Power & Politics

Drone documents leaked

Drone documents leaked

Power & Politics October 24, 2015 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion A new whistleblower has come forward roughly two years after Edward Snowden leaked classified information about wide scale domestic and international spying operations carried out by the NSA. This new leaker whose identity who is still unknown leaked documents pertaining to America’s drone program, which has comeRead More

Power and politics: Socialism on the rise

Power and politics: Socialism on the rise

Politics, Power & Politics September 29, 2015 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion In recent years, socialism has gained significant support as a political and economic ideology in the Western world. After decades of negativity associated with the concept, there are new signs that it is becoming more mainstream, as faith in capitalism continues to plummet. Perhaps the most vocalRead More

Power & politics: Trump beginning to change tone

Power & politics: Trump beginning to change tone

Politics, Power & Politics September 22, 2015 at 5:40 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion After skyrocketing in the polls, a new Donald Trump has begun to emerge after months of bombastic comments that led the candidate to utterly dominate the media cycle. Trump is employing a two-part strategy. The first is getting attention that would establish a base of support. Trump’sRead More

U.S. takes in Syrian refugees

U.S. takes in Syrian refugees

International News, Politics, Power & Politics September 15, 2015 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion The U.S. has agreed to take in 10,000 refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, an increase from 2,000. A majority of presidential candidates from both parties appear supportive of the measure. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stated the U.S. should take in more refugees and called the Syrian crisisRead More

Ben Carson surges in Republican primary

Ben Carson surges in Republican primary

Politics, Power & Politics September 10, 2015 at 3:07 am 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Since the start of the Republican presidential primary, the contest has remained fluid with many figures rising to prominence in the polls. Donald Trump maintains a lead in polling that has been sustained since early July, both nationally and in early states, including Iowa, New Hampshire andRead More

Power & politics: presidential history

Power & politics: presidential history

Politics, Power & Politics September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion In 2016, it is at least a possibility that the two leading candidates have been active in politics since the 1970s, longer than some voters have even been alive. Remember the last few Republican presidents we had? Let me remind you. Let’s start with George W. Bush.Read More

Power and politics: the winners and losers of the GOP debate

Power and politics: the winners and losers of the GOP debate

Politics, Power & Politics August 16, 2015 at 2:02 am 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Let’s take a look at who won and who lost the first Republican Primary debate. For the purposes of simplicity, we’ll be taking a look at the prime-time debate with the 10 highest polling candidates rather than looking at both debates. Additional debates may change the rosterRead More

Power & politics: voters in both parties value authenticity

Power & politics: voters in both parties value authenticity

Politics, Power & Politics July 28, 2015 at 8:21 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Donald Trump has had a very good week in politics. After a series of highly visible conflicts with Sen. John McCain, Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Lindsey Graham, CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Iowa’s largest paper The Des Moines Register, Trump has catapulted into the spot of top RepublicanRead More

Clinton implicated in Honduran coup, emails show

Clinton implicated in Honduran coup, emails show

By Zachary Toillion Recent emails released by the State Department shed new light on the U.S. response to the June 2009 Honduran coup. Publicly, the U.S. condemned the coup of President Manuel Zelaya after a great deal of international pressure. When Hillary Clinton was asked whether or not the U.S.Read More

Power & politics: Americans getting government they deserve

Power & politics: Americans getting government they deserve

Power & Politics June 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Americans disapprove of their government on almost every level. President Obama’s approval rating has been underwater for over a year and Congress has had an approval rating of less than 30 percent for more than a decade. Confidence in the Supreme Court has reached an all timeRead More