The Vermont Cynic

Voting system is ineffective and out-of-date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...

The U.S. must update voting system

The U.S. must update voting system

April 27, 2016

There’s an old saying: “Americans will cross an ocean to spread democ- racy, but they won’t cross the street to vote.”That might be because our voting system has become outdated. I’m not even talking about the electoral college here, but the actual process of casting a ballot. Numerous count...

Don’t shame women voting for men

Don’t shame women voting for men

March 2, 2016

Many people have told me that wanting to vote for Bernie Sanders is just a phase. They cite different reasons: I’m a college student, I’m young, I live in Vermont. But the reason that makes me the angriest is the one I hear most often: I’m a woman.I identify as a feminist and want to see all ...

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Hypocrisy among youth vote

Bex Adams

March 1, 2016

College students love to root for candidates, plaster bumper stickers on their laptops and bash whichever candidate they deem most likely to cause the world to end, but registering to vote and voting are getting more rare in our generation. I bought a shirt with Bernie Sanders’ face on it before I...

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

Ariana Arden

February 11, 2016

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 ...

Your voice can make a difference

February 3, 2016

Voting: A simple act that has the potential to change the political landscape of our country.This is especially true during the current election cycle.Though it’s only January, this race is already shaping up to be one for the history books.When the headlines are dominated by Donald Trump’s late...

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