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Presidential primary campaign has been a never-ending circus

Presidential primary campaign has been a never-ending circus
April 6, 2016

At this point, you have undoubtedly seen the results of the Wisconsin primary election from April 5, and there may still be a slow “Bern” glowing in your heart strings, but from where I sit now, in...

Cruz, Kasich struggle to remain relevant in race

Ted Cruz Illustration
March 23, 2016

The drama of the NCAA Basketball Tournament has nothing on the Republican race for presidential candidate. In fact, the race for the Republican Party nominee has been so theatrical that it has caused...

Billionaire playing the Trump card in primary

Donald Trump Illustration
March 23, 2016

Donald Trump is a well-known billionaire, famous for his real estate business, but recently, even more famous for his outrageous statements and controversial stances. He is a bottomless source of media...

Lifelong politician leads in Dem. delegate count

Hillary Clinton Illustration
March 23, 2016

Before her campaign was official, Hillary Clinton was the first clear candidate for the 2016 presidential election. Having already run unsuccessfully in 2008, many people viewed her as the one who would...

Sanders faces long odds on way to White House

Bernie Sanders Illustration
March 23, 2016

The “Feel the Bern” bumper stickers and T-shirts are all over Madison and tell a story. Bernie Sanders, democratic candidate for President of the United States, has struck a nerve with voters who want...

Voting 101: What you need to know this year

Gil Bliss, a volunteer from the League of Women Voters, helps a student register to vote at the Truax Campus.
March 23, 2016

What are your plans for April 5? Hopefully, you will be heading to the polls to cast a vote for the Presidential Preference Primary election. Going to the polls can be a stressful time especially when...

International perspectives

Victor Freiremelgizo, a student from Spain who is now studying at Madison College, was one of four international students to visit with The Clarion about their thoughts of the presidential primary election.
Visiting students have unique view of American politics
March 22, 2016

Within the U.S. borders, the election process can seem like a circus – especially with the current presidential primary, which some are arguing shows that the candidates are clueless and the government...

You need ID to vote

January 20, 2016

If ever there was a scene to inspire you to hit the polls this presidential election, it’s three girls on a stage in red, white and blue dresses singing, “Cowardice; are you serious? Apologies for...

Do your job, vote!

Vote illustration
As citizens, we all share a responsibility to ensure good government
January 19, 2016

President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address is a song of hope, compassion, and a message to motivate our nation that has become so besides itself, so increasingly drowned in fear that two-thirds...

How a primary election, caucus work

March 27, 2012

  How a primary election, caucus work   Lines of people slowly shuffle forward, ready to cast their ballot in a brightly lit room with linoleum floors. Whether it’s a school, community...

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