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Addison Gallagher

Addison Gallagher
Politics

Trump’s Ideas Are Transforming the Republican Party

President Donald Trump is dominating the Republican party standards with his divisive ideology, and those in disagreement with his ways are facing the decision of either conforming to the changing party or surrendering their position. “We have, actually, great unity in the Republican Party,” Trump expressed to reporters at the White House on Wednesday in the wake of heavy critique from Republican politicians. However, the unignorable tension caused by the pressure to adapt to Trump’s

Politics

The Las Vegas Shooting Was Not the Largest Shooting in U.S. History

Directly following the shooting that occurred at a  music festival in Las Vegas this past Sunday, headlines across the nation blared the news that “the largest mass shooting in the United States history” had taken place. And while approximately 59 people were killed in the shooting, it still fails to fill the title as our country’s deadliest shooting, and claiming that the Nevada attack was the largest shooting in our history is whitewashing our past.

Politics

We Shouldn’t Ignore That Trump Recently Signed a Bill To Nullify Obama-Era Gun Control Regulation

Back in February, Donald Trump quietly signed a bill to reverse gun control regulations established by Barack Obama that restricted mentally ill people from obtaining guns easily; a fact that, in the wake of the deadly shooting in Las Vegas on Sunday, should not be overlooked. The Obama-era rule instituted that people who received Social Security checks for mental illnesses and those who are considered unfit to handle their own finances were added to the

Politics

Taking the Knee Is So Much Bigger Than Football

This past Sunday night was defined not by football but by the debate of what it means to truly be an American and what values are most important, questioning stances on civil rights and freedom of speech. As a result of Donald Trump’s attack on sports, specifically, the National Football League, athletes across the country took a stand (or knee) on their morals in front of the entire nation. “There is no doubt this is

Politics

White House Wants ESPN Reporter To Be Fired For Simply Criticizing Trump

Jemele Hill, sports journalist for ESPN, stirred up controversy on Monday night after taking to Twitter to call Donald Trump a white supremacist, a “bigot” and “unqualified.” Her comments drew mass attention all across the political spectrum; angering conservatives with her blunt and strong views towards the president. Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists. — Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017 Although criticizing the president is

Politics

The Real Reason For Lack of Women In Politics

One of the first things said in my first AP Government and Politics class by my male teacher was the expression of satisfaction that more girls were joining the class, since women will always continue to be told what to do by men until they actually take an interest in politics. I sat there, amid the room filled half with boys and half with girls, wondering how someone could be so blind to the reality

Politics

Trump Is ‘Seriously Considering’ Racist Sheriff For First Pardon

As president of the United States, Donald Trump is entrusted with various powers; one of them being the ability to pardon someone for a crime or excuse them from punishment. In a recent interview with Fox News, Trump announced that he was “seriously considering” his very first pardon as president to be sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona, who is to face sentencing in October after acting against court orders to stop unlawfully arresting immigrants. The fact

Politics

Dear Donald Trump, Police Brutality Is Not a Joke

Donald Trump, once again, stirred up controversy in the media after making a comment to an audience of law enforcement officers in Long Island, New York last Friday that appears to condone police brutality. “When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, and I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’” Trump said to a laughing and

Politics

It’s Time To Stop Ignoring Child Marriage in the U.S.

At the age of eleven, most children across the country are entering sixth grade, having first crushes, going to the movies by themselves for the first time, or going to their first school dances. When Sherry Johnson turned eleven years old, she was being married off to her 20-year-old rapist. Johnson, after being raped four times by a member of her church resulting in impregnation, was forced into a marriage by her family and church

Feminism

No Right To ‘Bare Arms’ For Women In Congress

For some reason, as deemed in professional establishments all across the country, women wearing businesslike attire that reveals exposed shoulders are “unacceptable,” “distracting,”, or, as Speaker of the House Paul Ryan describes, a disagreement to “the core principles of proper parliamentary practice that are so essential to maintaining order and deliberacy” in the House of Representatives. Despite increasing temperatures in Washington D.C., professional attire that adapts to the warm weather is resulting in the denial

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