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2016 Election Observer: Matthew Hall

first_imgEditor’s Note: Throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, The Observer will sit down with Notre Dame experts to break down the election and its importance to students. In this sixth installment, News writer Rachel O’Grady asks professor of political science and director of graduate studies Matthew Hall about the consequences of the results of the Nevada caucus and the upcoming Super Tuesday primaries.  Rachel O’Grady: Trump just pretty handily won Nevada, and this is his third win in a row. What does this mean for the Republican Party? Can Trump secure the nomination?Matthew Hall: I’d say it means two things for the Republican Party. First, the anger and frustration the party’s base feels toward the party elites has [been] reaching an unprecedented boiling point, and the voters are rejecting their leadership’s direction. Second, if Trump succeeds, it may mean a fundamental redefinition of the party’s stance on issues such as trade, taxes and foreign policy. Can Trump win? Of course he CAN win. Technically you or I CAN win — the votes haven’t been cast yet, and anything could happen if this election goes to a brokered convention. Will he win? There’s no way to tell for sure, and if this election has taught us anything, it’s that experts can’t predict what is going to happen.ROG: Super Tuesday is this coming Tuesday. What should we be looking for? How much does it matter?MH: Ordinarily, Super Tuesday favors candidates who can compete on a large scale. Unlike the early states, in which retails politics can propel an unknown candidate into the spotlight, on the Super Tuesday the advantage goes to candidates with name recognition, media attention and money. That means it should be even easier for Trump to win big. The real questions: Can Rubio or Cruz win any state at all — other than Cruz winning Texas? If not, Trump appears to be unstoppable.ROG: Looking more at the Democrats, Sanders beat Clinton significantly on young women 18 – 24 years old. What does this mean for either one of their campaigns? Will this hurt Clinton long term?MH: I doubt Clinton’s lack of support among young voters — or specifically, young women — will hurt her if she secures the nomination. I’d wager that most of these young voters will support Clinton in a general election. The critical questions moving forward are: 1. whether young people turn out to vote in large numbers and 2. whether younger Hispanic and African American voters continue to move toward Sanders. If either or both of those things happen, Clinton may have a difficult time securing the nomination.ROG: In your research and opinion, what do you think will be the most important issue in the general election?MH: I think it largely depends on world events, which I cannot predict. What happens in Syria. What happens on the stock market. Usually, events drive the discussion more than anything else, so I can’t predict what the discussion of issues will look like. If it’s Trump vs. Clinton, I would expect little focus on issues at all. Instead, I’d expect a campaign of insults, posturing and scandals.ROG: Taking it back to college campuses, particularly here at ND, primaries in many of our home states are coming up. What is something we, as college students, should be paying particular attention to?MH: Everyone should be figuring out right now where and how they can vote. Can you register here in Indiana? Can you vote absentee back home? Our current politics look the way they do because young people don’t participate. If every college student who talked about the election on soil media actually voted, we would get wildly different outcomes. Tags: 2016 Election Observer, Clinton, Matthew Hall, Nevada caucuses, Sanders, Super Tuesday, Trumplast_img read more

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Euan Morton Will Lead National Tour of Hedwig

first_img Star Files View Comments Euan Morton Come on, Sugar Daddy, bring it home! Tony and Olivier Award nominee Euan Morton will headline the national tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, beginning November 29 at the Civic Theatre in San Diego. In addition, Hannah Corneau will take on the role of Yitzhak. Following the engagement in San Diego, the Hedwig tour will continue to play major cities across North America through July 2017 with Morton and Corneau.Morton earned Tony and Olivier nominations for his performance as Boy George in Taboo. He’s also appeared on the New York stage in Cyrano de Bergerac, Sondheim on Sondheim and Atomic. Corneau is making her Broadway national touring debut.Featuring a book by original star John Cameron Mitchell and a score by Stephen Trask, the touring production of Hedwig will also feature the members of Hedwig’s band “The Angry Inch”—aka “Tits of Clay”—including music director Justin Craig (guitar and keyboards), Matt Duncan (bass), Tim Mislock (guitar) and Peter Yanowitz (drums), all of whom originated their roles on Broadway. Rounding out the company are Mason Alexander Park, Shannon Conley, Dylan Fusillo and Matt Katz-Bohen.Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Darren Criss and Tony winner Lena Hall kicked off the national tour of Hedwig, reprising their Broadway performances as the titular transgender rocker and Yitzhak, respectively, at San Francisco’s SHN Golden Gate Theatre on October 2, where it’ll run through October 30. The show will then move to the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in L.A. from November 1 through November 27, starring Criss and Hall, before Morton and Corneau take over the roles.Directed by Michael Mayer, Hedwig and the Angry Inch tells the story of a fictional rock ‘n’ roll band, fronted by Hedwig, a transgender woman from communist East Berlin. Between rock songs, Hedwig regales the audience with both humorous and painful stories about her life, including her botched sex change operation. Trask’s score features “Tear Me Down,” “Wig in a Box,” “Wicked Little Town,” “The Origin of Love,” “Angry Inch” and more.The 2014 Broadway revival of Hedwig ran for over 500 performances and won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Over the course of its run, the role of Hedwig was also played by Neil Patrick Harris, who won the Best Actor in a Musical Tony Award for his performance, Andrew Rannells, Michael C. Hall, Darren Criss, Taye Diggs and creator Mitchell. Euan Mortonlast_img read more

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