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The Democratic party needs 'Never Trump conservatives'

The Democratic party needs ‘Never Trump conservatives’

A strong alliance between the two is long overdue
Ben Falcon, Opinion Columnist March 23, 2021

As with history, politics has a tendency to repeat itself if trendlines persist long enough. In the 1990s, it was the Blue Dogs who felt out of place in their party that began searching for a new home....

Carmen Mercado leaves Alamo Stadium after voting as poll worker Amy Riggle, class of ‘09, waits outside. Photo credit: Kate Nuelle

Students contend with uncertainty of election

Dana Nichols November 5, 2020

photo by Kate Nuelle Days after election day, students of all political backgrounds are still anxiously waiting for updates on presidential election voting results. "I’d always imagined, four years...

Photo credit: Ren Rader

The Ghosts of GOP Future

Ben Falcon September 10, 2020

illustration by Ren Rader I’m sure you’ve heard that this is the "most important election of our lifetime." It’s an old cliché often thrown around by politicians and activists on both sides....

Photo credit: Andrea Nebhut

Conflict with Iran raises concern over safety

Neha Kumar January 23, 2020

Illustration by Andrea NebhutThe assassination of Iranian top general Qasem Soleimani has propelled a broader debate internationally on the West’s role in Iran, the impact of this action on Iranian...

Photo credit: Ren Rader

The Kurdish policy change weakens the U.S. internationally

Ben Falcon October 23, 2019

Illustration by Ren RaderLast week, the president unilaterally chose to abruptly reverse U.S. foreign policy by withdrawing our forces from northern Syria, where the United States had been supporting its...

Reusables Photo credit: Julia Weis

How to be your best eco-friendly self

Julia Weis September 5, 2018

The truth is inevitable: Climate change is destroying our planet.The human race is causing massive destruction to the Earth, resulting in rising sea levels, the destruction of rainforests, air and water...

Ezra Klein focused his lecture on a quote from Julia Azari, a political science professor at Marquette University who writes for Vox: “The defining characteristic of our moment is that parties are weak while partisanship is strong.” photo by Chloe Sonnier, staff photographer

Ezra Klein visits Trinity

Kaylie King November 15, 2017

The Stieren Theatre overflowed with people and excitement on Nov. 13 as students, faculty and alumni filed into their seats to listen to Ezra Klein speak as the annual Maverick lecturer. Klein is a journalist...

Ted Koppel, a broadcast journalist and the founder of ABC’s “Nightline,” spoke in Laurie Auditorium of the importance of truth and fact-checking in news and of the current political climate in media. photo by Amani Canada

Ted Koppel emphasizes the importance of objective journalism

Kendra Derrig November 2, 2017

Journalist Ted Koppel boasts an impressive career, covering conflicts from Southeast Asia to the hostage crisis in Iran. Founder of "Nightline," Koppel anchored and managed the revolutionary nightly...

One year of Trump. Graphic by Andrea Nebhut

One year of Trump

Cathy Terrace November 1, 2017

As the one year anniversary of President Trump's election rolls around, students reflect on the new administration following the surprising upset against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. "My...

Trinity professor organizes conference to address Iran

Cathy Terrace October 24, 2017

In response to Trump's refusal to re-certify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a deal between the United States and Iran over nuclear weapons, Trinity hosted a conference over the role Iran...

Senior Cristian Vargas is one of the McNair scholars on campus. He describes the program as one of the most influential aspects of his time at Trinity. photo by Chloe Sonnier

Trinity McNair Scholars react to Trump’s budget proposal

Kaylie King October 10, 2017

Earlier this year, Trump's proposed education budget called for a decrease in spending for several programs, among them the McNair Scholars Program. The McNair Scholars Program is targeted towards students...

photo by Amani Canada

DACA Dreamers’ realities

Micaela Hoffman September 13, 2017

As a follow up to my article last week, where I interviewed a DACA recipient in San Antonio, this week I take a deeper look into what and why this is something pertinent to the Trinity community. The...

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