Tag: Donald Trump

Politics and pop culture collide with turbulent political scene

Politics and pop culture collide with turbulent political scene

*This story was originally published in the first quarter issue of the Eagle Eye* American popular culture often reflects the political situation in the country at the time. In the 1960s, there was a staggering amount of musical soundscapes to the Vietnam War from famous artists, including Bob Marley. In the 1940s, the gospel, “We Shall Overcome,” was modernized to […]

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Dallas Cowboys lock arms and take a knee during the national anthem in protest of police brutality. Photo credit to Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Athletes should feel free to kneel during anthem

Ever since San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick kneeled for the United States national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner” in 2016, several other NFL players and teams have followed his example. The actions of these football players symbolize a peaceful protest against police brutality in America. The athletes are protesting in a variety of ways, such as locking arms with their […]

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President Trump has a decision to make regarding DACA

DACA was only a temporary fix

Since President Donald Trump vowed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a system devised by the Obama administration to protect immigrant youth from deportation, an outcry of protest has spread across the country. Most of these protests, including one organized by the Court Appointed Special Advocate Association (CASA) in front of the White House earlier this […]

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Trump discusses North Korea at the U.N. General Assembly. Photo courtesy of Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS

72nd assembly of the United Nations

Since its formation in 1945, the United Nations has served as an international body to promote peace and justice throughout the world. On Tue. Sept. 19 in New York the council convened for the 72nd session of the General Assembly to debate the major issues of the world, including climate change, nuclear weapons and North Korea. As the motorcades of […]

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Protesters gather at the Monroe Park campus of Virginia Commonwealth University. Photo courtesy of anonymous protester and contributor

U.S. businesses retaliate against recent executive orders

President Donald Trump’s executive order to ban all refugees Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017 has caused an uproar not only on social media and news outlets, but also from CEOs of big name corporations such as Apple, Starbucks and Facebook. In an effort to reduce terrorism and enforce national security, Trump signed an executive order that bans entry of immigrants from […]

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America Made the Wrong Choice on Election Day

America Made the Wrong Choice on Election Day

*This story was originally published in the December 2016 print edition of The Eagle Eye, and therefore does not include recent controversial political developments.* This year’s presidential election on Nov. 8 was one that was unprecedented – one that illustrates just how uncaring and bigoted the majority of (white) America is. The Department of Justice sued Donald Trump, the chosen […]

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Electors remain loyal to Trump and formally elect him as president

Electors remain loyal to Trump and formally elect him as president

Exceeding the required 270 votes to assume the presidency, on Dec. 19 Trump received 304 electoral votes and took the next step in the process to be declared President of the United States. While Clinton received 277, she won the popular vote by more than two percentage points. The official Electoral College results will be authorized on Jan. 6 by […]

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Trump wins presidency and America speaks up

With 279 electoral votes, Republican Donald J. Trump has been elected as the new President of the United States starting in 2017, surpassing Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, by just 51 electoral votes. In Trumps subsequent victory speech, he announced that Clinton called him to congratulate his victory. “I hope he will be a successful President,” Clinton said at a press conference […]

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Members of the MSD politics club show their support for Clinton at one of her rallies.

Trump takes presidential title

The insanity that was the 2016 presidential election has finally come to an end. Republic nominee Donald Trump has been elected the 45th president of the United States of America. Trump defeated Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s 218 electoral votes with a whopping 289 votes. Trump’s success can be credited to his huge wins in swing states Florida, Michigan, Texas and Pennsylvania, though Clinton claimed […]

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State of the American Presidential Election

State of the American Presidential Election

It’s not too much of a stretch to say that this is one of the worst elections in United States history. Americans immensely dislike both candidates: according to Reuters, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s respective 55 percent and 62 percent disapproval ratings rank as the two highest in the six decades that presidential disapproval has been measured. What’s sad about […]

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