“Markets Will Crash” Not a Protestation of Innocence, Hurts Trump’s Image

Donald Trump has developed a reputation for standing up for himself, which has earned him tremendous support among a pro-populist, right-wing base.  He epitomizes the brash, snarky bravado that has arisen in our reality TV culture, where everyone insists upon being "real" and "not fake." In 2016, he upset the political establishment by exuding authenticity, … Continue reading “Markets Will Crash” Not a Protestation of Innocence, Hurts Trump’s Image

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Donald Trump’s presidency: How it has been a success thus far

On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America. In only 19 months of office, the success of the Trump administration thus far has been truly remarkable. In this article, two categories will be analyzed: the economy and domestic policy.  We're going to objectively … Continue reading Donald Trump’s presidency: How it has been a success thus far

Another Trump Problem: The NFL

Tuesday, August 21st, was an extraordinary day for the Trump Presidency. The President's former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws, and Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, was convicted on tax and bank fraud charges. You would think that President Trump has enough problems to deal with, and that maybe … Continue reading Another Trump Problem: The NFL

OPINION: Venezuela, Columbia, and Ecuador- The Challenges of Immigration

Thousands looking for a better life are stranded at the border. They are unwanted by the country to which they are traveling, and unable to live in the country from which they are leaving. While this may sound like the US border with Mexico, such is the state of the Ecuadorian border with Columbia. To … Continue reading OPINION: Venezuela, Columbia, and Ecuador- The Challenges of Immigration

President Trump to Rescind Signature Obama-Era Environmental Policies

In the latest of his Obama policy reversals, President Trump and the Environmental Protection Agency will cut the “Clean Power Plan”, and replace it with a more coal-friendly plan, thus, making good on his repeated promise to revitalize the coal industry. The new plan will empower the states to regulate emissions of over 300 U.S. … Continue reading President Trump to Rescind Signature Obama-Era Environmental Policies

OPINION: Trump Plan to Strip Security Clearances Smacks of Pettiness

Supporters of President Trump often explain that they like his confrontational style, insisting that the man is simply standing up for himself.  As opposed to past commanders-in-chief who largely ignored criticism and administration leaks, Trump has become widely known for lashing out publicly.  While Trump's vocal retorts definitely prove that he is no shrinking violet, … Continue reading OPINION: Trump Plan to Strip Security Clearances Smacks of Pettiness

Corruption & the Democratic Tea Party Moment

Heading into the midterm elections, the Democratic Party’s leadership announced that fighting corruption will be a central issue in their campaign. This is due to the fact that their base and independent/moderate rural voters care about this issue. The Democrats need the support of both sides if they want to make meaningful gains this November. … Continue reading Corruption & the Democratic Tea Party Moment

Contentious Kris Kobach claims Kansas GOP primary

Nearly a week after voters in Kansas went to the polls for its primary election, the GOP race for governor has been resolved. Tuesday night, incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer officially conceded the primary to Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach after results left the race too close to call. As of Tuesday night, Colyer trailed … Continue reading Contentious Kris Kobach claims Kansas GOP primary

Omarosa Manigault Newman reveals secretly taped conversations amid media blitz

Former Trump aide and reality television contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman hit the talk show circuit to discuss details over her termination from the White House. The media storm started on “Meet the Press,” where she revealed a recorded conversation that detailed her firing by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly last December, a conversation … Continue reading Omarosa Manigault Newman reveals secretly taped conversations amid media blitz

What’s Not In The Latest National Defense Authorization Act

While the latest National Defense Authorization Act contains a pay raise for the military, funding for jets and warships as well as nearly $70 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations fund, there are some glaring omissions in the defense policy bill. Among which being the saving grace for Chinese tech giant ZTE which was banned … Continue reading What’s Not In The Latest National Defense Authorization Act