The Vermont Cynic

A brief breakdown of Trump’s persona in the debates

A brief breakdown of Trump’s persona in the debates

Jake Geller

October 27, 2016

What a pity, truly. The lives of all Americans hang in the balance of a real-life reality TV show. Before I say anything, I must make an apology. Sorry Teresa Giudice, flipping a table just isn’t newsworthy anymore. As Trump himself would say, “Sad. What a washed-up loser.” I have a v...

Trump supporters looking to repeal 19th Amendment

Gaetano Martello

October 19, 2016

This election just continues to surprise me. A new trend among Trump supporters has begun, and it is no surprise to me that it happens to be concurrent with Trump’s current series of losses in most polls. According to RealClearPolitics, Trump is losing in every swing state, polls after the ...

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Counterpoint: Clinton trumped Trump in crazy debate

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Counterpoint: Clinton trumped Trump in crazy debate

Gaetano Martello

October 5, 2016

[media-credit name="Kira Bellis" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] No, but let's be serious here. Watching Hillary Clinton be cool, calm and recognizably knowledgeable during the first Presidential debate was a huge source of relief for me personally. My own prediction for the electi...

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Point: Supporting making America great again

Point Counterpoint: An interpretation of last week’s Presidential Debate; Point: Supporting making America great again

October 5, 2016

[media-credit name="Kira Bellis" align="alignnone" width="300"][/media-credit] Although Donald is the master of the universe, and I support him wholeheartedly, by the way, and I did sell him that cocaine he did before the debate, and it was a tremendous amount of cocaine, very beautiful, top ...

Brief “summery” of the 2016 election

Brief “summery” of the 2016 election

Gaetano Martello

September 1, 2016

What a crazy summer U.S. politics has had! It’s impossible for me to cover everything that happened, especially since Donald Trump keeps making news every week, but I’ll try to give a quick rundown on what we missed while on break. As you likely know, former Secretary of State Hillary Cli...

GOP, you played yourself

September 1, 2016

It has been a long-standing notion that in normal election years, the incumbentparty has a favorable chance of retaining the White House if GDP growth has been steady and economic factors, such as job growth and wage growth, have been positive.Let’s throw this out the window. This is no “normal” ...

Voting system is ineffective and out-of-date

August 31, 2016

I accompanied my roommate to vote in the Vermont state primaries Aug. 9. The process of voting was more or less a farce.I wasn’t voting, since I’m registered back home in DC, but I wanted David Zuckerman to win the nomination to be the Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor. He had sponsore...

Response: Agency fees are theft

Joey Brown

May 4, 2016

In response to professor Felicia Kornbluh’s letter published last week: Kornbluh’s assertion that agency fees are used solely for collective bargaining and policy proposal — and, therefore, such coercion is permissible — is an exercise in question-begging. It assumes collective bargaining ...

Saying ‘HillYes’ when voting in election

April 29, 2016

I support Hillary Rodham Clinton as the next president of the United States of America. There. I said it.  At first, I was “feeling the Bern.” I proudly stuck a “Bernie 2016” button on my backpack and signed up for Students Supporting Sanders. But upon careful inspection of both candidates,...

Hillary Clinton just panders to her audience

Hillary Clinton just panders to her audience

April 15, 2016

I am going to jump right to it: Hillary Rodham Clinton is dishonest, untrustworthy and indecisive. She does not deserve a single vote from people who actually care about a candidate’s values and morals.Recently, Clinton condescendingly urged young people to do their own research when questioned ab...

Clinton won’t back down from her principles

April 15, 2016

I support Clinton because of her courage, authenticity and conviction.Time and time again Clinton has stood up for her principles. She voted for the war in Iraq. For years, Clinton stood up against gay marriage. For years, she promoted a “tough on crime” agenda. She also stood up for the rights of po...

Proof that Trump is under fire

Proof that Trump is under fire

Kate Lipman

April 13, 2016

Apparently, there have been reports Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame may be removed because repeated attempts to vandalize it. There have been instances of people peeing on it, spray-painting words like “racist” on it and there was even an instance where a dog relieved ...

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