The deficit increase is surpassing the annual cost of the Departments of State, Education, Justice, and Treasury...combined. Sound like a national issue? It should.
By refusing to address an obviously delusional and ineffective executive, our Republican government officials are telling us: this is what we are, there is no better. And I blame Democrats for refusing to offer an enticing alternative, reinforcing the Right’s degrading view of this great nation.
As sociology begins to examine the finer points of our societal evils — institutionalized racism, implicit bias, etc. — we must be careful not to apply legitimate academic findings to a witch hunt of political correctness. Yes, political correctness is valuable in the sense that we should all be respectful of each other and exercise courtesy in our interactions, but when we begin to limit cultural exchange or free speech in the name of acceptance, we illegitimatize helpful attempts to build a more inclusive society.
With the 2018 midterms approaching, the average American, no matter her political beliefs, can see that Donald Trump has drascially changed the Presidency. So much so, one questions if he is fulfilling the role at all. One can only hope, for the good of the nation, that the man or woman who follows in his dopey footsteps can repair a fraction of what “President” Donald J. Trump has destroyed.
There's no doubt about it: the Chinese are cheating in global trade and development. The President has proposed widespread tariffs in response, but the potential impact on American consumers is dangerously high. We need a careful, intelligent approach to effectively handle Chinese agression.
The American Dream is for anyone who loves freedom and will work hard to achieve it, not just those who were lucky enough to be born within our borders.
After another mass shooting, the Left and the Right have fallen back on their well-worn refrains. It is time to make an effort to find some common ground; our polarization is responsible for the lives we have lost and those we will continue to lose.
Here we are: the government has shut down. Has that much really changed?
An announcement on Friday made short work of public trust in the integrity of Senators Graham and Cassidy.