Anonymous Sources vs President in Tweet

By: Rae Arnett “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost,” stated Thomas Jefferson in a letter to James Currie in 1798; a concept that holds true to this day. The constitution states: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances” The first amendment,…

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What the Trump is an Alternative Fact

By: Rae Arnett This week, as I was watching the Trump Administration take full swing, I admit that I was curious about what, if any, campaign promises he would fulfill. I was anxious to see what he might tweet, what he might say, and who he might nominate for confirmation. I was not expecting a pissing contest about inauguration crowd sizes nor was I expecting the absurdity that is “alternative facts”. Senior Advisor to Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, explained that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s interesting first interaction with…

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Trump’s Cabinet

By: Chris McManigal One of the first duties of any new President is to choose the people he wants to work in his Administration. Those people are referred to as his Cabinet and consist of people generally considered to be experts in their respective fields that are expected to serve as advisors to the President during his term. If confirmed by the Senate, they serve as Secretaries of Executive departments. Trump hasn’t announced his picks for all Cabinet positions yet, but here’s look at who he’s tapped so far. Trump’s…

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Hindsight: A Retrospective on the Presidency of Barack Obama

By: Chris McManigal Part 1: The Good It’s no secret that people have highly charged opinions about Barack Obama and his Presidency. Ask some and they’ll say they already miss him, ask others and they’ll say he’s the worst thing to ever happen to this county. So what is the reality? That answer can be subjective, of course, either somebody likes the guy or doesn’t, but Obama’s term, like any other, can be summarized by the numbers. First, let’s define terms. Two markers are commonly used to take the national…

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Presidential Firsts

By: Chris McManigal No matter who wins the upcoming election on November 8th, another milestone among our Presidents will be reached. If Hillary Clinton wins, she will be the first woman President in US history and if Donald Trump wins he will be the first billionaire. But there have been many firsts over the years. Here is a look back at many of them. The ultimate first is, of course, our first President, George Washington. He became President after being elected by a unanimous Congressional vote in 1789. He was…

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