Trump’s Economy: Part I

By Walker Curtis (NYU London) Throughout President Trump’s tumultuous campaign, economic issues took center stage time and time again.  From trade, to jobs, to private sector growth, President Trump made his intentions clear: “America First.” The slogan extended not only to foreign policy, but also to an “all American” economic policy, one aimed at bringing…

National Security or Criminalization?

By Nidia Corona-Gonzalez, NYU Florence The immigration policies that President Trump’s administration has put forth thus far communicate a defensive stance towards migrants and have produced much civil unrest. On January 25, he introduced his first executive order regarding immigration: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements. This order calls for the building of the wall…

Days 47-54 of the Trump Administration

This week in Trump’s presidency brings up a stock of new issues with WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of documents detailing the C.I.A.’s hacking operations and techniques. According to The New York Times, “There is no evidence that the C.I.A. hacking tools have been used against Americans,” but WikiLeaks affirm that both Apple and Android smartphones…

Day 37 and 38 of Trump’s Administration

Last weekend finds Trump’s administration facing fierce criticism as its first full month in office draws to a close. Trump’s policies on immigration come under fire while he continues to deny allegations of Russian involvement in the election. On Saturday, The Washington Post reported events that transpired on Wednesday at Houston International Airport when Henry…

Day 34 of Trump’s Administration

As Day 34 under Trump’s administration comes to a tumultuous close, the focus is on strong reactions to anti-immigration and anti-minority policies. Our day starts with the removal of Shepard Fairey’s “We the People” poster series from a Maryland high school. Fairey is known most for his work on the “Hope” posters that became iconic…