Author: Indri Schaelicke

Indri is a high school senior. He is currently the Managing Editor of 71 Republic. His political views have been influenced by Ron Paul, F.A Hayek, and Milton Friedman. When he isn't writing articles for 71 Republic, he enjoys playing soccer, volunteering at the local animal shelter and reading.

After “Going Dark” on Twitter, John McAfee Posts Update

Indri Schaelicke | @Ischaelicke

After a cryptic tweet was put out on John McAfee’s twitter account by a member of his staff, crypto fans and followers of McAfee alike were puzzled by its meaning. The tweet revealed that the founder and former CEO of McAfee Associates would need to “go dark” for some time and that his Twitter account would be operated by his staff in the interim.

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Exclusive: Westwood High School Covers Up Shooting Incident

Indri Schaelicke | @ISchaelicke

Administrators at Westwood High School in Austin, Texas, may have engaged in a cover-up attempt of a shooting incident on school grounds on Wednesday, April 3rd. Controversy has arisen after several students stated that they witnessed a gunshot occur in a football locker room. The school, however, denied the presence of a firearm on campus at any point.

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Trump Lifts Requirement to Report Civilian Victims of Drone Strikes

Indri Schaelicke | @ISchaelicke

President Trump issued an executive order Wednesday that revoked a requirement for intelligence and military officials to declare certain unclassified information about foreign drone strikes.

Former President Barack Obama first established this policy via executive order. The order mandated that intelligence officials provide an “unclassified summary of the number of strikes” as well as “assessments of combatant and non-combatant deaths resulting from those strikes” each year.

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Baltimore to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Cases

Indri Schaelicke | @ISchaelicke

Marilyn Mosby, State of Maryland Attorney for Baltimore, announced on Tuesday that she would stop prosecuting cases of marijuana possession. Continue reading “Baltimore to Stop Prosecuting Marijuana Possession Cases”

Marco Rubio Proves Politicians Will Do Anything for Votes

Indri Schaelicke | United States

In January of 2016, speaking at a New Hampshire campaign event, Republican Presidential hopeful Senator Marco Rubio reaffirmed his pro-gun right stance. “I believe that every single American has a Constitution—and therefore God-given right—to defend themselves and their families,” Rubio said. The statements he made at this rally were clearly politically motivated- he was attempting to build a base of voters in a state with a strong commitment to gun rights, especially among Republicans. And it sort of worked- he received 10% of the vote in the New Hampshire Republican primary and came away with 2 delegate votes.

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