Tagged - Politics

In defense of the two party system

It is a fallacy to look at a system flexing and adapting to current political trends, and demand its complete upending — especially when the system isn’t being used to the fullest extent.

Amid whistleblower case, Mark Zaid enjoys Mel Weekend

Zaid, a 1989 UR grad who works as a national security attorney, may have just signed onto one of the biggest cases in his career.

Hong Kong and Chinese students’ associations explore Hong Kong crisis

The Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA) and Chinese Students’ Association (CSA) provided an environment for opposing perspectives this past Friday,…

Media freedom, justice, and the lack thereof in Kazakhstan

On Tuesday, March 19, 78-year-old Nursultan Abishevich Nazarbayev abruptly announced his resignation after 30 years as president of Kazakhstan. It…

Research Rochester: Cohavi investigates peer validation via social media

Half the participants — the “inclusion” group — got many likes. The other half — the “ostracism” group — received very few. In this way, Cohavi and Gearinger simulated peer validation as their experimental variable.

Steele urges political involvement at Mel Weekend

Steele told students there are tools and mechanisms to use at their disposal to “move us from where we are to where you want us to be.”

Republican congressional candidate shares platform with UR

Maxwell also has four goals if elected into office: grow our economy, fix healthcare, lower the national debt, and eliminate any corruption in Washington.  

After Slaughter’s passing, local female leaders discuss careers in politics

When discussing their inspirations for taking a step into politics, some of panelists acknowledged the long legacy of female leadership in Monroe County. Mayor Warren alluded to the fact that the city has a history of being “progressive” and “forward thinking.”

Republicans are people too

As a card-carrying liberal on a left-leaning campus amid the increasingly dominant (or at least dominantly vocal) left-wing atmosphere that has come to define college culture across much of the United States, I have a confession to make: I kind of like Rand Paul.

Punxsutawney Phil gives State of the Forest address

From Bernie Loonders to Sean Parrotty, reactions were strong to President Punxsutawney Phil's State of the Forest Address.