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    North Korea, Trump, and South Korea talk

    North Korea has conducted six nuclear tests and threatened to fire missiles at the US. Now, Pyongyang might have finally succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear weapon so that it can fit onto an intercontinental missile- a long dreaded moment for the US and its Asian allies. Kim Jong-Un’s regime is demanding representatives from the Kremlin be involved if Pyongyang and Washington negotiate. Vitaly Pashin, a member of Russia’s State Duma claimed Kim is ready to talk to the Trump administration just days after launching a missile capable of reaching the US mainland. He told Russian news agency that Kim is ready and willing to talk to President Donald Trump, but…

  • Opinions

    America and Russia approach Cold War-Relations

    The fiery and divisive election of 2016 brought anxiety for some, and joy for others. However, there is a far more frightening issue that lies beneath the results of the election and its immediate impacts. It was confirmed by the Office of The Director of National Intelligence that the Russian government organized the hacking of the Democratic National Convention. An intelligence community assessment claimed that there was evidence to support Vladimir Putin’s direct involvement in a plot designed to undermine American trust in the democratic system. Russia has repeatedly denied involvement in this egregious, information-age attack on a sovereign nation. After Syria was confirmed to have used banned chemical weapons…

  • Archived,  Opinions

    “Not my president” is an ineffective and dangerous protest

    Following President Trump’s election in November, many liberals began to champion the phrase “not my president” to protest a man they saw unfit to be president. The phrase soon became the battle cry for many of the political resistance movements that have sprung up in reaction to Trump’s presidency. Unfortunately, this chant prevents people from internalizing the fact that America elected a reality TV star as president. Trump is my president, Trump is your president, and we should use this fact to fuel our desire to inspire political change. Obviously, everyone understands that legally, Donald Trump is their president, but for people to say that he doesn’t represent them because…

  • Archived,  Arts & Culture

    Trump generates new wave of protest music

    During the most recent election cycle, few songs were played as often as YG’s “FDT” (F— Donald Trump). Now that Trump has assumed the presidency, there has been no shortage of anti-Trump anthems from all genres of music. As evident from the Trump administration’s difficulty finding performers from their inauguration, the music industry doesn’t seem to be fond of the president. However, it is unclear if this change in the country’s politics will lead to a music industry that will continuously pump out anti-Trump songs for the duration of his time in office. “Music comes out to fight government when the situation is dire,” explained senior Nicholas Batman. “In terms…

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    Global Trump Response

    Historically, the election of a United States President has had worldwide implications. Leaders from all over the world voiced their opinions immediately following Trump’s victory. The people of Mexico have had widespread feelings of fear and resentment towards the new president-elect. Immediately following the election, the Mexican Peso took a dive and citizens everywhere braced themselves for the turbulence they foresee ahead of them.  In one of Mexico’s most popular newspapers “El Universal” the election was referred to as “black Tuesday” by editor Hector Aguilar Camin. Donald Trump, who has made an array of statements against Mexicans has made plans to establish more protectionist trade policies and tighten immigration. The…