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Hillary Clinton and the Narrowing Democratic Field

By Alex Goldstein Published November 11, 2015

Over the past few weeks, Hillary Clinton has strengthened her claim to the Democratic nomination. Following Vice President Biden's decision not to run for president and Clinton's strong performances at the first Democratic Debate and the Benghazi hearing she has continued to separate herself from Senator Bernie Sanders as the most likely Democratic candidate.


The Far Right's Attack on Planned Parenthood

By Alex Goldstein Published October 22, 2015

Since President Obama took office in 2009, the far right of the Republican Party has grown increasingly powerful and unwilling to compromise. Their recent attacks on Planned Parenthood and threats to shut down the government reveal a party that has grown out of touch with the fundamental realities of American politics.


Politics as Usual in the Gun Control Debate

By Alex Goldstein Published November 9, 2014

Despite the prevalence of gun violence in American culture, efforts to reform gun control policy have been largely subsumed by electoral politics at the federal level.


Strides Continue in the Fight for Marriage Equality

By Alex Goldstein Published October 21, 2014

Over the past couple of days, gay-rights activists and supporters of marriage equality have made great progress throughout the United States.