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Ken Bone’s Notoriety Is Indicative of American Politics

Ken Bone’s Notoriety Is Indicative of American Politics

By Melanie Pineda, Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Ken Bone, like the U.S., slowly developed into one colossal Internet joke with endless amounts of ugly history and, oddly enough, no punch line.

When Issues Have Faces, Clinton Wins

When Issues Have Faces, Clinton Wins

By Akshay Prabhushankar, Deputy Opinion Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Clinton has outlined an ambitious set of goals, but she has faced resistance from voters who feel these issues do not affect them.

Matt Lauer Perpetuates Sexist Double Standard

Matt Lauer Perpetuates Sexist Double Standard

By Blake Waranch, Contributing Writer

September 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Matt Lauer's performance shows that future debate moderators desperately need to hold both candidates to the same standard on stage.

New York Should Host Democratic Debate

New York Should Host Democratic Debate

By WSN Editorial Board

March 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A New York debate between the Democratic nominees is needed — not as a political gift to either candidate, but to give a voice to New Yorkers.

Dignity Needs to Be Restored to the Presidential Campaign

Dignity Needs to Be Restored to the Presidential Campaign

By Connor Borden, Contributing Writer

March 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Voters must remember that ‘presidential’ leaders do not sink to the level of their opponents but rise above the fray to set an example for the rest of the country to follow.

Presidential Debates Favor Squabbles over Substance

Presidential Debates Favor Squabbles over Substance

By Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Only through vigorous and substantive debate can we gain the information necessary to make informed decisions. However, the excessive showmanship in the debates have forced policy discussions to take a back seat as candidates try to throw the best zinger against one another.

NYU Democrats and Politics Society take in debate at viewing party

NYU Democrats and Politics Society take in debate at viewing party

By Daniela Cobos, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under News, University News

NYU students gathered at the Leslie eLab to watch the democratic debate.

NYU reacts to second presidential debate

NYU reacts to second presidential debate

October 17, 2012


Filed under News

In the second of three presidential debates on Tuesday night, President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney faced off in a town-hall-style debate at Hofstra University. Speaking to a crowd of undecided   voters from Nassau County, the two candidates routinely reiterated many of...

LIVE STREAM: Second Presidential Debate – Oct. 16

LIVE STREAM: Second Presidential Debate – Oct. 16

October 16, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List

A week after the first and only vice presidential debate bumped the President back on to a level playing field, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney face off again in the campaign's second presidential debate. Tonight's town-hall style contest will take place at Hofstra University, beginning at 9:00 p.m....

Romney’s ambiguity was biggest flop in presidential debate

Romney’s ambiguity was biggest flop in presidential debate

October 7, 2012


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Following Wednesday’s debate, President Barack Obama seemed to have lost some steam in the race for re-election, with daily tracking polls from Reuters and Gallup showing  former Gov. Mitt Romney gaining ground after the GOP candidate’s strong performance. The president was immediately criticized ...

NYU tunes in to first presidential debate

NYU tunes in to first presidential debate

October 4, 2012


Filed under News

The first debate of the 2012 presidential season was — outside of a few dabbles into the health care debate — focused entirely on the economy. “The question here tonight is not where we’ve been, but where we’re going,” President Obama began in his opening statement, asking America to embrace...

LIVE BLOG: Presidential Debate — Oct. 4

LIVE BLOG: Presidential Debate — Oct. 4

October 3, 2012


Filed under News

The night has finally arrived for the first 2012 presidential debate, in Denver. In a matter of minutes, Americans will be treated to the first totally unscripted glimpse of their presidential candidates. Tonight's importance is hard to overstate, as it will be one of only three times voters will be...