President Trump

Donald Trump is helping ISIS 

Donald Trump is helping ISIS 

President Trump is no stranger to controversy. His entire presidency, and to a lesser extent his entire life, has been a series of controversies again and again. But perhaps nothing has been quite as polarizing as the decision made last week to withdraw United States troops from the Middle East, specifically from the area around the Turkey-Syrian border.

UConn students divided over Trump impeachment

UConn students divided over Trump impeachment

Following Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s decision to open an impeachment inquiry into President Trump, the country — as well as the University of Connecticut student body — is starkly divided over the prospect of removing the president from office. 

Trump’s call with Ukrainian president is almost certainly an impeachable offense 

Trump’s call with Ukrainian president is almost certainly an impeachable offense 

The Trump administration has gone above and beyond in showing the United States how blatantly corrupt it can be, the most recent brow-raising scandal is being the President’s request for help from a foreign government in the investigation of a political opponent (that opponent being Joe Biden, one of the Democratic frontrunners).

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.