Tag: Donald Trump

Opinion

Trump’s unclear stance on Syria: CRSA’s response

By the Committee for Refugee Student Access On April 4, a chemical attack was carried out in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, killing upwards of 70 civilians. The U.S. was quick to blame Syrian Dictator Bashar al-Assad, and, just a day later, President Trump launched 59 tomahawk missiles at the Shayrat airbase in retaliation, the…

Opinion

Bending the arc of history back and forth

In politics, it seems there is nothing new under the sun. A century ago, on 5 February 1917, Congress passed by an overwhelming majority the first legislation in American history restricting immigration. Due to chaos and conflict abroad, the bill enjoyed broad popular support, and Congress easily overrode President Woodrow Wilson’s veto. The law prohibited…

Opinion

Democalypse 2016: Forecasting a summer of election madness

In my final article of the year, I think it’s important to reflect on the roller coaster of a primary we have experienced thus far, as well as provide some insight for the coming months. This election has been unpredictable and unconventional since day one. If the pundits and experts had been correct, we would…

Sports

A message from Al Storm

I am currently addressing the people of Macalester and the world. Yes, it is true that I’m going to be at the Al Storm Games this year, 2016. I will be there, but you may not know who I am; I may disguise myself while I’m there. But, regardless, I’ll be giving the students a…

Opinion

Democalypse 2016: Analyzing possible paths for MN legislature

Originally, I had planned to discuss in more detail the race between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump. However, I was reminded that the presidential election is not the only important race we should pay attention to in 2016. While most Americans see the president as the most influential government official, the reality is that most…