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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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The Hearing Protection Act and the Future of Firearms Policy in the United States

Benjamin Wilson ’20 – Inside Politics Participant The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 – H.R. 367, introduced by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) and John Carter (R-TX) and supported by the NRA, is the newest form of pro-gun policy introduced in an effort to cut down on unnecessary tax stamps that are required to have access to firearms […]

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Why Jeff Sessions Should Rethink His Stance on Smoke Sessions

Daniel Shussett ’19 – Inside Politics Participant   According to a Washington Post article published on April 8th, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has tapped Steven Cook to be one of his new lieutenants in the new Trump administration. Cook, previously president of the National Association of Assistant U.S. Attorneys, is not only against marijuana legalization […]

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The Trump Administration’s Attempt to Revolutionize American Media

Scott Moore ’20 – Inside Politics Participant   Dramatic changes never simply happen overnight. In the aftermath of the shocking upset victory of Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, many were left grasping for explanations and struggling to understand how they could adapt to the new political climate. Yet those who had been observant […]

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Comey and his Chaos

Abby Greer ‘20 – Inside Politics Participant    FBI Director James Comey has been quite the controversial figure over the last year, from being almost completely unknown, to being nearly a household name. As a known Republican put into his current post by former President Barack Obama, he was meant to be a symbol of […]

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Recusal is Not Enough

Rachel Gombatz ’19 – Inside Politics Participant   On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017, Alabama Senator, Jeff Sessions, testified before a confirmation hearing concerning his nomination to become the Attorney General of the United States. Before doing so, he took an oath, swearing to “tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.” And […]

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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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The Future of American Land Conservation under the Trump Administration

David DeBole ’20 – Inside Politics Participant   An era of environmental protection ended when Donald Trump took the oath of office. Barack Obama set aside over 548 million acres of habitat for federal protection. He has without a doubt established a legacy in environmental reform. On the contrary, the Trump Administration has already shown […]