Donald Trump waiting to address the UN General Assembly on issues including North Korea.  (UN Photo by Kim Haughton.)

Status Update: North Korea

October 6, 2017 at 2:26 pm 0 comments

In the midst of the ever-growing tensions between North Korea and the United States, on Thursday, September 21, President Trump signed a new executive order restricting the nation’s financial institutions. Later Trump stated, “Our new executive order will cut off sources of revenue that fund North Korea’s efforts to developRead More

Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi at the Presidential Inauguration on January 20, 2017. (Public domain DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)

Trump’s Evolving DACA Stance

October 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm 0 comments

Since 2001, Congress has repeatedly attempted to solve the undocumented immigration problem through the Development, Relief, and Education for Minors Act, or DREAM Act, without much success. In 2010, the DREAM Act was able to pass through the House of Representatives but failed due to a filibuster in the Senate,Read More

Anti-government protestors clash with police forces in Caracas, Venezuela. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Andres E. Azpurua.

Too Close for Comfort: Inside the Escalating Tensions With Venezuela

October 5, 2017 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

On Friday, August 12, President Donald Trump shook the Americas when he discussed a “possible military option” in Venezuela. Objections to the threat of violence came from all over Latin America. Leaders in Peru, Colombia, Brazil and Mexico all stood strongly against the idea of a military intervention. However, mostRead More

The Mandalay Bay seen in 2011. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Jakechamp.

Trump Responds to Deadly Las Vegas Mass Shooting

October 5, 2017 at 6:18 pm 0 comments

Late Sunday evening, Las Vegas was devastated by gunman Stephen Paddock as he fired into a country music festival killing 59 and wounding over 525 people. President Trump promptly responded to the tragedy by offering his condolences to those affected, as well as praise to the emergency responders involved inRead More

Betsy DeVos at CPAC 2017. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore.

Trump Administration Will Roll Back Another Obama-Era Policy

October 2, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced at an invite-only speech given at George Mason University on September 7, that the current administration was seriously reviewing the sexual assault guidelines on college campuses, especially the procedures of Title IX. Title IX is a part of the United States Education Amendments ofRead More

Donald Trump addressing the UN General Assembly on September 19, 2017. (UN photo by Mark Garten.)

Trump’s Continues Familiar Rhetoric in Address to the United Nations

October 2, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

President Trump continued to make controversial waves in international politics in September through his address to the 72nd Session of the United Nations General assembly in New York, His notoriously confrontational approach and pompous mannerisms, which distinguished him as a non-political candidate during the election, were hardly appreciated by theRead More

On September 7, Equifax revealed one of the most shocking data breaches in U.S. history. (Photo by Marco Verch used under a Creative Commons license.

Major Data Breach Rattles Both the Private and Public Sector

September 29, 2017 at 1:02 am 0 comments

Equifax credit agency claimed on September 7, that sensitive information including the social security information and driver’s license numbers of nearly 143 million Americans was compromised in a data breach.   Political scientists and economists alike are being critical of the way Equifax handled the breach, as well as theRead More

Joe Arpaio speaking at a Trump rally in 2016. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license.

Arpaio Pardon: Controversial but Not Unprecedented 

September 20, 2017 at 4:51 am 0 comments

President Trump’s decision to pardon Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio raised eyebrows across the political spectrum in August. The possible consequences of the president’s decision are not limited to the Arpaio case; instead, they extend to the relationship between the White House and the federal courts, and the proceedings of the ongoingRead More

July 26 protests outside the White House following President Trump’s original transgender tweets. 
(Unmodified photo by Ted Eytan used under a Creative Commons license.

Even With Clarification, Transgender Troops Still Face an Unclear Future

September 6, 2017 at 12:27 am 0 comments

On July 26, President Trump shocked both civilians and officials alike with a series of tweets regarding the service of transgender individuals in the United States military. Trump stated that transgender individuals would no longer be able to “serve in any capacity.” He cited multiple reasons for the ban, statingRead More

Texas National Guardsmen help the rescue effort during Hurricane Harvey in Houston. (Public domain photo by Army National Guard Lt. Zachary West.)

Trump Moves in as Harvey Moves out of Texas

August 30, 2017 at 6:50 pm 0 comments

Despite a rising death toll and more than 30,000 displaced evacuees from Hurricane Harvey, President Trump and his administration have responded optimistically to the disaster through social media and press conferences since Harvey made landfall as a Category 4 hurricane, late Friday night. Thousands of rescues have been made throughoutRead More