Domestic Policy

Trump vs. Congress: can Trump control his policy?

By May 28, 2017

Domestic Policy:

“Repeal and Replace” was the trademark phrase of Speaker Paul Ryan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and Republicans everywhere. However, with its namesake in the Oval… Read More ›

The “Travel” Ban: “Aliens” Out, Intolerance In

The “Travel” Ban: “Aliens” Out, Intolerance In

By May 28, 2017

Domestic Policy:

Trump’s second “travel” ban is as unconstitutional, illogical, and immoral as his previous ban, despite its creators proclaiming its moderate nature. The second ban does… Read More ›

Cutting the budget: Trump’s budget cuts will eviscerate needed services

By May 28, 2017

Domestic Policy:

In his first 100 days as president, Donald Trump made many unpopular decisions. Although Republicans currently dominate all three branches of government, Trump failed to… Read More ›

Trump’s Wall: The Emblem of Xenophobia

Trump’s Wall: The Emblem of Xenophobia

By May 28, 2017

Domestic Policy:

“I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I build them very inexpensively,” Donald Trump said early… Read More ›

Nepotism in a democracy: Ivanka and Kushner in the White House

By May 28, 2017

Domestic Policy:

Our country relies on a democratic system in which citizens hold the power to elect their own public officials. President Trump undermined this value when… Read More ›

CIA leaks: concerning, yes, but your TV is not watching you

By May 28, 2017

Domestic Policy:

The greatest leak of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) documents in history leaves many citizens worried for their privacy. The leak, code-named Vault 7 by WikiLeaks,… Read More ›

A tie-breaking vote: Trump passes bill allowing states to defund abortion clinics

By May 28, 2017

Domestic Policy:

On March 30th, Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote to pass a bill allowing states to defund health care clinics that provide abortion… Read More ›

Repeal and Replace: TrumpCare’s initial failure illustrates Republican incompetence

By May 28, 2017

Domestic Policy:

$337 billion. That’s the amount that Trump and the GOP wanted to spend on their health care bill. Fortunately, President Trump and congressional Republicans were… Read More ›

Sanctuary cities provide benefit to communities and to the nation

By May 28, 2017

Domestic Policy:

Donald Trump undeniably dislikes immigrants. He has signed an executive order that would ban immigrants from seven (later revised to six) majority-Muslim nations, used nearly… Read More ›

The Silent Struggle of Millions: Opioid Addiction in the U.S.

The Silent Struggle of Millions: Opioid Addiction in the U.S.

By March 9, 2017

Domestic Policy:

As a ten year old boy at a secluded summer camp in the mountains of New Hampshire, I never imagined that my bunk mate would… Read More ›

ObamaCare – An American necessity taken for granted

By March 9, 2017

Domestic Policy:

Twenty million. That’s how many American lives will be in jeopardy if the Affordable Care Act is repealed. Despite the Republican party’s commitment to repealing… Read More ›

Quid Pro Quo: How corporations pay for preferential legislation

Quid Pro Quo: How corporations pay for preferential legislation

By March 9, 2017

Domestic Policy:

The notion that one simple change to our complex political system could ameliorate problems across all aspects of American life seems too good to be… Read More ›

Scott Pruitt: A New Conflict of Interest Within the EPA

Scott Pruitt: A New Conflict of Interest Within the EPA

By March 9, 2017

Domestic Policy:

Over the past several months, the media has been riddled with reports of potential conflicts of interest between President Trump and his business connections. Yet… Read More ›

Black or Blue? Rising Tensions between the Black Community and Police

Black or Blue? Rising Tensions between the Black Community and Police

By January 16, 2017

Domestic Policy:

Critics are attacking the ethics of the Black Lives Matter movement after two black men killed several police officers in separate incidents in Dallas and… Read More ›

No Fly List debate pits gun rights against citizen safety

No Fly List debate pits gun rights against citizen safety

By January 16, 2017

Domestic Policy:

An American-born Al Qaeda speaker once said, “America is absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms…so what are you waiting for?” On June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen… Read More ›