Constitutional amendment cannot be a campaign issue

Scott Shelton Staff Writer President Trump suggested he could get rid of the 14th Amendment, which guarantees birthright citizenship, by simply issuing an executive order.  “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment,” Trump said in an interview with Axios. “Guess what? You don’t. “You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.” This would clearly be a violation of the powers of the presidency and the United States Constitution.  Any amendment…

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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 the center. If they don’t remedy their errors soon, they will be in drowning in a blue wave come November.  The biggest fallacy Republicans are making is ignoring the polls.  In 2016, the polls…

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Fighting media bias requires that we educate ourselves

Matt Firpo Contributor The news, which was confined to radio and television broadcasts several decades ago, now inhabits our social feeds and notifications on our phones.                 The jump-start of technology in the 21st century goes hand-in-hand with the rapid evolution of journalism, creating an information overload that confronts the average citizen with a single issue. The growing ocean of news sources seems to drown out any coherency to be found in a whirlpool of biased, twisted statements that all seem to draw…

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The New York Times is not our savior

Sam Stroud Contributor On Feb. 27, 2018, President Donald Trump tweeted that several well-known news publications, including The New York Times (NYT), are the “The Enemy of the People.” There was deservedly a lot of pushback from both sides of the aisle for these and other similar statements he made. Trump has a history of attacking the media. While most of Trump’s attacks are unfounded and purely based on his need to lash out at people he doesn’t like, the media do undercut their credibility by not evaluating themselves honestly…

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Tapes point to Trump being racist

Scott Shelton Staff Writer While I realize calling someone a racist is something that should not be taken lightly, the president of the United States, unfortunately, is one. Omarosa Manigault New­man, former White House aide and longtime friend of President Donald Trump, has released a number of secret recordings from her time in the White House. Now there possibly exists a recording of Trump using racial slurs. In her new book, “Unhinged,” Omarosa claims Trump used racial slurs on the set of “The Apprentice,” a show that Trump hosted, and…

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