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Podcast: Inauguration Conversation

Emerald opinion editor Alec Cowan and news reporter Andy Field discuss the inauguration of President Donald Trump, the Women’s March and other related protests. This episode was produced by Franziska Monahan.

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Podcast: Where did they go: the story of the Sanders’ survivors

Alec Cowan takes a look at the Bernie Sanders phenomenon and the aftermath of the primary election to find out where the Bernie Sanders supporters have gone and what they’ve been up to.

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Political podcast: Terrorism talk

Emerald political columnists Zach Moss and Alec Cowan discuss Reza Aslan’s recent visit to the University of Oregon, terrorism and Donald Trump.

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Cowan: The true power of Donald Trump

This past month, the allegedly distant dream of Donald Trump’s candidacy became an undeniable reality as the New York businessman successfully captured the delegate count to secure the Republican nomination. Since its initial arrival, smiling on a shining escalator, the Trump campaign has drawn millions of voters into the roomy …

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Cowan: President Obama’s last hilarious hurrah

President Barack Obama has held many titles over his eight-year tenure: Christian, Muslim, peacekeeper, communist, ‘Obummer’ and Nobel-prize winner just to name a few. As his presidency comes to its waning months and Americans are left to look back on his historic office, one of Obama’s more treasured titles would …

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Podcast: Potty politics

Emerald political columnists Zach Moss and Alec Cowan discuss recent events regarding transgender rights, including North Carolina’s anti-trans bathroom bill, as well as the University of Oregon’s LGBT friendliness ranking.

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Cowan: Hillary Clinton and the flip-flop

As Hillary Clinton comes closer to the Democratic nomination, still contested by a persistent Sen. Bernie Sanders, the heat has turned up. The last debate between Sanders and Clinton was atypical for the duo, as their usually cordial air became more akin to a Republican debate, filled with negative attacks …

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Cowan: Candidate boycotts reveal problems with debates

36 days. There were 36 days between the previous two democratic debates, and for reference, there were only six days between the two debates before April 14th’s showdown. The last Republican debate was on March 10. These dramatic spans of silent time come amidst a growing tension between candidates, but …

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Podcast: the April 26 Primary

Emerald political columnists Zach Moss and Alec Cowan discuss the April 26 primary and their thoughts on what lies ahead for the candidates.

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Cowan: Why #BernieOrBust hurts voters and politicians alike

This election season has brought in diverse political ideologies, drawing in large numbers of voters not just from the two staple parties, but from those who are unaffiliated and independent. Indeed, this season is the season of the often unheard and unrepresented. These voters bring very different expectations, and considering two of the …

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Cowan: Are Trump, Sanders making better parties by dividing them?

Donald Trump is causing a civil war. Defying the odds and political experts alike, Trump has amassed a considerable following and an astounding delegate count throughout his campaign success. What many Republicans thought would be a business blowhard making his latest publicity stunt has turned into a debacle that is …

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