Manhattan Caucus: Gearing Up to Vote

by Sophia Sakellariou, Senior Writer Welcome to Manhattan Caucus, a biweekly column that provides the Manhattan College community with election news and information as we gear up for the 2020 Presidential Election. To kick off this semester, we’ve started with the basics: voting.   Voting is one of the greatest ways to be politically active and perform your civic duty as an American citizen. However, it is not … Continue reading Manhattan Caucus: Gearing Up to Vote

And Then There Were Three Super Tuesday Wipes Out Half of Remaining Dem. Field

by Rose Brennan & Megan Dreher, Senior Writers  Even before the biggest night of the 2020 presidential primary season took place, some major shake-ups occurred on the moderate wing of the Democratic party. On March 1, former mayor Pete Buttigieg announced he was suspending his campaign after a lackluster performance in the South Carolina primaries. Though he won a narrow victory in Iowa and placed a … Continue reading And Then There Were Three Super Tuesday Wipes Out Half of Remaining Dem. Field

Caucuses v. Primaries: What’s the Difference?

by Rose Brennan & Megan Dreher, Senior Writers The 2020 presidential primary season is just starting to kick off, and primaries and caucuses are the names of the game. Two early events, the Iowa caucus and the New Hampshire primary, are considered pivotal in the primary race and in determining the eventual presidential nominee.  But just what are these pre-election contests? While the overall pre-nominee period is … Continue reading Caucuses v. Primaries: What’s the Difference?

In Unprecedented Move, New York Times Endorses Two Candidates for President

by Rose Brennan & Megan Dreher, Senior Writers For the first time in history, the New York Times formally endorsed two Democratic candidates for the 2020 presidential election on Jan. 19.  And, also for the first time in history, both of the selected candidates were women. Among the still-crowded field of 12 candidates for the Democratic nomination, two candidates in particular caught the eye of the … Continue reading In Unprecedented Move, New York Times Endorses Two Candidates for President

Sen. Cory Booker Exits Race, Seventh Democratic Debate Held in Des Moines

After failing to qualify for the Jan. 14 Democratic Debate in Iowa, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker suspended his presidential campaign on Monday, Jan. 13. In a message to his supporters, Booker wrote, “I’ve chosen to suspend my campaign for now, take care of my wonderful staff, and give you time to consider the other strong choices in the field.” Booker is the second Democratic … Continue reading Sen. Cory Booker Exits Race, Seventh Democratic Debate Held in Des Moines