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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

Flynn resigns as National Security Adviser

Michael T. Flynn, the national security adviser under President Donald Trump, resigned on Monday night after it was revealed that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and a number of other top White House officials about his conversations with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

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

Bandcamp raises $120K for ACLU

Bandcamp, a platform that allows artists to post music to be streamed, downloaded and purchased, led a fundraiser in which all profits earned by the website on Friday, Feb. 3, would be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union. Bandcamp announced it had raised $120,000

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

Students form political phone-banking group

After Donald Trump was elected president, a variety of student groups stepped up to respond with increased vigilant citizenry. Hoping to leverage social media networks, Sam Kindler’17 formed the Facebook group Beloit Political Phone Banking to provide a platform to organize collective action last semester.

“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