The Sundial

The Clinton legacy: the good, the bad, the weird and all of the above

Bill Clinton and Hilary Clinton at a ceremony.

Ryan Mancini

October 13, 2015

The first debate among the five [as of this writing] Democratic presidential candidates is slowly creeping closer. As the American people wait to see the former secretary of state, New York senator and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton [HRC] stand on stage with Vermont senator Bernie Sanders, in the...

How I learned to quit worrying and love the Trump

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William Pond

September 24, 2015

Politics is fucked, man. This single sentence, more than anything else, has permeated the attitudes of the millennial generation. We have grown up in a world of political scandals, extremism and levels of political polarization so vast that approval ratings for Congress sit at 14%. There is a lack...

Roll up! Roll up! The political circus is here to stay

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Sergio Monreal

September 22, 2015

It seems that the days of high political debate have long passed. To say that modern politics and political discourse have been degraded to a circus is a massive understatement. The Republican Party, which once produced such great presidents as Abraham Lincoln and Dwight D. Eisenhower, now seems to...

Election 2016: the messy catastrophe

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Ryan Mancini

September 18, 2015

Welcome to the second GOP debate, sloppy and painful. I was surprised to make it out alive. This debate symbolized a cresting high as the craziness commenced, until it met its undeniable climax evoking God, presidential code names and Ronald Reagan. The 11 candidates stood before Reagan's iteration...

Agonies of summer bring vague hope for fall

Illustration by Julienne Shih / Illustrator

Ryan Mancini

August 24, 2015

That feeling of summer as that free, revitalizing time of the year where the temperature slowly rises and all things are possible has reached its final days, its nauseous end. We left off last semester by witnessing a crushing defeat where nearly 5,000 students voted between the two student-run parties in Associated Students that either did or did not include s...

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