On January 21st, millions of women marched around the world in opposition to the incoming Drumpf administration. The most anticipated march, taking place in Washington D.C., had over 470,000 people marching, around three times more than the estimated amount of people who attended Donald Drumpf’s inauguration.
2016. What is the first thing it makes you think of? Harambe? The Dab? The Election? Whichever it is, most were important. The dab shaped American society. Harambe caused a major meme. The election changed the future. But what other, more obscure controversial events were influential last year?
The Election of 2016 has been one of the most controversial, dividing and hate filled elections in the course of US history but what’s truly scary is the effect on hate related incidents.
Presidents are famous while they are in office. What happens to presidents once they leave their post? This question is especially relevant now that Barack Obama’s second term is ending.
A month ago, President Barack Obama made his last presidential trip to Europe and Latin America. He came on the losing side of two big political conflicts, “Brexit”, the vote by Great Britain to leave the European Union, and the 2016 United States election. Cracks have formed between European countries that the election of Donald Trump has only widened. Continue reading Obama’s Last Trip
On November 8th, 2016,the citizens of the US went to the polls to cast their vote for the 45th president of the United States. Donald Trump was elected to the office of the President of the United States, even though he did not win the popular vote. The county is divided in its reaction to the results of the election. While some people find Trump’s victory a triumph and a promise for positive change, others are apprehensive about what his term may look like and what actual changes he will bring about.
A few weeks ago I interviewed Thomas Edsall, the New York Times Weekly Opinion Columnist, about what how a Trump presidency can affect us all. The interview took place before the election, but the quotes are still in context and reflect Mr. Edsall’s opinions on Donald Trump.
Continue reading Trump as President: Student Talks Politics with NYT Columnist Thomas Edsall
It is the natural desire of humans to know absolutely everything that there is to know. The responsibility to deliver this information falls to one group: the media. With this huge responsibility it is only right that the information delivered must be “the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.” However, one thing falls in the way of this dream: bias. Continue reading The Bias Controversy
The 2016 election has been fodder to every talk and television show that in any way covers politics. They have filled their shows with commentary on the elections and skits mocking the candidates and their views. One of these shows is Last Week Tonight, hosted by British comedian John Oliver.
Some people love them, some hate them. The topic of Syrian refugees has been controversial for the last couple of years. Ever since the Syrian War of 2011, residents have been fleeing Syria, attempting to escape the civil war taking place. The situation with the Syrian refugees is known to be the largest humanitarian crisis in over a decade.
Continue reading Should America Accept Syrian Refugees?
Rodrigo Duterte became the 16th President of the Philippines on June 30, 2016. Throughout his term, he has cursed at officials, made rape jokes, and even killed a man with a submachine gun.
Over a year has passed since the election cycle has started, and it has been a very long year. When Trump first started running he was thought of as a joke. Many rumors and scandals kept on coming out, each time getting crazier and crazier, but somehow more believable.