I'm not sure what people expect when they listen to a Donald Trump speech. In his State of the Union speech as president, Trump delivered a rather poised recount of his first year in the highest position in the land. He spoke about his tax cut, increase in wages, and African-American unemployment rates going down. To the uninformed, this all may seem like he was on his way to making good on his promise to, "Make America Great Again."
In the past days and weeks, we have seen how truly disorganized the Republicans in Congress are. Even with full control of the House, Senate, and the White House, they appear unable to pass an Obamacare replacement. This is due to two warring factions in the Republican Party: the moderates versus the conservatives.
Out of the nearly 200 independent nations that make up our world, we had finally come to a consensus back in 2015 on how to begin to combat Climate Change. Climate Change is real and is not a hoax. If you listen to doctors for health advice, or to lawyers for legal advice, why would you not listen to these scientific experts in this field of study?
Now I’ll be the first to say that I am not the biggest fan of the FBI Director. However, it is very abnormal for the FBI Director to be dismissed for apparently no real reason at all. It is abnormal for the director to be fired since there has been no dubious dealings or legal wrongdoings committed by Comey. Especially since he is heading the agency who investigating the President’s ties to Russia.
With Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the Republicans in the Senate having changed the filibuster rules for Supreme Court nominees on Thursday, you may have heard the phrase “going nuclear” quite often. You may also be wondering what “going nuclear” entails, what a filibuster is, and how this all affects you.