Reductio ad Hitlerum Is Trump the new Hitler? We can go ahead and dispel this from the beginning. While there may be similarities in ideologies, strategies, or overall personality, we must abandon this rhetoric. It should be abandoned, not because it is false, but that it immediately shuts down discussions. It is also imperative that […]
The Democrats in the Senate are holding open the senate session until the vote on Devos. Hopefully, one more Republican senator can vote for reality instead of along party lines. The nomination of Betsy Devos will be a devastating blow to our public education sytem. It will set us back at least 50 years. […]
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 […]
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 […]
The 2016 elections shocked so many. The media told us that there is no way that Trump could win, and on election night that mindset lost the election for Hillary. Everyone seems to be looking for what to blame for this upset. Some blame the DNC for not putting up an electable candidate. Some […]
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