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Congress must protect Mueller if Trump fires Rod Rosenstein

Scott Shelton Staff Writer There have been doubts surrounding Rod Rosenstein’s job, according to mixed reports on Monday. Because of this, I believe Congress must create legislation protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation from executive interference.  Rosenstein is the primary obstacle between Trump and Mueller’s investigation, which Rosenstein oversees after Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself Read More

Faith compels me

Taylor Walding Variety Editor Throughout my three-year run with the Trop, I have avoided opinion writing like the plague. In person, I enjoy controversy and debate but stirring it up with an unknown audience behind computer screens seems far more daunting to me than a face-to-face discussion. Online debates further perpetuate an already polarized culture, leaving Read More

7 a.m. classes a violation of Geneva Convention

Taylor Walding Variety Editor In accordance with the Geneva Convention, representatives from the United Nations (UN) have outlawed 7 a.m. classes on grounds of inhumane treatment.  Violation of the law will now be considered an international war crime and tried in court. Miroslav Lajčák of Slovakia, the current president of the U.N., said upon the committee’s Read More

Republicans need a reality check

Sam Stroud Staff Writer In 2016, the Republican Party was victorious, holding on to both chambers of Congress and winning the White House.  However, in the aftermath of that election cycle, Republicans seem to have delusions about winning elections.  They now believe in the Trump formula: ignoring polls, disregarding red flags and moving farther away from Read More

Controversial Nike advertisment driven purely by business considerations

Sam Stroud Staff Writer Nike recently released a new advertisement featuring controversial former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The advertisement features a full image of Kaepernick’s face with the quote, “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything,” in front of the image.   Unsurprisingly, the ad has generated plenty of controversy, with some people vowing Read More

Editorial: NYT correct to print anonymous column by senior Trump administration official

In the wake of the controversy surrounding the anonymous column published in The New York Times last week, the editors of the Tropolitan fully support the Times’ decision to run the column without revealing the identity of the author.  The op-ed titled “I am part of the resistance inside the Trump administration” has brought an immediate Read More

Brett Kavanaugh Hearings 2018: Trump nominee the right choice for SCOTUS

Sam Stroud Staff Writer The battle to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy began on Tuesday as the Senate kicked off the confirmation hearing for president Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh.  In the months after Kennedy announced his time on the Supreme Court would be ending prematurely, Democrats have acted like petulant children who dropped their Read More

Brett Kavanaugh Hearings 2018: Senate shouldn’t confirm president’s Supreme Court pick

Scott Shelton Staff Writer  It seems President Donald Trump has appointed Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court to further his interests. Putting everything else aside, views on the powers of the American presidency alone should disqualify him from being on the bench. In a 2009 article for the Minnesota Law Review, Kavanaugh wrote that Congress should Read More