Wednesday, December 7, 2016 - 6:23pm

President-elect Donald Trump’s rhetoric outflanked the Democrats in one crucial aspect this year: the idea of populism. Populism, the movement of the masses against the elite and powerful, has typically been utilized by Democrats in recent years to decry Wall Street and the “1 percent.” But in an election in which the Democratic candidate was a symbol of the establishment and ruling class, the Republican Party was able to steal the anti-elite rhetoric from its political rivals.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 7:00pm

As the transition to a Trump presidency takes shape, one of the most uncertain issues is climate change. In October, I wrote a piece exploring Trump’s position on climate change and the prominence the issue warranted in the election. Well, the issue was hardly mentioned in any of the three debates, and we still do not know for certain what our next president plans to do regarding climate change.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 7:16pm

There's a disconnect in the United States: Donald Trump was the least-liked candidate in U.S. history and 62 percent of voters view him as unqualified. Regardless of all of this, Trump won. The shock Democrats — including myself — feel comes from not knowing, not talking to and not listening to people with opinions different from theirs. If we can't understand where the other side comes from, we can't push forward as a united country — we’ll just polarize ourselves even more.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:22pm

Facing worsening polls, Donald Trump has brought the issue of voter fraud to the forefront of American political debate. He claims that because of voter fraud, the election is being rigged against him. It’s important to note where these claims come from; Trump is advocating for voter ID laws, a legislative monster that the Republican Party has been building up for years.