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Addison Gallagher

Addison Gallagher
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Critics of Trump-Inspired ‘Julius Caesar’ Have Missed the Point

President Trump and Julius Caesar, ancient Roman politician additionally infamous for the Shakespearean play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, have an undeniable resemblance. The Public Theater in New York has seen and highlighted these similarities, stirring up controversy for their interpretation. The Tragedy of Julius Caesar romanticizes the actual events of the downfall of the Roman democracy and the dictatorship of Julius Caesar, who regulated autocratic rule in the civilization and appealed to the Roman

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James Comey Testifies Against Trump: “Lies, plain and simple.”

James Comey, former F.B.I. director, released information in a testimony relating to his abrupt termination by Donald Trump, revealing inevitable truths about the president: his persistence of ensuring loyalty and clearing up his name, despite Comey’s uneasiness. Trump had fired him from his position as F.B.I. director in May, stirring controversy as Comey was top official leading the investigation of the Trump administration’s possible collusion with Russia in regards to the 2016 presidential election. Comey, at

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Selective Outrage: Trump Condemned Kathy Griffin But Defended Ted Nugent When He Threatened To Lynch Barack Obama

Kathy Griffin made headlines in the media on Tuesday, after publishing a graphic image holding a fake, bloodied head in replication of Donald Trump. The advocacy of violence, in a time where diplomacy is already tense, was universally condemned by conservatives and liberals alike. As a result, Griffin’s long-time job at CNN, as well as an endorsement deal and scheduled appearance, were quickly terminated despite a nearly immediate apology from the comedienne. Within the media and general

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Trump’s Budget Proposal Highlights Flawed Priorities

“On January 21st of 2017, the day after I take the oath of office, Americans will finally wake up in a country where the laws of the United States are enforced. We are going to be considerate and compassionate to everyone,” Donald Trump said in an RNC draft speech in July 2016. “But my greatest compassion will be for our own struggling citizens.” January 21 has passed, and it seems that Trump’s promised empathy to the struggling

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