The Waiting Game

60 electoral votes. As of now, on Thursday afternoon, all but 60 electoral votes have been determined in the 2020 Presidential Election. The Guardian’s tally has Biden at 264, just 6 votes shy of securing the presidency, and Trump at 214, a


Swarthmore Community Pushes to Get Out the vote

Despite Swarthmore’s widely-held reputation as a college committed to democratic engagement, more than half of Swarthmore students did not exercise their civic right to vote in the 2016 and 2018 elections. Seeking to rectify this shortcoming and placing a high value on

America First, or America Only?

At the dawn of this new decade, the American electorate stands poised to select the next President, a decision that will affect not just the U.S but the entire world. The world, however, seems of little interest to U.S. voters. While hot-button

Mike Bloomberg Should Drop Out of the Race

On Tuesday morning, Feb.11, leaked audio surfaced of presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg’s remarks at a 2015 event, in which he makes aggressively racist comments and defends his support of “stop-and-frisk”. In this piece, I will detail the context of these revelations, explain

Iowa Shouldn’t Vote First

Caucus-goers in Iowa participated in the first nominating contest of the 2020 Democratic primary on Monday. A caucus is a party meeting where voters gather to discuss the candidates. Voters don’t fill out a traditional ballot; instead, voters with the same preferred


Iran and 2020: What Does Peace Mean?

From the assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani to increased U.S. sanctions on Iran, tensions between the U.S. and Iran are becoming more and more volatile. Foreign policy always carries considerable weight in each election cycle, but is normally treated as completely

The New York Times Was Right to Endorse Two Candidates

On Jan. 19, the New York Times endorsed two Democratic candidates for president: Senators Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. The Times editorial made the case that Warren and Klobuchar are the best representatives of the progressive and moderate wings of the Democratic

Schultz Candidacy Might Prevent a Trump Defeat

Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, recently announced in a 60 Minutes interview that he is “seriously considering” running for president as an independent in 2020. While we should hope that the field of candidates running against Donald Trump is large,