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Richard Barker

Op-ed

Bernie Is A Millionaire, So What?

On April 9th, Bernie Sanders admitted to a crowd of supporters that he indeed was a millionaire and promised that he will release his tax records. After this happened, there was an uproar by some on the right, claiming it’s hypocritical for Sanders to be “democratic socialist” and also be a wealthy person. For example Dan O’Donnell, a conservative radio host, cheekily tweeted, “Hey @SenSanders, just heard the great news about you becoming a millionaire.

Op-ed

Trump’s Threat to Close the Border is Desperate and Irresponsible

On Apr. 2, Trump claimed that he will close the border no matter what happens to the economy—it seems at this point he does not care. The president is determined to deal with the issue that’s been his biggest promise in his administration since it started, a solution to the so-called border problem. He’s pushed and pushed to get his supporters an acceptable solution and for much of his administration, it seems he has been

Op-ed

The Mueller Report Is Ammunition For Trump’s Rhetoric

The claim that the Trump campaign was colluding with Russians in the 2016 election has been haunting Trump like a phantom for the last two years. The investigation that Robert Mueller was conducting has been closely watched and what it says about the president could be permanently damaging. Well, the summary report from Mueller and the special security council came out to the public on Sunday, March 24. While it does show that the Russians

Politics

Hello, Mr President: Andrew Yang

Personal Background: If you don’t know who Andrew Yang is, don’t worry, you’re not alone in that; Yang is a new face for mainstream politics. Yang is running under the democratic party for a bid in the 2020 election. He has quickly gained a lot of ground and became a major contender for the Democrat candidate in an already crowded field. Yang is one of many Democrats who, like Bernie, call themselves “Democratic Socialist.” He

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