Donald Trump may be on his presidential death-bed. Talks of impeachment following the Ukraine scandal lead many to believe the New York businessman is in his final days. Acid-wash the state of corruption. Hunt down those that look to foreign leaders to meddle in the American political process. We need pure, straightforward, old-fashioned democracy in the US. Or at least that’s what those who still have a degree of faith in the policial system say. However, Trump is nothing but a ritual sacrifice. Cutting out his heart on the altar of the holy democratic process would only serve to mask the hollow morality of Washington D.C.
Landon Mion | @landon_mion
House Representative Adam Schiff recently appeared on live television to read the transcript of the phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine. Instead of reading the transcript word for word, he added what he thinks Trump would have said if he were trying to secure an election. Later on, Schiff claimed it was a parody; however, he presented legitimately at the time of his broadcast appearance.
Planned Parenthood decided against accepting the 60 million-plus dollars it gets from Title X Funding. Why?
The reproductive healthcare company has bet on the Democrats winning the presidential race in 2020. Planned Parenthood withdrew its participation in Title X funding after the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed injunctions by federal judges against the Trump Title X administrative Rule.
Ellie McFarland | @El_FarAwayLand
America was struck this week with a hail storm of tragedy. This week there were three mass shootings- one in El Paso Texas, one in Dayton Ohio, and one in Gilroy California. The gunmen in these various crimes murdered, in all, at least 32 from the time of writing. So far in 2019 alone, there have been at least 17 deadly mass shootings in America. These bi-monthly cataclysms make America a unique figure amongst first world countries in the most shameful way possible. Among nations with gun control, America tops the list in the category of number mass shootings.
These murders and their following heartaches motivate people to enact restrictive gun legislation in the name of public safety. But this is not the answer. What is less obvious is the way we ought to combat restrictive gun control. The answer lies in the kryptonite to all gun regulation, Cody Wilson’s Ghost Gun.
The Federal statutes known as the Logan Act have been a hot topic in the mainstream news, with many figures accusing each other of committing felonious acts. Recently, Lt. General Michael Flynn was accused by many for urging the Russian government not to retaliate against American sanctions; at a White House press availability, President Trump claimed that “John Kerry violated the Logan Act. He’s talking to Iran and has had many meetings and many phone calls and he’s telling them what to do. That is total violation of the Logan Act.”