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The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

The University of Vermont's Independent Voice Since 1883

The Vermont Cynic

Signs point to the polling place for potential voters Nov. 3.

UVM students wait anxiously for 2020 presidential election results

Sabine Foerg and Paige Fisher November 10, 2020

As vote counts for the Presidential Election continued to trickle in following Election Day, UVM students anxiously waited, reflecting on the tumultuous weeks leading up to it and what’s next to come. Although...

Sen. Bernie Sanders takes the stage in Essex Junction, March 3, 2020.

The sights and sounds of homecoming for Vermont’s presidential candidate

Irene Choi, Cynic News Reporter March 6, 2020

ESSEX JUNCTION—On a rainy Super Tuesday, thousands of people stood for hours in Essex Junction, Vermont, watching live results on the big screen as presidential primaries across the country were called. All...

Structural change must come from political revolution

Structural change must come from political revolution

Mills Sparkman February 13, 2020

When Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced her candidacy for president last year, I was thrilled to support her. Now I’m not so sure. Warren was a fresh face to many, myself included. She is...

When party loyalty is unconstituted

When party loyalty is unconstituted

Emily Johnston February 5, 2020

With President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial under way, it is clear that some in Congress are willing to stay loyal to their political party, even if doing so is against the Constitution. Take a...

There is no primary candidate in the 2020 primaries

There is no primary candidate in the 2020 primaries

Henry Mitchell October 25, 2019

Trying to follow along with politics doesn’t mean we know what we’re doing. Listen, I’m sure that Democrats have the primary all figured out with their candidate assured to win with a clean track...

We shouldn’t put our faith in Warren

We shouldn’t put our faith in Warren

Sophie Oehler October 18, 2019

“Elizabeth says ‘hi!’” is the caption underneath a photo of my parents smiling widely, arms wrapped around a blue cardigan-clad Senator Elizabeth Warren. I like Warren. I like her policies about...

In 2020, we can’t lose sight of the fight for the Senate

In 2020, we can’t lose sight of the fight for the Senate

Chris Harrell August 31, 2019

This summer’s political headlines have been filled with drama from the run up to the Democratic primary. Sen. Bernie Sanders did this, former Vice President Joe Biden said that,  Sen. Elizabeth Warren...

Reform criminal justice and legalize

Reform criminal justice and legalize

Chris Harrell April 26, 2019

Cannabis is all the rage in  Washington, D.C., right now. Politicians, especially Democrats, are increasingly jumping on the “legalize cannabis” bandwagon. Out of the top Democrats leading the polls...

We need higher standards in 2020

We need higher standards in 2020

Staff Editorial April 10, 2019

Although we’re still on year three of President Donald Trump’s term, everyone seems to be looking at the Democratic Party for what their next step is in the 2020 race. And until very recently, former...

Charisma isn’t a presidential qualifier, Beto

Charisma isn’t a presidential qualifier, Beto

Ari Kotler March 28, 2019

It’s 2019: climate change, poverty and white nationalists are coming to kill us. Time is running out. Who will save us? For some, it’s Beto O’Rourke. If you’ve never heard of him, here’s the...

For 2020, we need to care about policy

For 2020, we need to care about policy

Ari Kotler February 28, 2019

The Democratic primary is more than a year away, but news outlets have already begun asking: who will you vote for in 2020? Voters’ choice will have profound consequences, but with upwards of 15 candidates...

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards

As 2020 comes, hold candidates to higher standards

Emily Johnston February 7, 2019

In the era of #MeToo, it’s not easy to forgive someone who has tolerated  sexual misconduct. Ever since Jan. 2, when I read about several of Bernie Sanders’ staffers being accused of sexual harassment...

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