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Thoughts on the Flag: The Controversy at Hampshire College

Thoughts on the Flag: The Controversy at Hampshire College

by Emily Stetson [CDM Communications Director]   Look, I get why everyone seems so worked up about Hampshire College’s decision to the issue hits close to remove their flag from their campus flagpole. It hits home in more ways than one; the flag has symbolic meaning to so many of us, and so much national attention has been directed towards an institution in such a close proximity t ...

Remove the Electoral College

Remove the Electoral College

by Sam Hockenbury [UMass Amherst Democrats' Communications Director] Remove the Electoral College and replace it with a popular vote where in you need 50%+1 votes to win. The system gives undo balance to smaller states.  Smaller (in terms of population) states are more rural and in theory would protect them from the larger more populous states.  This is a nice sentiment from a geogr ...

It's Not 'Race or Class'

It's Not 'Race or Class'

by Will Beaman Since Donald Trump surprised the world by beating Hillary Clinton, the tired debate among liberals pundits about whether his supporters are motivated by economic circumstances or racial animus has received new energy to continue going in circles. This is in part because of its strategic implications for the Democratic Party going forward: does the party ease up on political corre ...

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