Timeline of Trump Administrations; Interactions with Russia

This discussion is one I haven't gotten into much, but since it's been going through the news nonstop I guess it's time to talk about Trump and Russia. In case you've been living under a rock, Trump's administration has been caught several times having some type of contact with Russia during his campaign. This issue …

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What is NAFTA?

NAFTA has been at the center of America's trade policy talks for a while now. One of Donald Trump's big talking points that differed from Hillary Clinton was to get rid of NAFTA, calling it "a catastrophe for our country." So, how has NAFTA affected the U.S. job market and trade? The North American Free …

Angry Constituents Want Answers From Members of Congress

Since Congress has been on recess this week, many legislators have been welcomed back to their districts with angry crowds of people during town hall meetings. Constituents have become increasingly concerned about the dismantling of The Affordable Care Act, and other policies. The majority of the representatives have been Republicans who've had to deal with …

Why Has ‘Fake News’ Become a Mainstream Argument?

False reporting, inaccurate reporting, 'fake news', 'alternative facts', etc. are all phrases we've become way too familiar with during the 2016 presidential election and is still popping up in 2017. Many mainstream news outlets thought this would die down and lose steam but I believe it's only getting started. President Trump's war with the media …

Looking at the Reality of Hate Speech – Who Supports it (And Who Doesn’t)

I've been hesitant to post about hate speech and the reality of it in America. It tends to be a sensitive subject. But you would think in 2017 there would be a feeling of unity in America, right? Unfortunately, this is not entirely the case. After Donald Trump's election, there have been over 1,000 biased-related …

Breaking Down the Arguments of the Executive Order on Immigration.

I felt like my last post seemed heavy with information on the executive order on immigration, so I wanted to take the time to explain the arguments of those who support the executive order and those who don't. So during the campaign one of President Trump's campaign promises was a ban on Muslim travelers (the …

The Ban on Immigration

On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order banning citizens from seven countries (Iraq, Syria, Iran, Yemen, Sudan, Libya, and Somalia), with valid visas and refugee status, from entering the United States for the next 90. All refugees from Syria have been banned indefinitely. This ban followed by a week of other controversial moves made …