Lauren Kelly

Class of 2020


  • More Democrats join 2020 race

    Despite Democratic candidates dropping like flies, the field is not dwindling any time soon. Last week, Deval Patrick, former Governor of Massachusetts, announced his campaign for President and filed for the New Hampshire primary. Rumors have it that Michael Bloomberg, billionaire businessman and former Mayor of New York City, is [also strongly considering a run for President](

    Forum | November 18, 2019
  • Facebook advertisements prioritize profits over ethics

    To Mark Zuckerberg, false political ads are freedom of expression. This belief is completely driven by his desire to maximize Facebook’s profits. This is more than unethical; it is damaging to our democracy because more than 40 percent of Americans consume their news through Facebook.

    Forum | November 11, 2019
  • SCOTUS' docket implications

    When most people think of politics, they think about Congress and the President, instead of the nine individuals that sit on the Supreme Court. Members of Congress and Presidents can lose reelection, but justices on the Supreme Court serve a lifetime. During the Kavanaugh hearing, many Americans saw him unfit to serve on the nation’s highest court given his history of sexual assault and his poor t...

    Forum | October 14, 2019
  • Inquiry for a POTUS impeachment begins

    Living through the Trump Administration has been exhausting, the past three years feeling like three decades. We have found ourselves wondering if each political scandal would be the scandal.

    On Sept. 24, Speaker Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. He is now the fourth President of the United States to face impeachment.

    Forum | October 7, 2019
  • Washington D.C.’s unspoken problem in Capitol Hill

    Capitol Hill has a problem. No, it is not Donald Trump. It is not extreme partisanship, either. Jobs and internships on Capitol Hill are highly sought after, yet not many people can actually afford these opportunities.

    Forum | September 30, 2019