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The Indonesian Election Reveals a Lack of Moderation

The Indonesian Election Reveals a Lack of Moderation

May 19, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

As in the United States or France, the recent election in Indonesia says a lot about the country’s current political direction. At one point, Indonesia may have been the model for how faith can co-exist with democracy — shining light of religious tolerance and ethnic inclusion of the Muslim worldRead More

Thawing the New Cold war

February 3, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Vladimir Putin is no angel, no democrat, no moderate, and no sophisticate.  Action shots of the shirtless sixty-five-year-old, intended to inspire admiration for a gallant man by ordinary Russians, don’t inspire me. His repression of political opposition, his anti-LGBT crusade, and other effects of his revival of Russian Orthodoxy easilyRead More

Inauguration Viewing Deemed a Success

January 27, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Students, faculty, and other members of the Choate community took the opportunity offered by the special schedule to watch the inauguration of President Donald Trump P’00 last Friday, January 20. The school broadcasted the inauguration at various designated locations — the Student Activities Center, the Lanphier Center Café, and GetzRead More

School Creates Special Schedule for Presidential Inauguration Viewing

January 20, 2017 at 6:00 am 0 comments

For the Inauguration of President Donald Trump P’00 today, H block and conference period have been eliminated from the class schedule, and an almost two-hour midday break from classes has been added. The altered schedule is meant to allow students time to view screenings of the event and participate inRead 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

To Fix Our Flaws, We Must Reform the Electoral College

December 15, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Despite winning by millions in the popular vote, Hillary Clinton is likely to be defeated by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. This is because the election is actually decided by the Electoral College, a system that gives each state a certain number of representatives called electors that willRead 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

An American Tragedy: Why I’m Crying Over Clinton

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

I have a confession to make; I have yet to watch Hillary Clinton’s concession speech, and I don’t think I will be able to anytime soon. I know, or can guess, what she said, having read excerpts here and there. Love and accept one another; thank you for supporting me;Read More

We Have Become Our Worst Selves Post-Election

November 18, 2016 at 6:00 am 0 comments

Wednesday, September 9. The day the dining hall became the battleground of the School. On that day, Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, and our own campus could not have been more visibly lurid and torn. Somehow even students with allegiance to the same candidate found groundRead More