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On August 11, 2017, a group of white supremacists and neo-Nazi terrorists descended on Charlottesville, Virginia to (supposedly) protest the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee. These protests ended with multiple injuries and the death of one counter-protestor. This violence has reignited the debate over what place (if any) these monuments have in today’s society. I believe...
Read Godfrey's other political commentaries here: Making America Great Again: Trump’s First State of the Union Trump’s Presidency: A Review of the First 100 Days Health Care and the Job of the State Wage Gap or Information Gap? "When one knew that any document was due for destruction, or even when one saw a scrap of waste paper lying about, it was an automatic...
On January 20th, 2017, to the horror and shock of people around the world, former reality star Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the President of the United States of America. Trump has proceeded to flail his way to the lowest approval ratings of any president in modern history, with only 40% of the country approving of his...
On January 20th, 2017, Donald J. Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. On January 20th, 2017, protesters amplified their assault proportionately to the amount of media coverage of a fabricated Russian conspiracy theory in attempts to delegitimize the president. However, the Donald persisted and achieved a historical pace of executive orders (43)...
Should and can the government provide healthcare for all of its citizens? That is the question that has been at the center of the healthcare debate since it began. The modern GOP says that the less federal government interference in healthcare the better, the greater access consumers have to a wide market the better the coverage overall will be and...
Recently, the American Health Care Act (TrumpCare) passed through the House of Representatives. In short, the bill will de-fund Planned Parenthood, remove the individual mandate, give states the choice of charging more for those with preexisting conditions, give states the ability to opt out of ObamaCare’s ban on lifetime limits, and caps out-of-pocket costs. The bill, however, trims around the...
In an age where succinct sound bites of information, snaps, and tweets eclipse studies and cross-referencing information, TL;DR (too long didn’t read) and social media has ushered us into an age dominated by headlines and articles that oversimplify complex issues. We have grown accustomed to digesting complicated information in a title and having simple conversations about complex issues. But...
(photo of Pyongyang, by How Hwee Young, EPA) Parading through the streets of Pyongyang, festooned with colorful banners in a sea of uniformed soldiers, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) flaunts its increasingly advanced missile technology.  The lavish occasion, which marked the 105th birthday of North Korean founder, Kim Il-Sung, was meant to display North Korea’s advancing nuclear weapons...

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