The Paisano

Voters show up to early voting in flocks

Justice Lovin

November 2, 2016

Every day for the past week, polling places opened their doors to long lines of voters made longer by large flocks of sheep. The sheep were present in small numbers from the first days of early voting and a few even voted in the primaries; however, their numbers have grown dramatically as Election ...

Voters incapable of saying preferred candidates’ names

Casey Luna

November 2, 2016

In a recent survey conducted by VOTE, a student political awareness group, researchers sought to examine the political climate of UTSA. In the study, over 400 students were asked whom they were voting for and why. They discovered that the majority of students claimed to have found a clear candidate to...

I am #WithHer, but not who you’re thinking

Dylan Verdi

August 31, 2016

I want to be excited at the prospect of Hillary Clinton becoming the first woman president of the United States. As a woman and as a feminist, I wish I could feel the thrill of shattering the proverbial glass ceiling. But I can’t. Instead, I think of Berta Cáceres, a Honduran human rights and environmental act...

Choosing the ‘lesser evil’ is voting for a lesser democracy

Choosing the ‘lesser evil’ is voting for a lesser democracy

Alex Birnel

March 29, 2016

  The partisan politics of a presidential election year have many people in a state of unsurprising fervor and mania. Mainstream establishment candidates and populist insurgent candidates have emerged on both the right and left ends of the spectrum. But do the number of candidates and their...

Are presidential debates useful?

Are presidential debates useful?

Justice Lovin

March 29, 2016

  The candidates for the Democratic Party nomination recently agreed to hold at least four more debates before the election. This comes after a number of complaints made by the Bernie Sanders campaign regarding the limited opportunity for debate. Of course, four more debates don’t necessarily...

Leaked video, tax returns still creating controversy for Mitt Romney

September 24, 2012

With the upcoming presidential elections in November, prospects are not looking so promising for Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Following the release of a video from one of Romney's private events earlier this year, a Gallup poll has found that Independents are less likely to vot...