Law and Disorder: Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned, Trump Tweeted

By Tasawwar Rahman (‘22) January 6, 2021– a date which will live in infamy– the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by the President of the United States, aided and abetted by his most violent factions. But let there be no doubt that this attack, against a coequal branch of government, lies squarely at the feet of the President. A President whom … Continue reading Law and Disorder: Nero Fiddled While Rome Burned, Trump Tweeted

Why this Election is no 2016

By Amr Ansari (‘22) As a twelve-year-old somewhat naive seventh grader, when I awoke on November 8th, 2016, the victory of Donald Trump as the President elect was, well, inconsequential. Yet I was not completely oblivious. I knew, like most, that Secretary Hillary Clinton was expected to win the presidency, and perhaps even by a landslide. But how did I “know” so definitively that this … Continue reading Why this Election is no 2016

Environmental Action A Dwindling Concern For Current Administration

-Neha Middela (‘19)   In recent months, the current presidential administration has repealed crucial environmental legislation within the United States, protecting the health, waterways and landscapes of the American public. Most recently, the Environmental Protection Agency, under the Trump Administration, repealed the “Once In, Always In” policy, dating from the Clinton Administration, regulating the amount of hazardous pollution within industrial areas. In October, the administration … Continue reading Environmental Action A Dwindling Concern For Current Administration

North Korea Responds to Trump’s Nuclear Threats

-Vynateya Purimetla (’21)   Recently, President Donald Trump took part in a two-week tour of Asia in order to strengthen relations with countries in the region and to project American power. The North Korean leader, Chairman Kim Jong-un, said that by doing this, Trump “begged for nuclear war.” Mounting tensions surround the nuclear relations between North Korea and the United States.   On September 15, … Continue reading North Korea Responds to Trump’s Nuclear Threats

Experiencing the Women’s March on Washington

(Featured photo courtesy of Womensmarch.com) By Rebecca Driker-Ohren (’18) From the moment the election results were in- and quite frankly, a long time before that moment- something fundamental changed in our country: our nation’s core values. I don’t pretend to be well-versed in politics, or to follow any candidacies closely. But what I do know is that the division that our country felt throughout this last … Continue reading Experiencing the Women’s March on Washington

Inauguration Weekend: A New Era Dawns

Donald Trump has been sworn in as the 45th president of the United States of America. (Feature photo courtesy of Center Stage) By Evan Kolin (‘18) The Inauguration Eight years ago, as Barack Obama entered office and became the first African-American president in history, Senator Dianne Feinstein opened the 56th presidential inauguration with a praise to the democracy of the United States: “The freedom of a people … Continue reading Inauguration Weekend: A New Era Dawns

Trump advances Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines with executive action

By Matthew Mancini (’18) On Tuesday, January 24, President Trump signed an executive order that will continue the construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. These two projects had been halted by President Obama, but Trump promised to continue construction once he took office during his campaign. The construction of the two pipelines was denied by the Obama administration as they were harmful to … Continue reading Trump advances Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines with executive action

Trump’s first executive order on Obamacare

By Matthew Mancini (’18) On Friday, January 20, 2017, Trump signed an executive order in the Oval Office that will “direct agencies to ease the regulatory burdens associated with Obamacare”. Trump and the Republican-held U.S. Congress will continue to implement this act until they discover a way to repeal and replace the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Trump also signed confirmation for his first … Continue reading Trump’s first executive order on Obamacare

How Donald Trump Won the Presidency

(Feature picture courtesy of InsideGov) By Alexander Trombley (’17) The votes are in and Trump won the election, despite the best guesses of major news sources like MSNBC, CNN, and FOX. So what happened? How did Trump pull this surprising victory? The answer lies in the so-called “hidden” Trump vote. For the past several months, news audiences have been constantly assaulted with anti-Trump rhetoric, and … Continue reading How Donald Trump Won the Presidency