Mudslinging and Dodging Questions in Broken Spanish

The Democratic Party kicked off its quest to find a challenger to President Trump over the summer. In total, four debates took place over four days, due to the large number of candidates. The first two of these debates took place on June 26-27 on NBC, and the second two debates took place on July 30-31 on CNN. Key topics in each debate included healthcare reform, immigration, gun control, race relations, and U.S. foreign policy. Many controversies surrounded the debates, including comments made by former Joe Biden about working together with segregationist Senators. NBC and CNN have also come under fire for the manner in which they have organized the debates, and also the amount of speaking time given to each candidate.

Pringles, Sour Cream and Blindness

Pringles, deli ham, french fries, white bread, a British teenage boy. These all seem like harmless things, but according to Bristol University they are a recipe for blindness. Recently in the United Kingdom a teenage boy’s picky eating habits led to complete vision loss. He would only eat Pringles, french fries from a local restaurant, white bread, and slices of ham. To me, this seems like a completely acceptable diet. It hits every food group: carbs and ham. But according to researchers, this diet’s lack of key nutrients and certain vital vitamins and minerals has the potential to cause optic neuropathy: a fancy, scientific way of saying you’re irreversibly blind.

Keep an Eye on Your Money

You may have heard from your friends in Gabelli or those majoring in economics talking about the “yield curve inversion,” and perhaps simultaneously panicking about their Robinhood or E*Trade accounts. So, the question you are surely asking is “what exactly is the yield curve?” A yield curve is often used by economists and investors as an indication of where the economy is heading. It is associated with a financial instrument known as Treasury bonds.

Olivia Jade says… Eff the Press!

Olivia Jade Giannulli has become the face of the college admissions scandal, and she’s fed up! Rightly so? Let’s find out. A quick recap:

Olivia Jade Giannulli, daughter of Lori Loughlin ,Aunt Becky from Full House, and Mossimo Giannulli ,a guy who designed clothes for target, had been steadily growing her social media influencer career, and her YouTube and Instagram accounts had each amassed over one million followers. Despite her light-hearted daily vlogs and beauty videos, she quickly became the antagonistic mascot of the college admission scandal once news surfaced that her parents had paid around $500,000 for her to attend the University of Southern California under the guise of a sports scholarship.

Up the Junction

In America, the world of European politics can be a bit of a foreign concept to us (Pun is entirely recognized). As complicated as the feuds and policy decisions of the United States government are, Europe is far worse than you could imagine. This article is going to dive in on the most eminent disaster-in-waiting to face Europe; Brexit. Brexit, or the British exit from the European Union, has been over a three year process all started by a referendum to leave the E.U. in June of 2016. Now I know what you’re thinking, “If they already voted to leave, why didn’t they leave already?” Well curious reader, on the original ballot it never asked questions about how they should leave or what the parameters of a deal with the E.U. to leave would be, leaving all of that up to the law makers.

Wake Up, America

During World War 2, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt ordered all Japanese Americans into internment camps in order to dissuade the fears of paranoid Americans that Japanese citizens would feel sympathetic towards the Japanese Empire and undermine U.S. war efforts. In 1944, the now infamous Korematsu v. U.S. decision was announced by the Supreme Court. It upheld the interment of Japanese citizens as security precaution, a sort of pseudo-variation of the “clear and present danger” test established in Schenck v. U.S. that helped to regulate free speech cases. The decision was appalling, and it is looked down upon as one of the most disgraceful acts committed by the U.S. Many have thought that the days of locking up people in crowded camps were down. They were wrong.

Taking Some Notes

I know what you’re thinking. “Why would you even suggest something like this. Do you honestly think Democrats should move to the right in this upcoming election cycle?”
Of course not. I’d like to think I’m a pretty liberal guy, our system should work for everyone. However, when it comes to organization and strategy, the Democrats have not exactly had the best strategy for dealing with Trump in the past few elections.

What Independence Day Means to Me

Every 4th of July it’s one of my family traditions to watch the T.V. musical “1776”. The musical details the meetings of the First Continental Congress as they grapple with the question of whether to declare independence from the English Empire. With a rich score and fantastic acting performances, it makes for a charming retelling of how our country came to give the middle finger to the biggest, and baddest empire of the era.