Trump negotiates with terrorists

President Donald Trump is dead wrong when he says that the recent peace agreement with the Taliban is a victory for the United States. The ink on the February 29 agreement wasn’t even dry when Taliban forces resumed attacks on Afghan government troops. Just days after calling the pact a great day for America, Trump conceded that it is highly likely that Taliban insurgents will overrun the Afghan National Security Forces and retake control of the country. Surely, a terrifying thought for many Afghani’s, particularly …

Forget the president, local elections matter more

Marking his first political speaking engagement since the end of his term, former President Barack Obama urged students at the University of Illinois to fight against President Donald Trump and his regime. The significance of the midterm election has been downplayed in years past and, in our current political climate, this coming November is shaping up to be one of the most important midterms to date.

Trump’s unilateral war power will cause global chaos

On Friday April 13, the United States, France, and the United Kingdom launched airstrikes against a number of targets across Syria after the strikes were ordered by US President Donald Trump in response to the Syrian Regime’s use of chemical weapons to kill civilians. The strikes show just how much power the office of the President now hoards over military decisions. The ability of the President to launch military strikes at any time and in any country without any oversight or accountability is dangerous for …

Column: A letter to President Obama

“A great man is a torch in the darkness, a beacon in superstition’s night, an inspiration and a prophecy.” – Robert Green Ingersoll Dear Mr. President, A week and a half ago our country went to the polls to vote for the person who will be our next commander in chief. As the election reached its denouement, I’ve now come to the realization that you now have only 64 days left in office.

Obama’s gun control move backfires

President Obama hit the ground running in 2016, renewing his initiative to implement what he calls “common sense gun laws.” Though the President’s recent executive actions mirror laws that California has been implementing for years, they will have an effect on gun violence in the Golden State. Past attempts by the President to push for gun reform have been met with strong opposition by Republicans in congress and members of the pro-gun lobby, and rightfully so. Since it’s not the responsibility of the executive to …