The Far-Right Won’t Prevail in Spain

Spain’s governing Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) have won the country’s third election in four years on April 27, 2019, but are short of a majority. Voter turnout was 75.8%, the highest for several years and 9% more than the previous election in 2016. This election reflected the familiar European model: the new surge of a far-right party (in Spain’s case it is called Vox), no party with enough seats in Parliament to form a government on its own, and increasing polarization that is ripping the country apart. However, this came with a distinctly Spanish twist.

Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Plan

Last Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Bernie Sanders released the newest version of his “Medicare for all” plan, which would establish a federally funded, single-payer system where the government taxes its citizens to finance healthcare for everyone in the United States. This latest version of the plan does not have many significant differences to previous ones, except that this version is backed by many of Sanders’s rivals for the Democratic 2020 presidential nomination.

Failure After Trump-Kim Summit

Fiorella Beccaglia   Opinion Editor The United States and North Korea offered conflicting accounts and traded blame on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, after the second summit meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong-un ended abruptly without any agreement on nuclear disarmament Read More …

Trump and Kim Jong-un Meet Again

Fiorella Beccaglia   Opinion Editor President Trump arrived in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, to discuss denuclearization with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, capping off months of threats and weapons tests. After the two leaders met in Read More …

What Will Happen to Roe v. Wade?

Fiorella Beccaglia   Opinion Editor There is a lot of talk that the new Supreme Court, with two justices appointed by President Trump, might overturn the landmark case of Roe v. Wade. Supporters of abortion rights are rightfully nervous, but they Read More …

Club Spotlight: Student Government

Fiorella Beccaglia   A&E Editor The Student Government Association (SGA) is a student-led organization that acts as an organized voice for all students at Eastern Connecticut State University. The organization provides members with the opportunity to develop skills in democratic procedures. Read More …