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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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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 […]

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ICYMI: Marco Rubio’s Bipartisan Attempt at Saving Free Speech

Hanna Bogorowski ’18 – Inside Politics Participant  On February 7th when Mitch McConnell used Senate Rule 19 on Senator Elizabeth Warren, many on the left cried out that Warren’s First Amendment rights had been stripped and degraded. Many on the right asked if McConnell had taken things too far and provided fodder for the Democrats to […]

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Tension Rises between Trump and U.S. Businesses

Edward Bagliani “18 – Inside Politics Participant In this past week, six major retail corporations have dropped Ivanka Trump’s merchandise brand. With Nordstrom being the first to drop the brand, retail stores owned by Nieman Marcus, Belk, TJX, Sears Holdings, and Burlington have also dropped products from Ivanka’s company. White House Press Secretary Correspondent Sean […]

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Closing the Gender Wage Gap

Claire Quinn ’18 – Inside Politics Participant The day has finally come. Equal Pay Day is now a national holiday in the United States. For American women it just another day in the nearly two hundred and fifty year fight for equality of the sexes. While women may have gained the right to vote by […]

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Corey Lewandowski: What Does This Mean For The Trump Campaign?

Abigail Major ‘19 – Inside Politics Participant On March 29 the New York Times as well as the Washington Post announced to the nation that presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was charged with battery. The incident originally took place on March 8, 2016 in Jupiter, Florida. Reporter Michelle Fields was in pursuit […]

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Why People Are Voting for Donald Trump

Kira Gabriel ’19 – Inside Politics Participant   For all his bravado and bluster, presidential candidate and possible Republican nominee Donald Trump does not actually say much. Instead of presenting any substantive ideas, policies, or reforms, Trump tends to state unsubstantiated and baseless problems. In a speech last June, Trump alleged, “Our country is in […]

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Where Do the Presidential Candidates Stand On Gun Control?

Nicholas Fronsaglia ’19 – Inside Politics Participant According to Mass Shooting Tracker, in 2015 there were 372 mass shootings (a shooting where four or more people were shot and/or killed, excluding the shooter), resulting in 475 deaths and 1,870 injuries. These numbers have brought gun violence and control to the forefront of American politics. Both […]