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Tag: Politics

World Reaction to the 2016 Presidential Election

With the U.S. 2016 presidential election coming to a close, it is interesting to take a look at what other countries are making of what is probably the most controversial election in American history. While millions of Americans were watching this election play out, the rest of the globe watched Read More

Talking Heads: Climate Change

“Talking Heads” is an ongoing dialogue among campus political groups that serves as an open forum for discussing major national issues. All political groups are welcome to participate in a respectful manner that is representative of their party’s platform. If you represent a political group that would like to participate Read More

Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald Resigns

The Maryland delegation rejoices: Howard County Sheriff James Fitzgerald (D-MD) has resigned. WBAL reported on October 12  that Fitzgerald was relinquishing his position after the “I-Team obtained an internal report that detailed a hostile work environment, retaliatory firings and more.” The internal report was from the Howard County Office of Read More

Widening the Gap: The Final 2016 Presidential Debate

On Wednesday October 19, the final debate of the 2016 presidential election took place at the University of Nevada.  The St. Mary’s chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha, the National Political Science Honor Society, hosted its viewing session of the debate in Cole Cinema.  Beginning an hour prior to the actual Read More

40 Years of Leonard Peltier: Innocent Scapegoat or Murderer?

In 1977, Leonard Peltier, a Native American, was convicted of murdering two American FBI agents at the Jumping Bull compound on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota.  This year, 2016, marks the 40th year Peltier has been in prison, and many still believe that he is innocent. Some claim Read More

Nitze Scholar Discusses Social Media, Internet Influence in Politics

The internet has radically changed modern life in ways unimagined even a couple of years ago. Over the last few months, the world has witness these radical changes in the form of revolution and social upheaval. As a response to the recent uprisings in the Middle East, many have began to explore the role of social medial in the political sphere and how these cultures have use it for the advancement of their political agendas.