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    Whistle-Blower Blows the Whistle on Trump, Ukraine Controversy

    On Aug. 12, an anonymous whistle-blower who is an officer at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), sent a complaint to the chairmen of the U.S. House and Senate Intelligence Committees, Richard Burr (R–NC) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) respectively. Detailing in this complaint was that he had “received information from multiple U.S. Government officials that the President of the United States is using the power of his office to solicit interference from a foreign country in the 2020 U.S. election.” The whistleblower was referring to the July 25 phone call where, he believes, President Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr  Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe and son Hunter Biden. Hunter…

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    OP-ED: Sanders leaves other candidates in the dust during third Democratic debate

    “I’ll tell you what I believe in terms of democratic socialism,” said Bernie Sanders (D-VT), 78, and Democratic candidate in differentiating his conception of democratic socialism from that of Venezuela.  “I agree with what goes on in Canada and in Scandinavia — guaranteeing healthcare to all people as a human right, said Business Insider.  “I believe the United States should not be the only major country not to offer paid family leave or medical leave.” After watching the third Democratic debate last month in Houston, Texas, I could not help but think that Sanders was the clear winner.  Sanders was the first candidate to advocate for free health care. Unlike…

  • Credit: Public Radio International Caption: William Barr testifies to the Senate about the contents of the Mueller report.
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    The results are in, or are they?

    Mueller! The Mueller Report! The investigation! That’s all political pundits and even ordinary citizens like ourselves have been able to talk about recently. On March 24, Attorney General William Barr announced a summary outcome of the report and sent a four-page summary of the long awaited conclusions from the Mueller investigation. The verdict was that the Trump Campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia during the 2016 election didn’t happen. But this was only the beginning. It has taken two years for the investigation headed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be completed. Aside from the summary sent to Congress on March 24, a redacted version of the report was released to…

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    Millennials and Politics

    On Feb 25th, 2019, the Queens College Student Association hosted a panel called “Millennials and Politics” during Free Hour. Held in honor of Black History Month, the panel focused on the up-and-coming generation of leadership and activism within the African-American community. The event was moderated by Aboubaker Hamida of the Student Association. To start off the event, Hamida opened up with an icebreaker, asking attendees what black history meant to them. Hamida asked the guest speakers questions submitted by students through a Google document. The guest speakers at the event were Natasha Williams, James Johnson and Edward B. Cooper Owens. Natasha Williams is a political consultant for the Women’s March…

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    Kanye vs. America: The Rapper’s Continuous Political Outbursts

    “My music isn’t just music — it’s medicine.” This quote was said by none other than the titular rapper and fashionista, Kanye West. He was once known as “Yeezy” and revered for his music. In the current day, most people are familiar with “Ye” the rapper who proudly boasts his love and support for President Donald Trump. It leads one to wonder, how on earth did this come to be?   West has always been political. The beginning of some of his bold statements can be dated back to 2005, during a televised celebrity fundraiser for Hurricane Katrina when Kanye West said on live television beside Mike Myers, “Bush doesn’t…