Democracy Challenged: The new face of the Republican Party: leaderless, disengaged, and in disarray

The Republican party faces a political identity crisis. With the death of Senator John McCain, the nation is stripped of the last true ‘maverick’ of the Senate. No other Republican has the gall and determination needed to return the senate to ‘regular order.’ What’s left is gallivanting politicians, only aiming to make the next news cycle. As an independent-minded […]

Democracy Challenged: The DACA Debacle

In 2012 President Obama established the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals using executive power. This program, commonly known as DACA, allowed minors who entered the United States illegally to receive a renewable two-year period of deferment from deportation. However, in September 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the government would be rescinding the program, […]

Democracy challenged: Donald Trump’s war on renewable energy

“Democracy Challenged” is a political column which brings to the forefront issues in American politics and challenges conventional beliefs. Donald Trump is obsessed with saving a dying industry. Although most of the 45th President’s promises are empty and meaningless, he has consistently spoken about saving the coal industry, and recently acted on that promise. Just […]