2016 Presidential Election

With the inauguration of President Trump drawing near, highlighting the role of facts in the countless upcoming policy debates is crucial. The press has traditionally parsed truth from fiction in presenting their findings to the American people. It is often ...

Count me among the voters who were deeply dismayed by the outcome of the presidential election. While Trump’s shortcomings have been thoroughly documented, Hillary Clinton and President Obama were right to say that we should all hope he succeeds as ...

Last Thursday, as Americans sat down for the sacrosanct day of gluttony that is Thanksgiving, many election-related wounds were undoubtedly re-opened. While your post-election blues may have been limited to engaging in a heated shouting fest with your grandfather over ...

Every time I read an op-ed in The New York Times by an outspoken liberal, or a piece in The Wall Street Journal by an equally indignant right-winger, I’m struck by the mercilessness with which they treat their rivals. The ...

No, the system is not rigged. And no, the Electoral College should not go. This brilliantly crafted system enshrined in our Constitution has created more economic prosperity than any other in history. This system that has elected numerous Democrats and Republicans ...

“If liberals are so f***ing smart, how come they lose so goddamn always?” —Will McAvoy, Newsroom In the wake of Tuesday’s shocking election results, I have seen countless reactions from Emory’s student body. Students have cheered, cried, posted long-winded Facebook ...

This month’s debate was written by Barkley Forum members Goizueta Business School junior Harry Stone and College sophomore Tiffany Haas.  Debates Have Little Impact: Despite the high entertainment value and ample material for Saturday Night Live skits, the presidential debates ...

Reading a previously published Wheel editorial excoriating the estimable Justice Scalia and his judicial philosophy, I realized that some Emory students might not entirely understand the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia and his “originalist” approach. To view the late, great ...
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Watching this election cycle unfold has been like watching a boxing match. No, seriously. Did you pay close attention to the CNN debate advertisements? They were like promotions for a title fight. The debates themselves, moreover, were like actual boxing ...