Loathe him or hate him, Trump has been voted out of office, despite his insistence that the election was rigged. I don’t know about most of the Kenyon population, but I’m stoked. I haven’t had serotonin levels this high since… well… who knows? To keep the happy chemicals coming, I’ve curated a playlist dedicated to bidding you-know-who an enthusiastic “good riddance!” I may have questionable music taste, at best, but the following songs are standouts as far as emulating the feeling of euphoria upon realizing we’ll be kicking him out of the White House in a few short months.Continue reading
On Topic: Midterm Elections – Midterm elections were yesterday, and everybody is still discussing the results. Starting next year, the GOP will have control of all of Congress. Continue reading
Good morning! Here’s what you missed over the weekend:
The Lead Story: A year after the Boston marathon bombing, many survivors are trying to make meaning of their experience without being defined by it. The New York Times talks to a pair of brothers whose lives were transformed by the event and details the challenges they’ve endured since the attack.
After The Jump: SNL mocks CNN, Afghanistan contemplates a runoff, the Masters has a new winner, dumb things on Twitter, a tragic shooting in Kansas City, and a media take on Game of Thrones.
Throughout the day, The Thrill will provide updates on yesterday’s elections, including local and statewide issues. The results so far:
- Senate Bill 5, a highly controversial measure to limit collective bargaining rights, has been defeated. This is national news, as the referendum on the bill is seen as a bellwether for Democratic prospects in next year’s elections.
- Issue 3, another measure related to a national Democratic initiative, was also on the ballot yesterday. An Ohio constitutional amendment to preserve the freedom of Ohioans to choose their own healthcare, proposed in opposition to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009, has passed. The Columbus Dispatch interprets this as Ohioans “voicing their displeasure with the federal health-care law,” but the Dispatch also notes that the amendment is merely symbolic because federal law supersedes state law.
- Another Ohio amendment which dealt with age limits for elected judges, among other unexciting judicial things, has failed. A great blow for octogenarian justices’ rights.
If you’re registered locally, make sure you get on down to the Gambier Community Center sometime before 7:30 tonight to vote. On the ballot are two tax levies that will affect Mount Vernon schools and the local fire department, three ballot questions (official information on which can be found here) and elections for exciting offices such as Mayor of Gambier (Kenyon professor emeritus Kirk Emmert is running unopposed), village council members and Mount Vernon school board members.
Vote! Gambier Community Center, until 7:30 p.m. Shuttles run from Peirce between 5:00 and 7:00.