President Donald Trump broke from his usual rhetoric of anti-democrat bashing on Twitter last Sunday, to quote one of his supporters who made a dangerously ambiguous suggestion of civil war. Despite the president seemingly endorsing calls for dissension, it’s nothing but a needy, implicit message to a niche population of conservatives.
I have never been a fan of the Republican Party, and it has little to do with their politics. Ever since I began developing my own political opinions during the onset of the wars with Afghanistan and Iraq, I had a nagging feeling that much of the way the GOP played was dirty. Filthy, even. The shameless emotional ploys, such as the fear of terror attacks being used to justify the encroachment on civil liberties, or the “family values” that translated into shaming patients from …
Outrage seems to be a good approach to anything these days. Outrage over politics, outrage over social injustice, outrage via Twitter, outrage everywhere one can. The most damaging aspect of this approach – beside the obvious fact that people make exceptionally poor decisions when irate – is that when outrage surrounds an issue, there comes with the outrage a false equivalence. The unwary spectator can easily be misled into believing there is actually something to be outraged about.
The Trump administration had issued an order that had barred American firms from selling components and software to Huawei on the basis that its ties with the Chinese government makes them a national security risk to the U.S. Huawei’s placement on the entity list has taken a real shot to their business, but if this escalation in the U.S. versus China trade war continues, everyone loses.
Terrorism, no matter the perpetrator or target, needs to be condemned immediately and vehemently on all fronts. No form of of this despicable act should be acceptable. It is then necessary to assess the attack and find motives that may potentially lend themselves to a means to fight terrorism.
With the 2020 Presidential Election just over a year away, the pressure is on for those in the Democratic party to step up against President Trump in a race for the presidency. With already 21 Democrats so far announcing their bid, it will be a difficult challenge for the candidates to stand out to Democratic voters. Since former Vice President Joe Biden announced his candidacy it seems clear that he has become an instant favorite for the Democratic nomination.
It’s been just over two years since Donald Trump took the office of the presidency, and ever since he’s dealt with constant controversy surrounding his possible connection to Russia during the 2016 election. The recently completed and released Mueller report was supposed to have all the answers that would put Trump on the brink of impeachment. Instead, it raised more questions than answers, and Trump used this to his advantage.
College tuition has been on the rise for years, contributing to an already obscene amount of outstanding debt being taken on by students and parents. The St. Louis Federal Reserve reported that as of early February, outstanding student loans are nearing 1.6 trillion dollars, with no signs of slowing down. Congress is currently in the process of a potential reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) in hopes of chipping away at one of the biggest debts citizens of this country face.
When he isn’t inventing emergencies to deliver on campaign promises, Donny likes long walks on the beach, holding hands, and betraying American trust. In early 2018, President Donald Trump instructed his then chief-of-staff, John Kelly, to give his son-in-law Jared Kushner top-secret security clearance, despite concerns raised by intelligence officials who feared Kushner would be too easily influenced by foreign powers.
In a predictably uncomfortable and confrontational press conference from the White House Rose Garden, President Trump made an announcement that should make any reasonable person’s stomach churn.