Days 85-88 of the Trump Administration

Days 85-88: The political headlines this past Easter weekend, from Good Friday to Easter Monday—Days 85 to 88 of Trump’s presidency—were dominated by one thing and one thing only: bombs. Amidst skyrocketing tensions over the movement of a U.S. Navy Strike Team towards the Korean Peninsula, the North Korean government decided to test an Intercontinental Ballistic…

Day 84 of the Trump Administration

Day 84—Bombs away! Last Thursday, the U.S. dropped the largest non-nuclear weapon, nicknamed “Mother of All Bombs” (MOAB), on an ISIS cave stronghold in Afghanistan. This represents the first combat use of the Massive Ordnance Air Blast. The bomb, which was dropped on Nangarhar Province, is designed to destroy underground tunnel systems and its blast…

Day 83 of the Trump Administration

On April 12, Day 83 of the Donald Trump presidency, the biggest story was the meeting between Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian president Vladimir Putin in Moscow. The meeting came after a week of increased tensions between the U.S. and Russia after the U.S. carried out a missile strike on a Syrian military…

Day 82 of the Trump Administration

The political headlines on April 11–Day 82 of the Trump administration–were dominated by news about the U.S. airstrikes in Syria following the use of sarin gas on a city in Syria last week. To begin with, press secretary Sean Spicer came under fire for suggesting during a press conference that even Adolf Hitler did not…

Day 81 of the Trump Administration

By Lukas Villarin Day 81 of President Trump’s administration finds the American and Russian governments butting heads over Syria. According to The Washington Post, Trump officials made a demand that Russia cease its support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad or “face a further deterioration in its relations with the United States.” The night before his…

Jonathan Capehart On Why Trump Won

We were lucky to host Jonathan Capehart for an informative and entertaining lunch with students. Capehart, a Washington Post columnist and MSNBC contributor, fielded student questions about Trump and the current state of politics in America. One question offered by a student prompted a powerful discussion: “Why did Trump win?” This question launched Capehart into…