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Trump’s cabinet picks raise eyebrows, concerns

As of this point, President Donald J. Trump’s first 100 days appear to be one blunder after another, and his cabinet appointments only highlight this. Certainly there are some appointments who seem to make sense. However, almost every cabinet pick is surrounded in some kind

In defense of the Berkeley rioters

This story was penned by The Revolutionary Student Committee, a group at Beloit College. Last week, the infamous far-right Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at the University of California, Berkeley. Well known for his public verbal attacks against trans people, Black Lives Matter and

Kellyanne Conway and the Bowling Green Massacre

On Thursday, Kellyanne Conway, the senior advisor to the President, released the latest in a string of “alternative facts” on MSNBC’s “Hardball.” In the full statement she said, “I bet it’s brand new information to people that President Obama had a six-month ban on the

“Muslim ban” controversy is overblown

Oxford Dictionaries proclaimed that the word of year for 2016 was “post-truth.” The severe degradation of our political discourse during the election year in the form of a concerted fake news campaign and vitriolic rhetoric from both sides makes the meaning of this term self-evident

What’s the matter with…executive action?

Over the last election cycle President Obama’s use of executive action was framed as a political leader overstepping his power and pushing his agenda into law without first consulting Congress. The principle of executive action was demonized and its legitimacy was questioned. As the new

How Trump used Facebook to vault himself into office

People love Facebook quizzes. Figuring out a little more about yourself and what your personality is like just by clicking a few simple buttons is a very satisfying way to pass the time for millions of Facebook users. However, anyone who has completed one of