By Evan Vann | 3/13/17 In southwestern Colorado, people are less defined by their party than by their experiences and beliefs. I really came to understand this when talking to a military veteran, libertarian, and Trump voter on the subject of Bernie Sanders. He was obviously not a fan, but did admit that he agreed with Sanders’ stance on pharmaceuticals. He opined that …
By Evan Vann | 3/13/17 Our new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ nomination met with extreme controversy, namely because of her intense advocacy of charter schools. Her status as a billionaire, along with her awful track-record of heinous attempts to privatize Michigan’s public school system, has prompted many to label her as an enemy of public schooling, a title that …
As entertaining as the political happenings in American can be, it is easy to forget that the Red vs. Blue game has real implications. While politics has devolved into little more than reality TV, quite literally in the case of Trump, it contains something that shows like The Apprentice never have: reality. Sure, we might get the occasional statistic regarding …
By Evan Vann | 12/29/16
For Trump supporters, this election was more than a triumph of an idol: it symbolized fringe, right-wing politics breaking into the mainstream. For Democrats, some believe it has popped a political bubble lived in rather comfortably for years.
By Evan Vann | 12/8/16
Support for the Libertarian Party is support for a far-right economic agenda that would be disastrous for low-income Americans.
By Evan Vann | 11/13/16
With the advantage of hindsight, we can now better understand that the victory of Trump had to do with two things: the embrace of populism from the Republican party and the Democrats’ rejection of it. It wasn’t third party voters, or Russia, or other propagated reasons. Simply, the Democratic Party is unfit to lead.
By Evan Vann | 10/30/16
Moderate liberals tend assume that, based on overlapping platform regarding minor partisan issues, the Green Party and the Democratic Party are somehow friendly. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. As much as Democrats would like to believe that corruption, cronyism, and corporatism is isolated to Republicans and the right, the Democratic party’s state is just as bad, if not worse, than the Republican Party’s.
By Evan Vann | 10/3/16
If anyone has read my column, my opposition to Bennet and Clinton is no secret. It is in my opinion that they are two of many Democratic Party politicians who have traded the well being of working and middle class Coloradans for campaign contributions from predatory industries.
By Evan Vann | 9/13/16
As the curtains close on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, despite perhaps one of the most powerful insurgent campaigns in the history of American politics, the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders is officially over.
By Evan Vann | 6/19/16
It seems apparent that the establishment has tried everything to stop Bernie, largely by funneling money toward his democratic rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. For corporate America, the stakes were too high for a real progressive to be elected.
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