carlos '17 Content note: This article contains descriptions of hate speech and harassment. We now all live in Donald Trump's United States of America, and we likely will for at least the next four years. Hate crimes have spiked. Just a few miles from our campus, in swing state Pennsylvania, every black first year at UPenn was added to a GroupMe group messag ...
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Trump Victory Stuns Haverford Community

By Andrew Eaddy '19 and Ellen Schoder '19 When we first started writing this article last night, we thought it would be a very different story. The polls seemed to predict a convincing win for Hillary Clinton, and we were preparing to cover the historic election of the first female president. But as the map turned decisively red, the energy and optimism in Founders Hall ...
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Let’s Heal.

Written by 廖家祺 Kevin Jiah-Chih Liao ‘18 For students with any sort of privilege in areas of class, race, gender, sexuality, or more, what can we do to stand up? Remember that first debate watching party in Sharpless Auditorium? Remember how every time Hillary smacked down Donald Trump, we roared and cheered with the certainty that we would come out on top? Then rem ...
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An Open Letter on This Election from the Alliance of Latin American Students

The Alliance of Latin American Students at Haverford College has traditionally been a place for students to come together to explore complex issues, find support with others, and celebrate moments of success. Although the issues we discuss are commonly facilitated within the context of our own group setting, the Alliance of Latin American Students’ Board feels that it is ...
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Campaign Season is Almost Over. Where Do We Go from Here?

By Simon Poser '19 This article is part of a Clerk Special Edition on politics, free speech, and the election at Haverford. We will be posting a new article every day this week. The time has come. After a long, bitter campaign that has been called everything from crazy to apocalyptic, there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. We have seen many things that have astou ...
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Why Liberals Have to Stop Calling Republicans Stupid

As a life-long liberal Democrat, I am going to say something that may surprise some of my friends: We, as Democrats, have to stop calling Republicans stupid. It makes us look elitist, out of touch, and most of all (even though we try our best not to be), ignorant. Yes, there are many reasons for liberals to be angry with the state of political polarization, and there are m ...
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Revolutions and Institutions: Why Bernie Will Be the Reason Hillary Wins

Last week, my fellow editor Eli Cain wrote a well-argued and informative article on why Bernie Sanders’ so-called “assist” to Hillary Clinton on her email scandal was an astute political move that will put him and his platform in the national arena, something that until now he has been struggling to do. I agree that Sanders will gain much more from his email assist t ...
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And the Assist Goes to…Bernie Sanders?

Those of us who watched the first Democratic presidential debate Tuesday were treated to a litany of perplexing answers; from Chaffee’s assertion that he didn’t know what he was doing when he voted to repeal the Glass-Steagall act, to Webb’s awkwardly macabre answer to “which enemy you’re most proud of making.” The moment that seems to have set the media ablaze ...