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Catching up on the race for the presidency

Catching up on the race for the presidency

Zella Lezak, Managing Online Editor

December 1, 2019

With the presidential elections just around the corner and the primary elections approaching fast, it is time for America (and even some Urban students) to decide who they want to be the next President of the United States. With a Republican primary including 4 candidates and a crowded Democratic primary...

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Congressional communications director discusses room for bipartisanship in the House of Representatives

Eli Gordon, Managing Editor

February 27, 2019

After eight years in the minority, Democrats took control of the U.S. House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, flipping 39 seats. They now control 235 out of the 435 total voting seats. Calling the victory “a new day in America,” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi declared that a Democratic-cont...

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Midterm Madness V: What’s Next?

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018

What 2018 tells us about the Democrats’ 2020 strategy The conversation about the Democrats’ strategy to take on Trump in 2020 is centered on two types of swing states: the rust belt and the sun belt. Rust belt swing states (Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa) are more tra...

Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

Midterm Madness Part IV: What Happened

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

December 20, 2018

Democrats took the House and Republicans held the Senate, but so much more happened on Nov. 6. When the blue wave crashed down, the fundamental balance of power in dozens of states was shifted in ways that will affect us for years to come. But first things first: what exactly happened? Democrats ...

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Midterm Madness Part III: What to Watch

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

November 1, 2018

What in God’s name is ARGENT? With Part III of this series comes my forecasting model for House, Senate and Gubernatorial elections: ARGENT. Created by me and named in honor of 538 founder Nate Silver, ARGENT uses publicly available political data to determine the “redness” or “blueness” o...

Midterm Madness Part II: What to Know

Midterm Madness Part II: What to Know

Kian Nassre, Web Editor

October 25, 2018

Will the House of Representatives flip on Nov. 6? Are Democrats doomed in the Senate? In Part II of Midterm Madness, I will explain the various political battlegrounds of 2018 from a macroscopic view. To do this, I will go into why the Democrats are not guaranteed to take the House from Republican contr...

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