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PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #23: WHO DID IT BETTER? STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS RESPOND TO PANDEMIC, CAUSE CONTROVERSY IN BETWEEN

PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #23: WHO DID IT BETTER? STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENTS RESPOND TO PANDEMIC, CAUSE CONTROVERSY IN BETWEEN

Brendan Burke, Associate Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2020

For this week of Prospector Political Publish, Brendan Burke sat down with right-leaning moderate senior Ben Sell about the handling of the coronavirus outbreak being handled by the state and federal governments. Listen to the podcast here: ...

PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #22: SUPREME COURT RULING ABSURD, MAIL-IN VOTING REQUIRED

PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #22: SUPREME COURT RULING ABSURD, MAIL-IN VOTING REQUIRED

Brendan Burke, Associate Editor-in-Chief

April 19, 2020

Recently, the Supreme Court ruled that the dates of the Wisconsin primary will not be extended amid the COVID-19 outbreak and required many voters to go to their polling places rather than mail-in their ballots. The dates were requested to be extended because the outbreak would give more people a chance...

PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #21: THE PROSPECTOR ENDORSES JOE BIDEN FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION

PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #21: THE PROSPECTOR ENDORSES JOE BIDEN FOR THE DEMOCRATIC NOMINATION

Brendan Burke, Associate Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2020

EDITOR’S NOTE: We understand that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race for the Democratic primary on April 8, but our endorsement for former Vice President Joe Biden still stands due to our beliefs in realistic policy. This editorial appeared in Issue #7 of The Prospector under the title “Realistic policy key for Dem nomina...

PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #20: LEGISLATORS REQUIRE UPDATED ETHICAL STANDARDS

PROSPECTOR POLITICAL PUBLISH WEEK #20: LEGISLATORS REQUIRE UPDATED ETHICAL STANDARDS

Brendan Burke, Copy Editor

April 3, 2020

The novel coronavirus has been the topic of all news in present media and continues to do so as the case numbers rise, the death toll increases and schools remain closed. However, one story that broke close to two weeks ago has fizzled out through the COVID-19 news and must be noticed by the American...

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

(L-R) Democratic presidential hopefuls Former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, Former Vice President Joe Biden, Former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg and Indiana Senator Amy Klobuchar arrive on stage for the ninth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season co-hosted by NBC News, MSNBC, Noticias Telemundo and The Nevada Independent at the Paris Theater in Las Vegas, Nevada, on February 19, 2020. (Photo by Mark RALSTON / AFP) (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images)

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...

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