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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

Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder withdraws from consideration

Andrew Puzder, the chief executive of the fast-food chain CKE Restaurants, withdrew his nomination to be President Donald Trump’s labor secretary on Wednesday as opposition to his confirmation swelled in recent days. “The simple truth is that given his relationship to employees at the companies he

“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

Steve Bannon asserts his dominance within the White House

Steve Bannon, the Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to President Donald Trump, has wasted no time in taking charge within the new presidential administration. Bannon, the former CEO of Breitbart News, a far-right media outlet that has frequently been accused of promoting white nationalist ideals,

Trump pulls U.S. from TPP trade deal

During his first week as President of the United States, Donald Trump began fulfilling his campaign pledge to undo America’s trade ties. He started with an executive order on Mon, Jan. 23 that formally withdrew the country from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Upon signing the order

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