Weekly Columns

Donald Trump in 2015. (Unmodified photo by Michael Vadon used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1jxQJMa)

Burnette: A Rundown of Trump’s Inadequate Tenure in Office

March 26, 2017 at 9:06 pm 0 comments

The Founding Fathers’ System of Checks and Balances have not failed us: A Rundown of Trump’s Inadequate Tenure in Office Tired of winning yet? No? Same actually. All I can think about is 2018 and how the Democratic Party is going to sweep the nation’s congressional districts. We will haveRead More

Donald Trump in 2015. (Unmodified photo by Michael Vadon used under a Creative Commons license. http://bit.ly/1xMszCg)

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

House Speaker Paul Ryan shakes hands with President Donald Trump at the president's joint address to Congress on February 28, 2017. (Public domain photo courtesy the Office of the Speaker)

Burnette: The Failings of the Republican Healthcare Plan

March 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm 0 comments

When liberals and conservatives agree that a plan is bad, when academics and economists say a plan is bad, and when the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) says a plan is bad, the Speaker of the House and the President of the United States would oppose it, right? That would beRead 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