Days 91-94 of the Trump Administration

Days 91-94—For this post, I am employing a different approach. Unlike the day-to-day format, this post focuses on one event and the way two sources report on it. Crooks and Liars, a left-wing website, and Breitbart, a hyper-conservative source, provide contrasting views of this single event. This post reflects on the differences in reporting by…

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…

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…

Days 71-72 of the Trump Administration

Days 71-72—Michael Flynn, former national security advisor to President Trump, added an interesting wrinkle to the narrative of potential Russian influence on the presidential election. President Trump called for Flynn to seek immunity from the congressional investigation into Russia after it was revealed that his former advisor was seeking immunity from the investigation in exchange…

Days 56-62 of the Trump Administration

Trump’s second travel ban was shot down by a federal judge in Hawaii hours before it was set to take effect, as it was seen as a veiled Muslim ban. For now, visas will still be issued to people from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Judge Derrick K. Watson of the Federal District…

Day 55 of the Trump Administration

Day 55 (3/15/17)—President Trump faces a challenge that may come to define the early trajectory of his administration. His (in)ability to save the Republican healthcare bill will demonstrate his ability to wield influence in Washington. Multiple Republicans say that Trump’s attempt to guide the bill, which is facing opposition on many fronts, through Congress is…

Days 40-46 of the Trump Administration

The Trump administration continues to be mired in scandal. On Monday, President Trump signed his second sweeping immigration Executive Order, now barring entry to the United States to citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries. Meanwhile, Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions officially recused himself from the Russia inquiry and any further investigation into potential Russian meddling…