The Vermont Cynic

Democrats caused this government shutdown

James Simpson

February 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion

The recent government shutdown was a Democrat-led stunt that prioritized the interests of illegal immigrants over the interests of American citizens. Senate Democrats filibustered the proposed government funding bill — which contained nothing they objected to — because it lacked protections for Deferred Action for Childho...

Liberalism’s true legacy

January 19, 2017

Filed under Opinion

We now know that fake news, real Russians and dank memes are all to blame for Clinton losing the election. It has absolutely nothing to do with the Democrats failing to provide a compelling message other than “She’s not Trump.” We should attribute Clinton’s failure in the presidential race to a lack...

Bernie Sanders attends Democratic rally on campus

Brandon Arcari

October 25, 2016

Filed under Campus, News, Vermont

Senator Bernie Sanders drew crowds at a rally for the Democratic candidate for governor. Sanders came to show his support for Sue Minter, former secretary of transportation, in her race for governor. Minter is running with former state senator David Zuckerman as her lieutenant governor. While the rally started at noon, doors ...

Leftist fallacies: corporate influence on public policy

Joey Brown

April 14, 2016

Filed under Opinion

Without immediately diving into the merits of Georgia’s bygone, Indiana-style religious freedom bill, there is something intellectually deceptive about the Left’s position on corporate influence on public policy. On the one hand, dozens of Bernie Sanders supporters, in their #democracyspring movement — alludin...

Sanders fans: if Clinton makes it, don’t back down

Ariana Arden

February 11, 2016

Filed under Opinion

I would like to make a statement that may shock our liberal readers: Hillary Clinton isn’t the devil. Yeah, we’re all “feeling the Bern,” but we have to face the fact that there’s a possibility Sanders won’t win the Democratic nomination. It’s obviously too soon to tell who will pull ahead, but I ...

Point Counterpoint: Trump, Carson and a ton of fools Counterpoint: They are not the only ones

Kate Lipman

December 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The 2016 Presidential race has been very interesting so far, particularly on the Republican side with so many candidates this time around. In terms of the argument of my counterpart, I have to disagree on a few of his points. All of the candidates except for Trump, Fiorina and Carson, are politicians, with more experience than Bara...

Point: Republican candidates unqualified

Gaetano Martello

December 10, 2015

Filed under Opinion

The 2016 U.S. presidential race has been different from many in the past. One of the most interesting things to witness is the amount of Republican candidates who genuinely believe they’re qualified for the job. What has captured my attention this cycle is how the standards for being the lead candidate, specifically in the Republican party, are drastically diffe rent from those required by the...

Party predictions for 2016

November 11, 2014

Filed under Opinion

Last week, the Republican Party took complete control of Capitol Hill.Additionally, the blue governors’ seats in Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois were taken by conservative candidates.Simply put, the GOP crushed the Democratic Party in a manner reminiscent of the Democratic pulverizing President Bush in 2006.While it would...

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