Over the last few years, the gambling industry in the Northeast has been gradually expanding into new states, creating fierce competition for local gamblers. In Rhode Island, the gambling industry depends on the patronage of out-of-staters. Approximately 52% and 44% of the patrons at Twin River and Newport Grand respectively are residents of Massachusetts, which […]

On a hot July afternoon, Brian Fallon, the Clinton campaign’s national press secretary, made his way to the Rhode Island Democratic Party headquarters. The meeting with state party officials and delegates was supposed to signify the campaign’s transition into general election mode and to appease the delegates in a state that favored Senator Bernie Sanders in […]

Just before midnight, after Monday night’s speeches, delegates for Bernie Sanders rallied in the hallways of the Wells Fargo Center. They chanted, “Bernie beats Trump,” in anticipation of Tuesday’s roll call vote. This is Bruce Jones of Half Moon Bay, California, representing San Mateo County, California. Who are you representing? My district of 50,000 voters […]

Donald Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again!” has been mocked by Republicans and Democrats alike: Ted Cruz sold hats that said “Make Trump Debate Again,” after Trump boycotted the Iowa debates, activists have suggested it may as well be, “Make America White Again,” and comedian David Cross, famous for his role on Arrested Development, ironically […]

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign has sought to portray her as a qualified, steady hand with decades of experience relevant for the nation’s highest office. Her CV lends credence to this narrative, as it is replete with important positions, diplomatic initiatives, and policy proposals. Yet Bernie Sanders is beginning to call into question Clinton’s seemingly sterling […]

The increasing polarization of US politics has made this election season incredibly bizarre. On one side of the presidential campaign is a self-proclaimed Democratic Socialist. On the other is a right-wing populist billionaire. Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, candidates that are more or less political outsiders, leaning the furthest from center, are challenging commonly accepted […]

Snapchat, the four-year-old picture messaging app, is having its moment in the 2016 election cycle. While the app has a solid track record among young people —  the app boasts upwards of 200 million users — its entrance into the political arena is a recent development.  Snapchat has hired political veterans  like Rob Saliterman, a former spokesman for President George W. Bush, and Peter Hamby, a former CNN political reporter, to coordinate its […]