One Person, One Vote

Dina Rosin (CMC ’20) When America’s  founding fathers declared independence from Great Britain, they wrote that “all men are created equal,” and thus, all deserved a vote. Throughout U.S. history, voter eligibility has gradually expanded. The Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution, passed in 1868, granted equal protection of the law, which allowed for non-white men…

Race, Representation, and Meritocracy: Questions Surrounding the First Female President of Singapore

Jacob Wang (PO ‘21) Singapore has been lauded as the paragon of a multi-racial society where meritocracy prevails and different ethnic groups live in harmony. The three main ethnicities are Chinese, Malay, and Indian, which together account for 74%, 13%, and 9% of the population respectively. However, not all were content as Singapore welcomed its…

Ralph Nader’s “Spoiler” Legacy

Desiree Santos ( SCR ’19) Spoiler: A person who obstructs or prevents an opponent’s success while having no chance of winning a contest themselves. Typically applied to third-party candidates, this term has most recently been associated with Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Dr. Jill Stein in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.…