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EI Discussions: Campus-wide Debate Reflection

Caleb Parker ’18 – Undergraduate Fellow “This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.” The words of President Eisenhower leave us with the important task to build a society with our fellow Americans where the art of compromise […]

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Complications of Free Speech: Trump’s Tweets and Taking a Knee

Meira Ruben ’20 – Inside Politics Participant One September afternoon in a Californian football stadium, over 60,000 people rose for the national anthem as the San Francisco 49ers and the San Diego Chargers prepared to face off for an opening preseason game. The game should have been a normal kickoff to the 2016 season, however […]

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Reince Priebus: The Chief Of Staff Trump Wants, But Not The One He Needs

Emma Golden ’19 – Inside Politics Participant   The office of the White House Chief of Staff has been called the most grueling job in Washington. Not just for its long work hours (every day, Reince Priebus starts working at 6:30 AM and doesn’t leave until midnight), but because it takes a special type of […]

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President Trump Revises His Executive Order on Immigration After Widespread Public Uproar

Callie Fucarino ’20 –– Inside Politics Participant    According to the “New York Times,” which President Trump also referred to as the “Failing New York Times,” Mr. Trump has  ordered the Department of  Homeland Security to take actions against undocumented immigrants. These drastic actions include the include the removal of privacy protections for illegal aliens, […]

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A Trump Administration and LGBT+ Rights

Jay Hauser ’19 – Inside Politics Participant Following Mr. Donald J. Trump’s upset victory in the electoral college, much of the political dialogue has revolved around the incoming administration’s expected courses of action and impact on minority rights. With LGBT+ rights, much of the legal framework for equality is still being created. A Trump administration […]

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Unifying a divided United States

Question of the Week: What can the President-elect, a Republican-controlled Congress, and the Democratic minority do to unify out increasingly divided United States? Piper O’Keefe ’17 – Gettysburg College Democrats As this election has clearly shown through the very different campaign messages of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, as well as the opposing reactions of […]

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A Questionable, but Vital Collaboration: Intelligence and the President-elect

Kathryn Cushman ’20 – Inside Politics Participant Over the last several days, news outlets have been discussing the relationship between the President-elect, Donald Trump, and the intelligence community. Intelligence sprang into action during the hours that followed the Presidential election. High-ranking officials and military commanders did not waste any moment in discussing the whereabouts and […]

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So, What Happened?

Trenton Fye ’19 – Inside Politics Participant As Donald Trump stood at the podium in his New York City Headquarters the morning after the election to deliver his victory speech, he became a symbol of rebellion against the political establishment in America. For some, this was a breath of fresh air and a time to […]

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A Shocking Victory for Donald Trump

Kelsea Brewer ’17 – Inside Politics Participant The day after the election I awoke to the news that Donald Trump had become the 45th President of the United States of America. As I scrolled through my Facebook news feed the general reaction seemed to be one of pure shock and fear. How could a man […]

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Winning the White House Through a Tie

Patrick Custer ’19 – Inside Politics Participant Many interesting theories arose in the weeks before election day of how Donald Trump would be able to win the White House. In the weeks before the election it seemed highly probable that Hillary Clinton would be our country’s next President. However, there was still a fair possibility that […]