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Fox’s News: Andrew Yang

Fox’s News: Andrew Yang

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

November 3, 2019

Politics is very important. Whether we like it or not, we wake up each morning and head to school because we are legally required to. Our parents pay taxes in part because the state needs money for schools, and we cast a ballot once we turn 18 because the 26th amendment to the United States Constituti...

Third Democratic debate shows resurgence of moderate values

Third Democratic debate shows resurgence of moderate values

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

September 12, 2019

The third Democratic debate Thursday night was America’s first chance to see the top ten candidates debate on one stage. While the debate featured a good bit of animosity, it was certainly less of a street fight than the last few. Moderate values made a comeback of cinematic proportions today, ...

Second democratic debates defined by conflict

Second democratic debates defined by conflict

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

August 1, 2019

Introduction Once more unto the breach, dear friends. Or… at least until the next time. The second round of Democratic debates are in the books and the spotlight shifted harshly from the last two debates. These debates came with much higher stakes than the previous two. Not every candidate will...

2020 Presidential Candidate: Elizabeth Warren

2020 Presidential Candidate: Elizabeth Warren

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

July 16, 2019

Elizabeth Warren is a Democratic Senator from Massachusetts, serving since 2013. Warren was previously a law professor at various American universities. By defeating Republican Scott Brown in the 2012 election, Warren became the first female senator from Massachusetts and currently serves alongside ...

2020 Presidential Candidate: Bernie Sanders

2020 Presidential Candidate: Bernie Sanders

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

July 9, 2019

Bernie Sanders is an Independent United States Senator from Vermont, serving in that position since 2007. Sanders previously served as an Independent member of the United States House of Representatives from 1991 to 2007, making him the longest-serving independent member of Congress in American history...

2020 Presidential Candidate: Joe Biden

2020 Presidential Candidate: Joe Biden

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

July 5, 2019

Joe Biden is the 47th Vice President of the United States, serving under the Obama administration for eight years. Not including his 2020 bid, Biden has run for president two times, once in 1988 and again in 2008. Biden served as a senator from Delaware for a tenure of 36 years from 1973 to 2009, dur...

Clear winners emerge from first Democratic debates

Clear winners emerge from first Democratic debates

Oliver Fox, Opinions Editor

June 28, 2019

The first Democratic primary debates are in the books, and the field of candidates is so vast that NBC needed two full primetime slots to fit all 20 candidates on a stage in Miami. I’m going to break each debate down individually, then think of them together in the context of their importance, both gener...

Town officials seek to inform community about local politics

Town officials seek to inform community about local politics

Sophia Stewart, Opinions Editor

February 25, 2019

The following interviews were conducted through email with Select Board Chair Neil Wishinsky and Town Meeting member Lauren Bernard. How well do you know your town? Did you know that town governance in Brookline has a distinct political structure that handles issues of critical importance? According to ...

Brookline High School experiences help shape Tito Jackson’s political career

Brookline High School experiences help shape Tito Jackson’s political career

Chloe Barber, Arts Writing Editor

January 28, 2018

In June 1993, a nervous Tito Jackson addressed his senior class upon the graduation stage about all of their bright futures ahead of them. 21 years later, with more confidence, a more experienced Tito Jackson took the stage once again, addressing the 2014 graduating senior class, stressing that they must...

America’s voters cling to polarized priorities

America’s voters cling to polarized priorities

Jason Altshuler, Breaking New and Arts Writing Editor

December 19, 2016

In American politics, both “sides” have their priorities. Both have issues on which they base their votes. And both see the other side’s votes as directly repudiating the values they stand for. For us liberals, it is easy to discount the voters who supported a disrespectful man as intolerant...

Sanders campaign promotes message of fairness

Sanders campaign promotes message of fairness

Nick Lewitt, Contributing Writer

February 2, 2016

Sanders divides the Democratic party, running a rebellious grassroots campaign that began as nothing more than an anti-establishment statement. Now, with more support than he ever expected, Sanders has a stage to spread his message.

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