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    State of the Union Address: To the American People

    On Tuesday, Feb. 5th, after a 35-day government shutdown – the longest in U.S. history – President Donald Trump gave his second State of the Union address. With Vice-President Mike Pence and Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi seated behind him, President Trump started off with a message of solidarity, stating, “The agenda I will lay out this evening is not a Republican agenda or a Democrat agenda. It is the agenda of the American people.” Trump emphasized unity between the two parties; about the importance of compromise and the similarities both parties share. He reminded Congress that people on both sides want the same things: jobs, fair trade, better infrastructure,…

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    A presidency of “you’re fired!”

    On a subway station, it is a typical sight to see people entering and leaving the platform. And with only a year and a half of President Trump’s first term completed, the subway metaphor can be extended to reflect the country’s current political climate. After a series of multiple firings and resignations, from US Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates to Deputy White House Chief of Staff Katie Walsh, yet another member of Trump’s administration has left the building—Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, fired Deputy Director of the FBI, Andrew McCabe, on March 16th, a day before he was set to retire. The constant cycle of figures coming and leaving warrants a…

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    Protest into Power: The Second Annual Women’s March

    “Beautiful weather all over the country, a perfect day for all women to march,” read President Trump’s tweet on January 20th, exactly one year since his inauguration and, as he aptly noted, the 2018 Women’s March. Starting out as a single protest in Washington D.C and slowly gaining traction in major cities across the country, the first annual Women’s March turned out to become the largest sitting protest in U.S history. Over three million people in the states—and just over five million worldwide—joined together in demonstration against the misogyny and intolerance that won Trump the presidency, and to advocate for issues that were neglected under his campaign, including immigration reform…