Articles by: Liza Mackeen-Shapiro '18

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February 24, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

On February 8, in what has become an all too common occurrence, President Donald Trump P ’00 unleashed an angry message from his Twitter account. However, instead of being about typical targets such as The New York Times and CNN, the tweet focused on the retailer Nordstrom’s recent decision toRead More

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Spicer Sets Precedent of Dishonesty

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Only two weeks into its first term in the White House, and the Trump administration is already swamped in controversy and criticism.  Aside from the President himself, no other employee has attracted more scrutiny over the past 14 days than Sean Spicer. A former communications director and chief strategist ofRead More

Eight Years Later: Thanks, Obama

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

At 12:00 p.m. today, Donald Trump, Choate P ’00, will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Barack Obama’s time as president will officially be over. Implications surrounding a Trump presidency aside, the loss of Obama is a tragedy of its own. Throughout his eight yearsRead More

Please, Somebody Take Away His Twitter Account

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

It has been approximately a month since Donald Trump won the presidential election. His transition so far has been characterized by the same recklessness, inexperience, and general chaos that defined his campaign. If Trump’s actions as president-elect indicate how he will behave as president, then the United States is inRead More

Dealing With Grief and This Election

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Last Tuesday night, when I found out that Donald Trump had defeated Hillary Clinton, I cried. I cried for the future of our nation — for the integrity of our democratic institutions, for the safety of our country’s oppressed, and for our reputation in the international community.  I cried inRead More

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Violence Has No Place in Our Nation’s Political Pantheon

October 28, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

The 2016 presidential race has been one of the most polarized and tense elections in American history. Distressingly, this tension has permeated the nation’s climate and set off politically charged acts of violence. One such incident occurred recently in Hillsborough, North Carolina. On October 16, the Republican Party Orange CountyRead More

Republican Leaders: Put Country, Morality Over Party Loyalty

October 21, 2016 at 6:00 am 1 comment

The election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is more than a competition between Democrats and Republicans — it is between order and chaos, democracy and tyranny, and decency and bigotry. Trump’s candidacy poses a unique threat to American society. His campaign is based on racism, sexism, and woeful inexperience,Read More

Why Every Woman Deserves the Right to Choose

October 14, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

​The issue of abortion has long been at the forefront of global political discourse. For years, people have been divided into the categories of “pro-life” and “pro-choice.” While pro-lifers believe that abortion should be prohibited at all costs, pro-choicers think that it should be free and legal. Ultimately, being pro-choiceRead More

Lying, Sexism, and Man-terrupting in the Debate

October 7, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Donald Trump has proved himself unfit for the office of the presidency innumerable times throughout the 2016 campaign season, and his most damning performance yet was the first presidential debate. In the short span of ninety minutes, Trump managed to further cement his reputation as a blustering demagogue, compulsive liar,Read More