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Trump Accuses Democrats Of “Doing Nothing About DACA”

Donald Trump tweeted on February 1, 2018, stating, “March 5th is rapidly approaching and the Democrats are doing nothing about DACA. They Resist, Blame, Complain and Obstruct – and do nothing. Start pushing Nancy Pelosi and the Dems to work out a DACA fix, NOW!” March 5, 2018, is the deadline that is set for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as the DACA program. If you’d like more information on what

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At Least 25 Confederate Monuments Are Being Removed in Response to Charlottesville

Following the protests and violence in Charlottesville, (wherein groups of torch-bearing alt-right protesters gathered for a “Unite the Right” rally which quickly became violent when James Alex Fields drove a car into a crowd of people, killing one and injuring 19), citizens, reportedly, began pressuring their city officials to take down remaining Confederate monuments, therefore, despite Trump’s blatant adoration for these disgusting statues (or as he described them: “beautiful” monuments which “will be greatly missed”) at least

International

UN Security Council Imposes New North Korea Sanctions

The UN’s Security Council passed Resolution 2371 on Saturday. The resolution was unanimously passed with 15 votes in response to North Korea’s continued testing of ICBMs, which was in violation of previous UN resolutions. The resolution, drafted by the U.S., bans exports of coal, iron, iron ore, lead, lead ore and seafood to North Korea. The bill also prohibits increasing the number of North Korean laborers abroad and bans any new investment ventures with North Korea. This

Politics

The Truth About Trump’s New Cuba Policy

Trump declared an official “reversal” on American and Cuban relations while speaking in the heart of Little Havana, Florida on Friday. He denounced Cuba’s “communist domination” and advocated for humans rights to be restored to the Cuban people. The President plans to restrict tourism in America to the Caribbean island. “The previous administration’s easing of restrictions on travel and trade does not help the Cuban people, they only enrich the Cuban regime” Americans cannot individually

Op-ed

Should Guns Be Banned In The United States?

Image Courtesy of Vox. The so-called “war” on guns has been in full effect, and now, under full inspection ever since the Trump administration took office. Since the whole concept is a fiasco in itself, I am here to analyze the dangers of firearms and the cautionary steps we must take as a country to reduce violence as much as possible. It’s no secret that gun violence is a burning issue in this country. “What

Politics

U.S. Strikes Syrian Airfield Base

As a response to earlier this week’s chemical weapons attack by the Assad regime, the United States military struck a Syrian airfield. This marks the first U.S military operation against an Arab government since President Barack Obama’s intervention in Libya in 2011. The attack launched more than 50 Tomahawk missiles into Syria, who was targeting the al-Shayrat military airfield. The attack from the U.S. was a clear response to the chemical weapons that killed around 70 innocent

Politics

Step Aside, United States. Here Comes Canada, the New Safe Haven for Immigrants

Ever since the unexpected electoral win of Donald Trump as president, an increase in immigration to Canada has been observed. Canadian border patrols have termed these undocumented immigrants as refugees. These refugees consist of Ghana and Somalia citizens, one of the seven countries in Trump’s Muslim ban. Another group is Mexican immigrants who have been detained at the Canadian border. Mexican immigrants fear Trump’s imposing laws that go against them, such as ICE knocking at

Politics

Marijuana To Be Legalized In Canada by July 1, 2018

The legalization of marijuana for both recreational and medical usage has been a recurring hot topic globally for years. From the hippies and free thinkers of the new age in the 70s to people nowadays- consumption of marijuana and the THC it contains that gets the user high is almost normalized, in some places more than others. While only a handful of U.S. states have medical marijuana legalized, an even smaller amount (just 8 out

Politics

4 Politicians That Will Restore Your Faith In American Politics

With the culture of political distrust and government backlash the United States has been experiencing in recent times, it seems as if all politicians can be branded as corrupt. Although none of these politicians are by any means perfect, these political figures possess a certain level of badass that may make you have slightly more faith in American politics again. Kyrsten Sinema Popularly dubbed as the “woman of firsts,” Congresswoman Sinema is the first openly

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