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 90 of the Trump Administration

By Lukas Villarin Day 90 of Trump’s presidency focused on international relations, opening with the Vice President’s speech warning North Korea against any aggressive actions. “Those who would challenge our resolve or readiness should know, we will defeat any attack and meet any use of conventional or nuclear weapons with an overwhelming and effective American…

Day 89 of the Trump Administration

Day 89 of the Trump administration, April 19, was a relatively quiet day in U.S. political. The big story of the day was the news that just hours after meeting with dignitaries from the Chinese government, Ivanka Trump, President Trump’s daughter and advisor, got approval from the Chinese government for three new trademarks for products…

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…