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The spring of every year is marked by two things: the arrival of the Masters and the beginning of primary elections. The United States is a two-party political system; Republicans and Democrats who battle it out every year in November to decide who gets to represent us. The primary election is how the members of each party decide who represents their ideas and opinions the best and should, therefore, represent their party in the general...

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The San Antonio City Council rang in the new year by raising the age required to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21. I was personally very disappointed by the decision, but not surprised at all. San Antonio, after the past years’ local elections, has a very progressive city council. San Antonio has eight progressives on the city council and only two conservatives. San Antonio’s mayor Ron Nirenberg is a self-styled progressive, whom many of Trinity’s...

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The past year was interesting to say the least. Protests, legislative failures and successes, elections, scandals, increased corruption of the objectivity of the news media and political institutions, and an increase in constitutional illiteracy. 2017 was a year of successes and failures for both political parties in the United States. In terms of legislation, the majority Republican party succeeded, after it finally got out of its own way. 2017 began with the swearing in of...

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As 2017 comes to an end, we once again find ourselves further more invested in our precious technology than anything else. We find ourselves asking again and again who is really in charge, the machines or us. Then our phone buzzes, and our hands shoot to the phone like a wild west gunslinger only to find another pointless facebook notification that someone you have never met has liked a page you should never have liked....

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The political realm of Texas was shocked this past week when Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced that he would not be running for re-election for House seat 121, a seat he has held since 2005. He had faced a number of challengers from the right but was never seriously close to being upset.  He always managed to win over 60 percent of the vote in the primary. Due, in part, to his relationship...

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As college kids, we don’t know much, but as a result of the Trinity experience, we become informed on a plethora of issues. I know that I came to Trinity in order to get a political science degree and to be a productive member of the American Conservative Movement. But, in the process I have learned about far more things than just American domestic politics:  I have become informed on the history of East Asia,...

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At a small school like Trinity, it is easy, and sometimes even fun, to attack the institutions on campus for not being as large, well-funded or putatively prestigious as institutions on larger campuses. It is part of our campus culture to mock most things on our own campus. Everything from Mabee to Residential Life to Admissions to student-run organizations on campus play an integral role in the “˜Trinity experience’ that Danny Anderson and Sheryl Tynes...

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Many families have the same worries when they go to visit their first-year student “” that their child has been brainwashed by the progressive professors, students and environment. They fear that their child has rejected the path on which they have been raised on and instead have turned from God and are debating on whether to be a Trotskyist or a Stalinist or that their student is on the local anti-fascist chapter hit list. While...