Earlier this month, the nation marked the nineteenth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terror attacks with our usual solemnity, care, and grief. Photos of the burning World Trade Center were once again splashed across social media, lest anyone get the impression that they had forgotten the event which so scarred our collective consciousness.
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.
If you want to completely replace U.S. capitalism with an entirely different socialist society with free college, free healthcare, and cut off trade with many foreign countries, you are in luck. As of Tuesday, February 19, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is running for president of the United States in 2020. In order to increase his number of supporters, Bernie had to throw a few low blows at current President Donald Trump, calling him “the most dangerous president in modern American history,” and he didn’t stop there.
Another day, another shooting. The latest Thousand Oaks shooting makes 307 mass shootings in 311 days. A mass shooting is defined as the violent killing of 3 or more people by any type of gun. It is evident that the United States has an epidemic of mass murders, and that they lack the governmental leadership to end it. President Trump has shown no sympathy for those affected by gun violence under his presidency. After the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Trump visited only the families who are registered Republicans. He did not even call the rest to offer condolences. He did visit a survivor in the hospital, and inappropriately said “He’s a sick puppy” in reference to shooter Nicholas Cruz, and took smiling photos with the victim.
President Trump became a laughingstock on the world stage
On 26th September 2018 President Donald Trump held the fourth solo press conference of his presidency. President Trump most likely held this conference in order to fight back against his administration’s numerous scandals, as well as the incredibly controversial nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The presser also took place only one day after Trump was laughed at while speaking at the United Nations General Assembly. This should have been a fairly straightforward speech by Trump. However, as with all things the President seems to be involved in, the conference quickly derailed and devolved into utter absurdity.
“I like beer,” Judge Kavanaugh insists repeatedly while denying that he ever sexually assaulted anyone
Imagine you’re a refugee, or an immigrant, living in the United States. You work hard every day, delivering food so that you can make enough money to provide for your family, something I think most Americans can relate to. One day, you get a call to deliver food to a place you’ve gone to many times before. When you arrive however, they ask to see I.D. You can’t provide what they are asking for , you’re arrested.
The 2018 Winter Olympics kicked off in PyeongChang, South Korea with the opening ceremony on Friday, February 9. The competition actually kicked off a couple days early on the 7 for sports like Alpine Skiing and luge. Additionally, because of the time difference between here and South Korea, NBC started broadcasting the figure skating team event on Thursday, probably so they could make more money in ads, but hey figure skating is one of the most popular Winter Olympic sports.
On January 21st, 2017, hundreds of thousands of women gathered together to protest the inauguration of the newly elected President Donald Trump. On the first anniversary of what is now known as the Women’s March, hundreds of thousands of protesters again took to the streets wearing pink “Pussy Hats” in major cities and small towns to protest the 45th president.