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What the Loss Of Kirstjen Nielsen Means in Trump’s America

“Instability” has been a recurring theme since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, particularly for those closest to him and most accustomed to his agenda. Positions held within the Trump administration are beginning to seem less permanent than even the president’s most flippant (and almost always, later-contradicted) claims, as the latest firing of former Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, has positively affirmed. Akin to the host of previous expulsions, the implications are as complicated as the


Justice Department Bans Bump Stocks

On Tuesday, the Trump administration issued a new federal regulation that officially bans bump stocks. The firearm attachments enable semi-automatic rifles, which are legal in the U.S., to fire like machine guns, which are illegal. They are most notable for being used in the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, which was the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S., in which a gunman used them to kill 58 people and wound hundreds of others in a span


U.S. Ambassador to Panama Resigns, Says He Cannot Serve Trump Administration

John Feeley, the U.S. Ambassador to Panama, said he is resigning effective Mar. 9 from his position in the Trump administration. In his letter to the U.S. Department of State, Feeley said his decision was due to “personal reasons” and discussed the requirement of the position to serve the president and his policies. “As a junior foreign service officer, I signed an oath to serve faithfully the President and his administration in an apolitical fashion,


CVS Is Preparing to Buy Aetna Health Insurance for $69 Billion

CVS is getting ready to acquire health insurance company Aetna for $69 billion, according to recent reports. This would continue the current trend of disrupting traditional divisions in the healthcare industry, which is already bracing for possible instability because of proposed changes to government programs like Medicare. It would also be one of the largest mergers in the history of the healthcare industry. CVS already provides some coverage through a pharmacy benefits manager, or PBM. PBMs


This Week in the Trump Administration: Fossil Fuels Can Prevent Sexual Assault

After a trip to South Africa just last month in which he was supposed to discuss oil and gas partnerships, Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry, came back with some unexpected opinions. (Or maybe you expected this.) Just yesterday, Perry suggested that the high rate of sexual assault in South Africa was a direct result of the lack of fossil fuels and electricity within the area. Don’t panic, you read that right. Rick Perry genuinely believes


An Open Letter to Betsy DeVos: Do Better

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you are aware of the complete horror show which is Trump’s administration. You are also aware of what a fantastic job Betsy DeVos has been doing as the Secretary of Education (sarcasm). I find it quite ironic how on her website it states, “Betsy has been a national leader in the fight to boldly reform America’s broken education system” when it seems that nothing she has done has


Reporter Arrested For Asking Secretary Tom Price a Question

Donald Trump has continuously attacked the media throughout his campaign and presidency in hopes that their reports on his shortcomings will be discredited. Whether it’s a five a.m. rant on Twitter or in an interview with Sixty Minutes, our president has made clear that the media is his enemy. Now, his words are becoming actions, and his toxic distrust of the media is spilling over into the mainstream. On May 9th, reporter Dan Heyman from


Hail to the Victors: the University of Michigan & Neighbor Colleges Reject Trump Administration Muslim & Refugee Ban

Upon Jan. 27, 2017, President Donald J. Trump ratified an executive order regarding the entry of Muslim and refugee immigrants of seven countries, inclusive of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen. Nations exempt from the Democratic party and human rights advocacy organization-coined “Muslim Ban” are Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Russia—each coincidentally engaged in business with the officeholder. In summary, the ninety-day human embargo is illustrated as

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