Democrats take the floor for first debate

By: Regina Wright ~Staff Writer~ The first Democratic Presidential debate kicked off on Oct. 13, in Las Vegas. Five candidates — former Sen. Jim Webb, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and former Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee — tried to impress the national audience while also distinguishing themselves and their platforms. Free public college, higher taxes for the wealthy, paid family leave, the Black Lives Matter Movement and climate change were some of the many topics discussed by the candidates. Several of the questions surrounded Hillary Clinton and her time as … Continue reading Democrats take the floor for first debate

Democratic Party: Be more democratic

In a speech given to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) in Minneapolis in August, former Maryland Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley attacked the party leadership for designing a “rigged” primary process. O’Malley’s criticism was specifically levied at the small number of debates the DNC announced it would allow, even going so far as to accuse the party of doing little more than facilitating Hillary Clinton’s “coronation.” From an outsider’s perspective, O’Malley’s point makes a lot of sense. The Democratic presidential field is surprisingly small, especially given that the incumbent is ineligible for reelection, the Republicans have more than … Continue reading Democratic Party: Be more democratic