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UConn reacts to Mueller report, Barr’s summary

UConn reacts to Mueller report, Barr’s summary

University of Connecticut College Democrats and College Republicans are taking away different key points from United States Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the Special Counsel’s investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, but they both agree that as much of the full report should be released as possible. 

Beneath the surface: Trump’s proposed executive order

Beneath the surface: Trump’s proposed executive order

Trump recently announced that he will sign an executive order to promote freedom of speech on college campuses. This will apply mostly to public institutions, because private schools are not funded by the government, so they have the right to censor speech on their campuses

Trump’s wall was a distraction and Democrats fell for it.

Trump’s wall was a distraction and Democrats fell for it.

Discourse about immigration has been largely shaped by the notion of a wall, and the Democratic response has been a weak “no wall” rhetoric. Last week, funding for the wall was negotiated in Congress to $1.4 billon, down from the $5.7 billion that Trump had asked for during the last government shutdown.

The wall is the wrong solution to the opioid crisis

The wall is the wrong solution to the opioid crisis

However, perhaps an even more important issue to consider is that the wall will not even be effective for what Trump wants to accomplish. Besides the issue of the wall stopping illegal immigration, another problem Trump wants to tackle is stopping the opioid crisis by stopping the flow of drugs into the U.S. from the southern border.

Opinion: Populism? More like corporatism!

Opinion: Populism? More like corporatism!

I begin with this because populism—along with fascism, globalism and a variety of other isms—is often misrepresented in the media and discourse, resulting in arguments over whether politician X is a populist or not. While often used as a dirty word, the term should be positive. After all, doesn’t it just mean following the public’s will?

Opinion: When bias is only reasonable

Opinion: When bias is only reasonable

The Mueller Investigation into Russian election interference and the possibility of collusion originating from the campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump has long faced accusations of bias from Republicans in Congress as well as conservative commentators.

Trump’s plan for the opioid epidemic is a start, but that’s all it is

Trump’s plan for the opioid epidemic is a start, but that’s all it is

The opioid problem in this country is not a secret. The issue has been growing in magnitude for years and people are readily aware of its existence. Unlike other issues such as the environment and abortion rights, one thing Americans seem able to agree on is the need for a reduction in the number of opioid-related deaths that occur each year.

Republicans miss the mark on ‘mobs not jobs’

Republicans miss the mark on ‘mobs not jobs’

At a rally in Montana last Thursday, President Trump unveiled a new campaign slogan. “Democrats produce mobs, Republicans produce jobs,” Trump said, or as the internet has abbreviated it: “Jobs not mobs.” It’s a good slogan, catchy and simple. However, like most else Trump does, its almost completely based on falsehoods and hypocrisy.

Talks between North Korea, South Korea and United States shows possibility of peace and new economic opportunities

Talks between North Korea, South Korea and United States shows possibility of peace and new economic opportunities

With the peace treaty between North and South Korea and the success of the summit between the Trump Administration and Kim Jong Un a few weeks ago, the march toward peace between the three great nations seems to be underway.