Tag: politics

Political Science professors weigh in on the current state of US politics

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu Political science professors Elizabeth Bennion and Steven Gerencser recently shared their thoughts on the current state of American politics, including the 2020 Democratic primary. Many people might agree that our nation has never been as divided as it is today. According to Gerencser, this is because Republicans and Democrats

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IUSB hosts St. Joseph County Sheriff debate

By: CARTER DEJONG Staff Writer Cadejong@iu.edu On Wednesday, Sept. 27, IU South Bend hosted the St. Joe County Sheriff debate between Bill Redman (D) and Paul Jonas (R). The debate was sponsored by the League of Women Voters, the IUSB Political Science Club and the American Democracy Project (ADP). The moderator of the debate was

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A Short Guide to the Nov. 6 Elections Part 2

By: CARTER DEJONG AND BREDAN MCDANIEL Staff Writer Office Name: City Council Representative, District H (4 years) Office Summary: The City Council is responsible for creating and executing any local laws, ordinances or other legislative duties. The District H representative will be one of nine members contributing their voice to the Council.   Candidate Name:

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Upcoming events for the American Democracy Project

By: Carter DeJong Staff Writer cadejong@iu.edu The American Democracy Project (ADP) has many events planned for the coming months with the midterm elections. Elizabeth Bennion, a political science professor at IU South Bend has been running the project since 2004. The ADP encourages people from all areas of the political spectrum to take part in

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Salisbury’s Take: An insider’s view of the political process

By: STEPHEN M. SALISBURY Columnist I’m running for office this election cycle. I’ll not tell you where or for what position because this is not a campaign ad. However, I do approve of this message! The position I am running for is an extremely low-stakes office in an extremely small town. In fact, the town

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The good, the bad and the downright ugly: Remember to play nice when talking politics

By: CHRISTINA CLARK Staff Writer clark66@umail.iu.edu It’s time for another divisive round of politics in the United States of America. The 2016 presidential election has started off with a bang with the caucus in Iowa showing a very different outcome than was initially expected. While the mud has gone flying between the top candidates—and it

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Mr. Smith had a hard time in Washington (so let’s see about how he does in South Bend)

By: CHRISTINA CLARK Columnist South Bend has had a few ups and down in the roller coaster of governmental representation over the past year. There have been people to be absolutely proud of and others that remind us that what we do online really translates to our real lives. Regardless of situation, both the good

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Fight against proposed marriage ban comes to IU South Bend campus

By: CECELIA ROEDER Design Editor Gay marriage and related legislature have dominated the headlines recently, with judges in Utah and Oklahoma recently striking down laws prohibiting same-sex marriages. In Virginia, the state attorney general recently dropped support for the current ban on same-sex marriage, saying “I cannot and will not defend a law that violates

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