Articles by: Zachary Lee Toillion

Cruz, Clinton win Iowa Caucus

Cruz, Clinton win Iowa Caucus

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 7:59 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion As snow envelops the state of Iowa, the end of a long campaign is now over. Emerging victorious in the first presidential contest are Sec. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Ted Cruz. History was made in a number of ways. Republicans broke records for turnout, seeing a 50Read More

Who might drop out?

Who might drop out?

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 7:21 pm 0 comments

By Zach Toillion The question “Who will drop out?” is usually one of the biggest questions that comes after the Iowa caucuses. Throughout 2015, most have expected a slew of candidates to have dropped out from the crowded 20+ candidate field. An the Republican side, Sen. Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Gov.Read More

Bloomberg run could shape up race

Bloomberg run could shape up race

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 7:11 pm 0 comments

By Zach Toillion One of the nation’s most prominent former mayors has indicated he is interested in running for President. In leaked conversations Michael Bloomberg has stated that he’d be willing to spend up to a billion dollars for a hypothetical Presidential bid. Those close to Bloomberg state he’d beRead More

Can Sanders secure the Democratic nomination?

Can Sanders secure the Democratic nomination?

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 6:33 pm 0 comments

By  Zach Toillion The race for the Democratic nomination in the early voting states has shifted significantly since the race began. In Iowa, the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton will almost certainly be closer than the Republican contest, barring a large shakeup. Hillary Clinton has maintained a leadRead More

Surrogate Season

Surrogate Season

Politics, Power & Politics February 2, 2016 at 5:57 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion As has become customary in large nationally significant elections, surrogates have come to play a major role of attracting would be voters to official campaign events. On the Democratic side Hillary Clinton has brought in husband former President Bill Clinton as well as daughter Chelsea to campaignRead More

A primary preview

A primary preview

Politics, Power & Politics January 19, 2016 at 6:19 pm 1 comment

By Zachary Toillion In order to understand the 2016 primaries, we have to start with where it all beings. Iowa voters tend to reward candidates that cater to the base of their political parties. Republicans typically back the more conservative viable candidate in the field, while Democrats typically back theRead More

Power & Politics: The 2016 Election Thus Far

Power & Politics: The 2016 Election Thus Far

Power & Politics December 22, 2015 at 7:04 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion In 2012 and 2013 Chris Christie and Marco Rubio looked like the candidates to beat. Governor Christie led nearly all primary polls at this time and was beating Clinton in head to head matches. Through 2014 Christie and Rubio remained near the top, but were joined byRead More

How ISIS gets its recruits

How ISIS gets its recruits

International News, Power & Politics November 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Recruits are lured in by a narrative ISIS has carefully crafted. Social media, including Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, are used to connect with potential jihadis and send out its propaganda. ISIS is also adept at communicating through encrypted messages that are sent through mobile applications like Kik,Read More

Terror in Paris

Terror in Paris

International News November 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion On Friday, November 13, a series of six terrorist attacks rocked Paris around 9 p.m. After hours of confusion and horror, 132 were killed, 349 injured with 96 in critical condition. It was the deadliest attack to hit France since World War II. The attack had severalRead More

Power and politics: New information on Kunduz bombing released

Power and politics: New information on Kunduz bombing released

Power & Politics November 14, 2015 at 3:23 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion New information about the bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan has been released. The report released by investigators with Doctors Without Borders has found that the bombing of the hospital went on for an hour with the hospital calling NATO during the strikeRead More