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Mail-In Voting Isn’t the Solution You Hope It Is

September 2, 2020

Many states have turned to mail-in voting amid the pandemic, but it invites a higher risk of voter disenfranchisement than it aims to prevent.

Up-close shot of Bernie Sanders smiling in glasses and a white collar shirt

FCLC Students Respond to Bernie’s Lasting Political Impact

May 13, 2020

Despite the future appearing bleak, I do not believe that we should give up.

The Rev. Father McShane, S.J., seen with Michael Bloomberg during the Class of 2009 Commencement. McShane reportedly had a conversation with California Representative Juan Vargas, highly praising Mr. Bloomberg when he was running for president.

Uncovering Fordham’s History With Bloomberg

March 10, 2020

Juan Vargas told The Financial Times that he endorsed Bloomberg after having a conversation with Fordham University President Rev. Joseph M. McShane, S.J.

They say you should never ask a woman her age, but what about a politician?

For the President and Hopefuls, Age Is More Than Just a Number

October 30, 2019

At 78 years old, Bernie Sanders has been endlessly campaigning through the states over the last few months. At such an old age, it’s a miracle that Sanders is able to keep up with the physical trials of the campaign trail.

Senator Kamala Harris (left) and Mayor Pete Buttigieg (right) have both suffered in the polls as of late.

‘Summer Slumps’ Plague Buttigieg and Harris

October 2, 2019

Both Harris and Buttigieg started remarkably strong out of the gate during the winter and spring of 2019. Yet as the temperatures outside started to heat up, their campaign momentum started to cool down.

For the first time, Fordham administration encourages students to vote.

Office of Government Relations Encourage Student Voting

September 18, 2019

the Office of Government Relations (OGR) sent an email to the entire Fordham community encouraging them to vote in upcoming elections and providing detailed instructions about how to register.

Fake Polls, Real Money

Fake Polls, Real Money

August 25, 2019

If President Trump cannot believe that the polls that show him in a negative light are at all accurate, his solution seems to be to create his own poll, which is rigged for him to win.

Climate change is becoming a bigger threat as politicians continue to sideline the issue.

Dear 2020 Presidential Candidates, We Have to Talk About the Planet

April 30, 2019

Climate change is the only issue that should matter in the 2020 election. And, though science is not politics, we have allowed our politics to come before science. This must stop.

Robby Mook visited Fordham University earlier this year.

Robby Mook and the Future of American Politics

April 30, 2019

Democrats are less than a year out from the heart of the 2020 primary election, and many left-leaning voters are somewhat confused about how we will get there. With an intimidating number of candidates in the field, and new ones seemingly announcing every day, the state of the primary already feels intimidating and exhausting.

A latte is going to have to happen to make him president.

Schultz 2020: Tall Order, Grande Problem

February 19, 2019

Former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz shocked the U.S. political world with his recently expressed interest in running for president in 2020 as a “centrist Independent.” He argues that the two-party system is irreparably broken, pointing to both the damage Trump has caused to the country while in office as well as his fear that the Democratic Party may be moving too far to the left.