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It’s prediction time! The rules for the game are simple: One person, one vote. The candidate who receives the most votes during the March 6 primary becomes the party nominee, unless they fail to win more than 50 percent of the vote. If no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote, the primary goes to a runoff. Think of this as a sudden-death overtime. The runoff election will be held May 22 between...

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In my time in politics, I have seen lots of interesting things. One of the most interesting things is the people it attracts. It attracts a wide spectrum of people, ranging from those who exemplify virtues to those who exemplify vices. One virtue I always look for in candidates I support, and is mandatory for candidates I work or volunteer for, is integrity. Politics as a field is notorious for lacking this virtue. Integrity is...

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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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For a few hours on Nov. 16, rumors swirled around that Trinity’s department of sociology and anthropology had endorsed the Campus Anti-fascist Network (CAN). CAN is a multi-campus organization of left-wing students, faculty and staff whose mission is to stop the fascist movement through direct action. CAN is a part of the Antifa movement, which is currently under petition on the White House petitioning system “We the People” to be officially listed as a terrorist...

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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...