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Trump, Twitter, and Jack Dorsey

Trump, Twitter, and Jack Dorsey

Austin Stadie

May 6, 2019

The last week or so have been relatively rough for President Trump’s follower count, following the removal of over 5,000 bot accounts. These pro-Trump accounts were found to be retweeting false information on the recently released Mueller report. The removal of these accounts prompted an inc...

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...

Senate Passes Resolution Overturning Trump’s Border Emergency

Senate Passes Resolution Overturning Trump’s Border Emergency

Austin Stadie

March 18, 2019

On Feb. 15, President Donald Trump declared a national emergency on the United States’ southern border. This declaration gave him the funds necessary to begin building his wall, but it was immediately met with over a dozen states filing lawsuits against him, which paused any further action regarding it...

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...

What Is Up With Climate Change Denial?

What Is Up With Climate Change Denial?

February 1, 2019

The Midwest is experiencing temperatures as cold as -60 degrees Fahrenheit, and those who are not very educated on climate change will scream, “Look, it’s freezing, how could global warming be a thing!” To anyone who has done even a little bit of reading on the subject this is so incredibly dumb that...

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...

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

Ex-Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Sentenced To 3 Years In Prison

Austin Stadie

December 13, 2018

On Dec. 12, President Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, was sentenced to three years in prison. Cohen pleaded guilty to a number of charges including lying to congress, tax evasion, and campaign finance violations. He will be reporting to prison on March 6, while also paying over $1.4 million i...

United States Midterm Elections: Winners and Losers

United States Midterm Elections: Winners and Losers

Austin Stadie

November 9, 2018

Election Day 2018 went more or less as expected, Democrats gained control of the House, while Republicans maintained, and even strengthened, their majority in the Senate. Divided control of Capitol Hill will surely lead to increased gridlock and fighting over the next two years, but those who have b...

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,...

Federal Judge Blocks Ending of TPS

Federal Judge Blocks Ending of TPS

Austin Stadie

October 12, 2018

On Oct. 3, U.S. District Judge Edward Chen paused the Trump administration’s plan to remove temporary protected status for over 200,000  immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, and Sudan in the case Ramos v. Nielsen. The injunction maintained that the government must uphold TPS along with i...

Michael Cohen: Trapped in the Eye of the Storm(y)

Michael Cohen: Trapped in the Eye of the Storm(y)

Madison Barr

April 23, 2018

In the era of Trump, it is hard to think of someone in his administration who has not been fired or charged with federal offenses. The most recent Trump affiliate under fire is Michael Cohen. Cohen is an attorney who works personally for Trump, but prior to his appointment, he worked as the Executive...

Michael Bloomberg offers $4.5 million to cover U.S. portion of Paris climate accord

Michael Bloomberg offers $4.5 million to cover U.S. portion of Paris climate accord

Austin Stadie

April 23, 2018

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced on Sunday that he will be covering the United States’ $4.5 million commitment to the Paris climate accord for 2018. The accord was created to halt climate change by reducing the amount of greenhouse gases each nation emits. Each country is to lay o...

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