The HELP committee vote on Betsy Devos was a complete travesty of governance. All of the committee members who were present voted, and yet a vote was allowed by a member who was not present. After an objection was made, the chairman ruled that an objection must be made at the time of the action. […]
The executive order signed by Donald Trump to ban entry to people from Muslims countries is appalling. Not only does it run counter to the ideals of America, but it is also dangerous to our position on the world stage. It is already having chilling effects with many reportedly being detained at airports all […]
The Trump opposition to the media is dangerous to the very idea of democracy. This is due to the media’s role in keeping the people informed. At times, they may fail at this endeavor. Yet, the shortcomings of particularly partisan media outlets does not condemn it entirely. In fact, if there was any institution we […]
The Betsy Devos confirmation vote is coming up soon, and we all need to come together to stop this. Devos is the wrong direction for our education system. The hearings have shown us that not only is grossly unqualified for the position, but also that she has several ethical issues. These issues include financial ties […]
After issuing a press statement about illegal voting, the Donald left many scratching their heads. Claiming that millions voted illegally, and he has the facts and studies to back it up. But we are in the Trump era now, and facts don’t seem to matter anymore. However, this statement coming from the person who won […]
The government of the United States was originally set up as a Federated Republic. Where as each individual state maintained some level of sovereignty, while being under the limited control of a federal body. We exercise our power as a republic through democratic elections, to elect representatives for each state in the federation. The flaw […]
In god we trust on cop cars In god we trust has been displayed on cop cars in Tennessee. This seems to be a violation of church and state, as law enforcement should not be showing a preference, or promoting a specific religious belief. These organizations are intended to be secular and to aid […]
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