Trump Supports a Man Accused of Misconduct (Again)

Trump Supports a Man Accused of Misconduct (Again) Annemarie Cuccia In what could only be described as an unsurprising, yet infuriating development in the saga of Trump White House scandals, staff secretary Rob Porter quit last week under allegations of physical and mental abuse concerning his two ex-wives. The reaction from the White House was, at best, mixed, and at worst, a chaotic attempt to push blame onto anyone but themselves. Initially, many staffers reportedly encouraged Porter to “stay and fight”, but when it became clear he would have to resign, they all crafted a unified message. And then promptly…

Empty Prayers: Is there a Cure for the American Epidemic of Gun Violence?

  Empty Prayers: Is there a Cure for the American Epidemic of Gun Violence? Sarah Ondak  It’s a demented game of Mad-Libs: A ______ (man or boy) _______ walks into a  __ (school, church, club, concert, theater) ___ and kills  _   (1-58)_____    ___   (bystanders, students,  teachers, parents, children) ____ with a      (semi-automatic weapon)     .   The story doesn’t seem to have much variation. This fact was noted by Nestor Ramos for the Boston Globe, who said of mass shootings, “There are only three things we don’t know about the next time: WHO, WHERE, AND HOW MANY?” According…

Charlottesville & Trump: A Father Afraid of Detachment

Photograph by Chloe Richards Film Photography “Flag” Charlottesville & Trump: A Father Afraid of Detachment Written by Whitney Thomas News Op-Ed On August 12, white supremacists gathered at the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee. Counter-protesters arrived and violence quickly ensued. Though this event occurred nearly three months ago, it has and will remain relevant indefinitely. As Trump’s presidency continues, the shock-factor of his actions have seemed to slowly decrease as we are bombarded with Trump’s missteps daily; however, the Trump’s response to Charlottesville is an…