Sunday, June 23, 2024
20 years ago, starting Jan. 9, 1999, and continuing until the beginning of February, the second ever Senate trial of a president of the United States was held, starring former President Bill Clinton. His trial was the culmination of an investigation led by special prosecutor Kenneth Starr. Clinton was initially investigated over suspicious dealings in the Whitewater Property sale...
On Jan. 15, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro publicly signed a temporary decree essentially making it easier for civilians to purchase and own firearms. His actions were an attempt to fulfill one of his major campaign promises to reduce the incredibly high amount of violent crimes occurring within the country. In theory, this would serve to provide people a sense...
On Friday, Jan. 18, Catholic students from Covington Catholic High School clashed with other groups during the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C. However, the highlight of the event seems to be an incident that occurred between a student (Nick Sandmann) and a Native American activist (Nathan Phillips) at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Most media outlets...
Recently, mainstream national media outlets have severely criticized President Donald Trump’s foreign policy on multiple fronts, primarily focusing on his sudden withdrawal of American troops from Syria and Afghanistan as well as his perceived weakness when dealing with Russia on the world stage. However, there are several key problems with the disingenuous and opportunistic criticism of Trump’s instinctive desire...
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), in an attempt to completely reform today’s veteran medical care system, wants to shift billions of dollars to private healthcare. The VA is one of the cabinet departments of the U.S. government and is in charge of handling the benefits for veterans or anyone related to them. The intention behind this movement is...
On Dec. 22, the government shut down for the third time this past year. The shutdown has affected one-fourth of the federal government, which represents over 800,000 federal workers. This shutdown was caused entirely by President Donald Trump’s insistence upon more appropriations for a border wall, his marquee campaign promise. Wanting to make his case to the public, the...
America’s tendency to interfere in affairs overseas has put the world under an unofficial “American Empire.” Although the term ‘empire’ is not used by the United States directly, other countries which express opposition to America’s interventionist agenda have not shied away from using the term “American Imperialism” to describe American foreign policy. The ongoing pattern of America’s militaristic interventions...
It is the beginning of the new year, a new congress has been sworn in and that, of course, means we need to start talking about presidential politics. Mostly because three candidates (Elizabeth Warren, John Delaney, Richard Ojeda at the time of writing this article) are already running, with many more on the way. Usually when we talk about...
For decades, the U.S. has associated with cartels around the world as a fixture of its foreign policy, including destabilization of the drug cartels of Latin America while maintaining diplomatic ties with the association of oil-producing countries known as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Defined as an association of bodies intent on monopolizing a market by restricting...
In late 2010, a series of uprisings against oppressive regimes across the Middle East began in full storm. Also known as the Arab Spring, social media spread this spirit of rebellion to several nations. Beginning in Tunisia, it eventually spread to Egypt, Libya, Yemen, Syria and Bahrain. Out of all the nations of which the Arab Spring touched, the...