US Politics

US Presidential Primary

This week The Beacon addresses the presidential primary elections in the United States. Although voting doesn’t start until February 1st, we weighed in with Professor Desmond King, and gained student perspectives from Bobby Puckett, Sam Sussman, Brian McGrail, and Varun Menon. Professor Desmond King addresses what distinguishes the U.S. elections from similar elections in the world. Brian, Bobby and Sam shared their thoughts on the democratic nominees, the future of the Democratic Party and the historical context of this election. Finally, Varun gives us an insight into the key issues shaping the campaign. 

Professor King’s full interview is available here, Varun Menon’s full interview is available here. Our intro and outro music is provided by The interlude music is Gymnopédie no. 1, available here