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PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #19: THE POSSIBILITY OF A FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT

PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #19: THE POSSIBILITY OF A FEMALE VICE PRESIDENT

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

March 20, 2020

After Sunday night’s Democratic debate hosted by CNN and Univision in front of no audience, one of the biggest reveals of the night was when former Vice President Joe Biden announced that his running mate would be a female.   This debate was the smallest one of the entire primary season...

Prospector Political Publish Week #18: Voter turnout essential for accurate election despite Coronavirus fears

Prospector Political Publish Week #18: Voter turnout essential for accurate election despite Coronavirus fears

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

March 11, 2020

Amid the COVID-19 concerns that have taken over the world and our community, it seems that the last thing on the minds of Illinoisans is the upcoming primary on March 17. However, the 2020 election is one of the most historic, vital ones ever, and I continue to urge voters to safely execute their constit...

Prospector Political Publish Week #17: Biden’s Super Tuesday performance reestablishes front runner status

Prospector Political Publish Week #17: Biden’s Super Tuesday performance reestablishes front runner status

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

March 11, 2020

Editor's Note: An error occurred as we were switching over to a new website so this post was deleted from its original upload date on Friday, March 6. For this week of Prospector Political Publish, I sat down with right-leaning moderate senior Ben Sell to discuss the Super Tuesday results and the resurg...

Prospector Political Publish Week #16: Is Sanders electable?

Prospector Political Publish Week #16: Is Sanders electable?

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

March 1, 2020

For this week of Prospector Political Publish, I sat down with right-leaning moderate senior Ben Sell and discussed the 2020 election with the rise of Bernie Sanders. The link to the podcast can be found below! https://anchor.fm/knightmedia/episodes/The-Biggest-Question-of-All-Is-Sanders-Electable-eb5p...

Prospector Political Publish Week #15: Analysis of Bloomberg debate

Prospector Political Publish Week #15: Analysis of Bloomberg debate

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

February 24, 2020

One thing the Democrats have not lacked on this election is debates. Once a monthly occurrence, Americans everywhere seem to be tuning in to politicians fighting over their policies every other week as the primaries and caucuses approach us. This past Wednesday, six Democrats faced off in Las Vegas for ...

Prospector Political Publish Week #14: Taxation without representation and the 51st state

Prospector Political Publish Week #14: Taxation without representation and the 51st state

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

February 13, 2020

Yes, the headline of this story is awfully confusing because it is basic knowledge that America has 50 states and one star for each state on their flag. However, Democrats in the House of Representatives have taken action this week in order to change the flag and add an additional state to the Unio...

Prospector Political Publish Week #13: A discussion on historic political week

Prospector Political Publish Week #13: A discussion on historic political week

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

February 9, 2020

For this week of Prospector Political Publish, I sat down with right-leaning moderate senior Ben Sell and discussed the Iowa caucuses, the State of the Union address, the acquittal of President Donald Trump and the upcoming Democratic primaries. You will find the first Prospector Political Podcast be...

Prospector Political Publish Week #12: Democratic primary approaching big events

Prospector Political Publish Week #12: Democratic primary approaching big events

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

January 31, 2020

Although it may seem as though the Democratic primary has been going on forever, the biggest moments of the entire race are among us as the Iowa caucus will occur on Feb. 3. Democrats that have been running campaigns for the past year have been all over Iowa in the recent weeks giving speeches a...

Prospector Political Publish Week #11: Bloomberg's Unconventional Approach Yields Early Momentum Gains

Prospector Political Publish Week #11: Bloomberg's Unconventional Approach Yields Early Momentum Gains

Rick Lytle, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 26, 2020

On Nov. 24, 2019, Former New York City Mayor and Businessman Michael Bloomberg officially started his 2020 campaign for President. Just two days later, this article from a Washington Post columnist effectively captured the thoughts of many voters: what the heck was he thinking? No legitimate candidate had filed to start their campaign since Tom S...

Prospector Political Publish Week #10: An analysis of last Democratic debate before Iowa caucus

Prospector Political Publish Week #10: An analysis of last Democratic debate before Iowa caucus

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

January 19, 2020

This Tuesday, CNN and the Des Moines Register hosted the seventh Democratic debate before the Iowa caucus on Feb. 3. Not only was this the smallest debate stage with only six candidates taking the stage, it was the last time the front runners had a chance to have a shining moment before the importance of the Iowa caucus sets in.  This debate was the best one of the entire campaign trail due to th...

Prospector Political Publish Week #9: Soleimani death poses possibility of new war

Prospector Political Publish Week #9: Soleimani death poses possibility of new war

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

January 10, 2020

Any teenager that has gone onto Instagram or TikTok during the first week of this new decade is already well aware of a new viral meme: World War III. This trend started after the media was informed of the airstrike orchestrated by President Donald Trump on top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani near an airport in Baghdad, Iraq on Jan. 3.  Another World War is not going to formulate after the events, but after Iran fired over a doze...

Prospector Political Publish Week #8: Impeachment dominates politics, requires finale

Prospector Political Publish Week #8: Impeachment dominates politics, requires finale

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

December 12, 2019

UPDATE: Both articles of impeachment were approved by the House. This does NOT mean that President Donald Trump has been impeached; it just means that the two articles will be moving to the House for full vote sometime next week. Sept. 24 was a day that no one had expected to have such a drast...

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