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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

Obamacare repeal would be selfish act

In recent weeks, the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as Obamacare, has come under fire again as House Republicans have begun work to repeal this act of legislation. For those who are not aware, the Affordable Care Act is former President Barack Obama’s landmark

The Women’s March and climate change

The Women’s March this past weekend brought together a wide array of concerned citizens, united in centering the experiences and voices of women in this nation’s urgent fight to reclaim democracy. While we march for the basic rights we deserve in this country, we also

What’s the matter with…Betsy DeVos?

(“What’s the Matter With” is a new weekly opinion column that will explore the trends in today’s society. These articles can and will be about any range of topics such as education, politics, memes, food and resolutions. These opinions are opinions of the author and