Data Firm Accused of Swaying Elections and Illegal Data Harvesting

Secretly-taken footage from a British investigative reporter shows Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm that has had numerous high-profile clients, had suggested swaying elections by entrapping politicians with prostitution and bribery. The footage was released on March 19th and records hours of condemnatory dialogue between the journalist and Alexander Nix, who was chief executive of … More Data Firm Accused of Swaying Elections and Illegal Data Harvesting

200,000 Salvadorans Face Potential Explusion

Since 2001, about 200,000 Salvadorans have been legally living in the United States; however, as of September 9, 2019 they will all have to be out of the United States or must obtain a green card. The Salvadorans were here because of a massive earthquake that struck their homeland in January, 2001: the worst earthquake … More 200,000 Salvadorans Face Potential Explusion

 Trump’s Stable Genius Tweet Receives Backlash and Inspires the Stable Genius Act

On January 6th, 2018, President Trump retaliated to the criticism he has faced after the release of Fire and Fury, by Michael Wolff, in the form of a strongly worded tweet. In this tweet, Trump most notably called himself a “stable genius.” The reaction to this tweet has been a mixture of both negative and … More  Trump’s Stable Genius Tweet Receives Backlash and Inspires the Stable Genius Act

FCC Votes on Net Neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission, often referred to as the FCC, made an extremely difficult decision. whether to vote for, or against, net neutrality. Net neutrality is defined as the principle that internet service providers (ISP) should enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or … More FCC Votes on Net Neutrality

Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Chill Sessions

On Thursday, January 4, 2018, Jeff Sessions revoked the Cole Memo, an Obama-era policy which has helped pave a road towards states legalizing marijuana. Sessions revoked the Cole Memo only days after a recreational marijuana market opened up in California, throwing the state for a loop. Sessions has been the 84th Attorney General of the … More Jeff Sessions Cracks Down on Chill Sessions

Trump Escalates Nuclear Tensions, Claiming A “Much Bigger And More Powerful Button.”

To start the new year off, the 45th President of the United States threatened nuclear Armageddon with a joke about his genitals. On January 2nd, Donald Trump retaliated against North Korean aggression with his preferred mode of communication, Twitter, and in doing so sparked fervent commentary across social media and around the world: “North Korean … More Trump Escalates Nuclear Tensions, Claiming A “Much Bigger And More Powerful Button.”

Current Government Shutdown Threats, History of Shutdowns, and What Happens During a Shutdown

By the end of January, hundreds of thousands of workers may be unemployed or unpaid. In recent months, President Trump’s wall has stirred up another storm of previously-settled issues between the Republican and Democratic sides of the government. Rejecting bipartisan proposals left and right, Mr. Trump has stuck to his plan of ridding the U.S. … More Current Government Shutdown Threats, History of Shutdowns, and What Happens During a Shutdown