Articles by: Hannah DeBella

Housing in Uptown Chicago, Illinois, pictured in 1942. (Public domain image courtesy U.S. National Archives and Records Administration)

Opinion: Dangerous Trends: The Connection Between Democrats and Big City Failures

August 13, 2017 at 12:36 am 0 comments

As fans of the popular CBS show “NCIS” might recall, one of the main characters, Agent Gibbs, lives by a set of “rules” which he has come to develop throughout his life. While he often references many of these “rules,” the one most often repeated—his golden rule of sorts—is thatRead More

ames Comey alongside President Trump’s former acting Attorney General Sally Yates in 2016. (Public domain photo by the FBI.)

DeBella: Why Trump Fired Comey

May 11, 2017 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

For only the second time in history, the director of the FBI has been fired from his position. On Tuesday, President Trump’s team released a letter from Mr. Trump to now-former FBI Director James Comey informing him of his termination. Within this letter Mr. Trump stated, “While I greatly appreciateRead More

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan shaking hands at the president’s first speech to a joint session of Congress. (Public domain photo by the Office of the Speaker.)

Opinion: AHCA: Healthcare is Healed

May 10, 2017 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

On May 5, the House of Representatives voted to pass the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as a replacement for the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare. This proposed repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act was a major issue in the recent election and one of the mainRead More

Donald Trump in 2016. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license.

Opinion: Trump’s Accomplishments Being Overlooked by Media

May 1, 2017 at 12:20 am 0 comments

Saturday, April 29, 2017, marked President Trump’s 100th day in office, a milestone that has been marked since the term of President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. These past hundred days have been laden with such a degree of negative mainstream media coverage of our new president that it wouldRead More

DeBella: Confirmed, at Last

DeBella: Confirmed, at Last

April 16, 2017 at 7:33 pm 0 comments

On April 6, 2017 the infamous “nuclear option” was invoked in the Senate, thus allowing for the confirmation of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, now Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. Despite Justice Gorsuch’s respectable record, brilliant legal mind, and reputation as a moderate whose decisions are guided by the lawRead More

President Barack Obama, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and Senior Director for Multilateral Affairs Samantha Power at the U.N. Headquarters in New York City on September 23, 2009. (Unmodified photo courtesy U.S. Embassy New Delhi on flickr by White House photographer Pete Souza used under a Creative Commons license.

DeBella: Surveillance, Scandal, and Susan Rice

April 9, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

On March 4th, 2017 the tweet was sent. President Trump set the news outlets ablaze with the words, “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in Trump Tower just before the victory. Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!” While the claim that former President Obama had the TrumpRead More

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in 2015. (Public domain photo courtesy office of the President of Russia)

Opinion: Syria Strikes Send Powerful, Important Message

April 7, 2017 at 11:53 am 0 comments

On Tuesday, April 4th the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad carried out chemical weapon attacks against his own people, killing at least seventy-two civilians, twenty of which were children. It is believed that Sarin gas was the means used against these Syrian people, as injuries are consistent with such an agent.Read More

Donald Trump in 2015. (Unmodified photo by Michael Vadon used under a Creative Commons license.

DeBella: Updated Travel Ban Should Win on Appeal

March 26, 2017 at 5:31 pm 0 comments

Last month the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a federal judge’s ruling against President Trump’s temporary ninety-day travel ban. The president’s purpose with this ban was to allow time for the administration to review and potentially reform immigration screening procedures. Under the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 theRead More

President Trump holds a meeting with lawmakers at the White House on replacing Obamacare in March 2017. (Public domain)

DeBella: Goodbye Obamacare

March 19, 2017 at 12:09 am 0 comments

Trumpcare? Ryancare? Republicare? What to colloquially name the new, Republican proposed healthcare bill (known more officially as the American Health Care Act) is not the only question surrounding this plan. President Trump and many Republican lawmakers are steadfastly working to follow through on their campaign promises of repealing and replacingRead More

Leonardo DiCaprio giving his speech on climate change at the 2016 Academy Awards (Unmodified photo by ABC Television used under a Creative Commons license.

Opinion: The Two Things You Shouldn’t Discuss at Work: Politics and Celebrities

March 3, 2017 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

This past Sunday night, Hollywood’s best gathered for the 89th Academy Awards, with many Americans tuning in to find out the winners, hear the speeches, and, of course, admire the fashion worn by celebrities on the red carpet. Recently, alongside pre-show discussion about who will win the coveted awards is political talk.Read More