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Trump lashes out with government shutdown

Trump lashes out with government shutdown

January 25, 2019

Usually, when a child doesn’t get what they want, they throw a tantrum. Their parent reprimands them, and hopefully they learn. But, the issue arises when our president acts in the same manner: like...

Former President George W. Bush shakes hands with Senator Jay Rockefeller after signing the FISA on July 10, 2008.

Politicians use America’s surveillance agencies to spy on opponents, Trump is among the victims

Will Dean January 25, 2019

There used to be a bipartisan consensus that the weaponization of America’s surveillance agencies to target political opponents was wrong. This is no longer the case. During the 2016 election season,...

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu with President Trump in Washington, D.C. in March 2018.

Trump’s Iran deal decision proves wise

Will Dean June 15, 2018

This past April, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced to the world that the Iranian government lied. The Mossad, Israel’s intelligence agency, had obtained over 100,000 documents from...

There has been speculation that Oprah is considering running for presidential election in 2022.

Celebrities in Washington: Stay in Hollywood or get political experience

Vaughn Battista March 2, 2018

As 2020 nears, more and more articles like Politico’s “The Serious Case for Oprah 2020” arise. Donald Trump’s approval ratings are at an all-time low, leading some to suggest replacements for the...

EICs Izzy Cavazzoni and Courtney Kushnir look back on their time with The Inkblot.

Political division builds tension in school, nation

January 12, 2018

Nov. 9, 2016. Months of heated debate and speculation over the election culminated in one morning, a frenzy of students crying and friends consoling each other - or in sharp contrast - congratulating one...

Donald Trump is one of the politicians recently imitated on SNL.

Comedians get political

Kaitlyn Hammond September 15, 2017

Since President Donald Trump’s election, many late-night TV shows, such as “The Late Night Show With Stephen Colbert” have seen an increase in ratings.  Studies show it’s the use of political...

U.S. Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos at the 2017 Political Action Conference.

Students would reap the benefits of school choice

Will Dean May 8, 2017

Betsy DeVos was confirmed as President Trump’s Secretary of Education on Feb. 7 in a 51-50 Senate vote. DeVos is an avid proponent of school choice, a controversial topic which focuses on how money for...

About 470,000 people participated in the Womens March in Washington D.C. on January 21.

Activists utilize social media to bring change

Sally Ehlers April 20, 2017

Activism has been prevalent since the start of the United States and is still a common occurrence in 2017. As the times and technology have changed since the American Revolution, many utilize social media...

Photo obtained from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository, through Creative Commons.

Hollywood can use films to spread politic ideas

Vaughn Battista April 19, 2017

With such a controversial president, it seems that Hollywood has become increasingly political, especially through award shows. From Jimmy Fallon’s Trump one-liners to Meryl Streep’s six minute speech...

Photograph by Gage Skidmore, obtained through Creative Commons.

Twitternation: politicians work social media into political platforms

Lara Graney April 19, 2017

The hashtags. The likes. The retweets. For some social media users, Twitter is just that. But for the modern-day politician, the versatile 140-character message can be a powerful weapon, self-endorsement...

With his family by his side, Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.

Obama’s legacy is filled with failures and lies

Will Dean March 13, 2017

The day is Jan. 20, 2009. Barack Obama has just been sworn in as president, making history as the first African American to do so. Americans and people across the world are filled with hope and excitement...

Russian hacking could have potentially had an effect on the US Presidential Election.

Russian hacking affected the US election

Colin Martin March 6, 2017

The United States Director of National Intelligence released a report concluding that Russia had interfered with the 2016 presidential election in the United States on Jan. 6, 2017. The report states...

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