Author Archives: CDM

On Ideological Bubbles

On Ideological Bubbles

by Viraj Ayar [CDM Education Caucus Chair] Politics has always been a challenging subject for me. I’ve moved around so many places that I practically know people throughout the entire political spectrum. But pinpointing my own preferences has b ...

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 term ...

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 goi ...

Contextualizing Identity Politics

Contextualizing Identity Politics

by Nina Henry Before the sun came up on Wednesday morning, news outlets were already publishing autopsies of the Democratic Party. A dominant narrative emerged- white working class men felt forgotten, and the Democrats were too busy hosting La ...

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