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The Rise of Pete Buttigieg

The Rise of Pete Buttigieg

Madison Barr

April 24, 2019

Since Donald Trump's apparent success as a "government-outsider" in his 2016 campaign, it's no wonder there are a few oddballs in the 2020 campaign roster thus far, heading into next year without having ever held a government position. Among these "oddballs" is a rising favorite, Pete Buttigieg. In...

A closer look at the State of the Union

A closer look at the State of the Union

Madison Barr

February 18, 2019

When Donald Trump gives a speech, it is way more than likely to be fact checked. So when Trump's postponed State of the Union finally happened this past Tuesday, multiple articles regarding the speech included fact checks. The State of the Union itself covered multitudinous topics including an attempt...

Strong words, short letter

Strong words, short letter

Madison Barr

January 17, 2019

Currently the United States creeps closer and closer to its fifth week in a government shutdown all thanks to President Trump's demand of $5.7 billion which would go towards funding his flimsy, nonsensical wall. In a letter written this Wednesday, Jan. 16, Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, addressed...

Manafort the Miscreant

Manafort the Miscreant

Madison Barr

November 28, 2018

Former Trump campaign henchman Paul Manafort is most well-known for his August 2017 criminal charges. Five counts of tax fraud, two of bank fraud, one of failing to disclose a hidden foreign bank account, and two counts of conspiracy. And he's only upping the ante now in late 2018 as he's been...

The Erasure of Identity

The Erasure of Identity

Madison Barr

October 24, 2018

In this moment, as we know it, current administration is taking measures to erase an identity. A recent memo from the Department of Health and Human Services, of which has been obtained by the New York Times, calls for an effort in narrowing the definition of gender to male or female, unchangeable,...

Keeping Up With Kavanaugh

Keeping Up With Kavanaugh

Madison Barr

September 24, 2018

After Christine Blasey Ford, a Palo Alto University professor, came out to accuse Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, his confirmation proceedings- simply put- haven't gone smoothly. As of this past Sunday night, a second woman, Deborah Ramirez, has also come forward with allegations...

Chris Liddell takes on Trump’s White House, again

Chris Liddell takes on Trump’s White House, again

Madison Barr

March 22, 2018

On March 19, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly appointed Chris Liddell of New Zealand to be his Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Coordination. Liddell has previously worked as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of General Motors, Microsoft, and The International Paper company. After being awarded...

We the Students

We the Students

Madison Barr

February 23, 2018

53 lives. 53 lives have been directly and physically affected by school shootings a month and a half into the new year of 2018. 33 have been injured while 20 lie dead. Communities are shattered, hearts are broken. As per every shooting, we run through the usual schedule led by thoughts and...

Miller v. Tapper: The Great Debate

Miller v. Tapper: The Great Debate

Madison Barr

January 25, 2018

After the fallout of the explosive Stephen Miller and Jake Tapper interview on CNN's "State of the Union," Miller has been declared combative and aggressive once again. Stephen Miller was named the National Policy Director of Trump's transition team in the month of Nov. 2016 with the same team later...

Liar Liar Steve Mnuchin’s on Fire

Liar Liar Steve Mnuchin’s on Fire

Madison Barr

December 6, 2017

With Donald Trump's tax plan attempting to make its way through Congress, the attention now falls on Steve Mnuchin. Steve Mnuchin became the United States' 77th Secretary of the Treasury on Feb. 13 with a 53-47 vote in the Senate. Previous to being appointed the  Secretary of the Treasury, Mnuchin...

DeVos’ Dilemma

DeVos’ Dilemma

Madison Barr

November 8, 2017

President Trump had some pretty controversial cabinet picks, of which were first announced in 2016. On Dec. 14, Rick Perry, former governor of Texas and "Dancing with the Stars" contestant, was officially nominated by President-elect Donald Trump even though he had previously shown his open opposition...

chaos in the cabinet