Emmett Eldred

Class of 2017


  • Post-Mortem

    Though Democrats have a lot to mourn from the 2016 election, they notched a small electoral victory last week. The race: a special election to fill a vacated State Senate seat in Delaware. Though small in stature, the e...

    Forum | March 6, 2017
  • New DNC chair pick sticks with status quo

    Democrats made the first important decision about the future of their party since the 2016 election by selecting former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new Chairman last Saturday, Feb. 25. It’s possible that all the hype surrounding ...

    Forum | February 27, 2017
  • CMU proves student campaigning matters

    Thanks to the dumpster fire that the 2016 election turned out to be, it can be hard to find anything positive to write about. Here in Pennsylvania, the Democratic Party dropped the ball big time, squandering a comfortable lead over Donald Trump in a state that turned out to be pivotal to his electoral victory, and losing a winnable and key Senate race and several vulnerable Republican Congressiona...

    Forum | February 20, 2017
  • Democrats share blame in 2016 election results

    Where were you when you realized that Donald Trump was going to be the next President of the United States? Were you at home? At a watch party? Did you go to sleep early, confident in Hillary Clinton’s victory only to realize the next morning that nightmares don’t just happen in your dreams? I don’t think I’ll ever forget updating fivethirtyeight.com every 15 seconds and just watching Clinton’s wi...

    Forum | February 13, 2017
  • Bannon is prejudiced, unfit for Security Council

    Last week, President Donald Trump added his controversial chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to the Principals Committee of the National Security Council, the main advisory body within the White House that helps to plan and execute the president’s foreign policy....

    Forum | February 6, 2017