The Paisano

Sanders versus Warren, fight!

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Isabella Briseño, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2020

Among most progressive voters, two Democratic presidential primary candidates appear as their prime choices: Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. The two senators are often conflated by voters who only spot the difference in gender. Despite what pictures the two candidates may try to paint of themselves...

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

What impeachment could mean for Democrats, and America

Alex Hanks, Co Opinion Editor

January 21, 2020

The disunity in the U.S.’s political arena is increasing — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has officially sent the articles of impeachment to the Senate, and the Senate has sworn an oath to be fair jurors. This administration has been nothing short of mobbish. Trump’s attorney, Rudy Giulani, and oth...

Julián Castro is not the front-runner and he knows it

Julián Castro opening his #PeopleFirst rally.

Rudy Sanchez

April 16, 2019

Last week, former San Antonio mayor and current Democratic presidential nominee, Julián Castro, held a campaign rally in Hemisfair park in response to President Donald Trump’s San Antonio fundraiser held earlier that day. At the rally, Castro drew cheers from his supporters when he scorned the president’s...

Something is rotten in the state of the union

Something is rotten in the state of the union

Rudy Sanchez

February 13, 2019

In his second State of the Union Address, President Donald Trump claimed his agenda was neither Republican nor Democratic; instead, it was “the agenda of the American people.” Trump’s unifying tone eventually turned sour with fear-mongering tactics of partisan hackery; the kind of banal rhetoric one...

State of the (dis)union

Trump's State of the Union address. Creative Commons

Rudy Sanchez

February 7, 2018

Fact checkers across the country were prepping their fingers as President Trump took the podium during his first State of the Union Address on Tuesday. With that said, it’s hard to say if President Trump’s address left the Union in a better place. People hoped Trump’s address would uplift legislators...

Democrats are not trying to trump the president

Editorial staff

February 8, 2017

The unprecedented refusal of Republicans in Congress to consider, or even meet with, Merrick Garland, Obama’s pick for the Supreme Court, was followed by the Democrats’ lack of objection of Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court. A bevy of similar submissions have been displayed...

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...