The Paisano

Municipal, mayoral & midterm elections matter

Editorial staff

January 25, 2017

The 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton was long and ugly. Many Americans are now feeling weary of politics and relieved the election is over – this is understandable. This November, only 55 percent of the voting age population cast ballots. This measure of turnout is the ...

Inauguration attendance: First Amendment rights and fights

Samuel De Leon

January 25, 2017

Democrats exercised their First Amendment rights through the boycotting of Donald Trump’s inauguration this past week. Sixty-six Democrats publicly spoke out against Donald Trump’s comments describing Representative John Lewis as a man of “no action.” In an NBC interview one week before Trump...

Commentary: Third parties are not the problem

Riley Metcalfe

November 16, 2016

On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Hillary Clinton failed in her presidency bid, and as is tradition, the Democratic Party's supporters, leadership, and media surrogates are searching for anything and anyone to blame. They've chosen a familiar target: third parties. In 2000, the story goes, Green Party candidate...

Trump’s trip to Mexico raises eyebrows

Madison Chilton

September 20, 2016

According to a June poll, only 2 percent of Mexican citizens have a favorable view of Donald Trump, and, in light of some of the comments Trump has made throughout his campaign, this statistic likely comes as no surprise. “They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime,” roared Trump as he announce...