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Rhetoric and the Trump Presidency: Hate Speech vs. The First Amendment

March 2, 2020

Image Retrieved From: https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/28/trump-south-carolina-rally-coronavirus-118269 Rhetoric and the Trump Presidency: Hate Speech vs. The First Amendment By Dylan Yachyshen and Elizabeth Mather Introduction In 2016, Donald Trump won the presidential election as an outspoken right-wing populist railing against the “ political swamp ” in Washington. Three years later, his capricious actions...

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Can’t Do With, Can’t Do Without: The Use of Private Military Contractors in U.S. War Efforts

March 2, 2020

Image Retrieved From: https://www.economist.com/business/2013/11/23/beyond-blackwater Can’t Do With, Can’t Do Without: The Use of Private Military Contractors in U.S. War Efforts By Ellie Stanton and Josh Frank Introduction - Josh Frank As militarized conflict in the Middle East continues, notably in Afghanistan, global powers present in the region are exploring alternative...

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Elevating Indigenous Peoples in the United States Congress

Nov. 4, 2019

Image Source: Washington Post Elevating Indigenous Peoples in the United States Congress By: Ellie Stanton Introduction In 1835 a minority party of Cherokees agreed to a series of compromises that lead to the Treaty of New Echota . Not unlike modern day politics, the decision stood against the tribal majority...

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Balancing the Ticket: Profit-making Versus Innovation in the Pharmaceutical Industry

May 2, 2019

Photograph by Jalfin, IPWatchdog, 2017 The outbreak of the opioid crisis in the United States spelled trouble for OxyContin maker Purdue. Over 2,000 lawsuits accuse the pharmaceutical giant of fueling the opioid epidemic by misleading the public about the addictive potential of its painkillers. In the final week of March...

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Formidable or a Formality? Examining the impact of the State of the Union Address

March 12, 2019

Summary On February fifth of this year, President Trump stood before Congress and delivered the annual State of the Union Address. His speech covered issues ranging from the proposed border wall, to women’s issues, to the recent withdrawal of troops from Syria. Afterwards, Stacy Abrams and Senator Bernie Sanders delivered...

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The Cost of Impasse: Examining the recent US government shutdown

Feb. 1, 2019

Introduction During the recent government shutdown, 800,000 federal workers were unpaid, airport wait times increased (one airport cited a 3-hour wait for security), and federal district courts were struggling to operate. One of the most visible effects of the shutdown was its impact on national parks. Due to a pause...