Topic: Donald Trump

Grundy ’20: Transgender military ban is unnecessary and bigoted

Columns, Opinions

Grundy ’20: Transgender military ban is unnecessary and bigoted

February 4, 2019 0 comments

Last month in a 5-4 decision, the United States Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration’s ban on the participation of most transgender individuals in the military to take effect — another unfortunate and harsh blow to transgender people in the United States.

Protesters gathered at the R.I. State House yesterday to denounce the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general, a move they believe puts Robert Mueller’s investigation in jeopardy.

Metro, News

Protesters call for Senate to protect Mueller probe

November 9, 2018 0 comments

Community members surrounded the R.I. State House late Thursday afternoon to denounce President Trump’s appointment of Matthew Whitaker as acting attorney general.

Miller ’19: If I put my fingers in my ears, will dissent disappear?

Columns, Opinions

Miller ’19: If I put my fingers in my ears, will dissent disappear?

September 25, 2018 0 comments

What do the firing of a former Secretary of State, the hiring of an FBI director, the possibility of an onset of nuclear war with North Korea and the conspiracy against a Russian leaker have in common?

The resistance repeats

The resistance repeats

May 25, 2018 0 comments

The votes were in, and the result was outrage. The newly elected Republican administration left many students fearing the nation’s future.

Op-eds, Opinions

Morelion ’20: Rhode Island must protect reproductive rights

April 20, 2018 0 comments

Reproductive rights, as usual, are under attack. Conservative activists have intensified their efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade and strip away access to abortion through legislation at the state level, both in Rhode Island and across the rest of the nation.

Tom Perez ’83, former secretary of labor, and Gina McCarthy, former director of the Environmental Protection Agency, said they are encouraged by seeing American citizens passionately participate in democracy.

News, University News

Former cabinet secretaries express hope despite Trump actions

April 13, 2018 0 comments

Pessimism was not in the room when former cabinet members Tom Perez ’83, senior fellow in international and public affairs, and Gina McCarthy, former director of the environmental protection agency, discussed their work and the Trump administration on Thursday.

Schiff, ranking member of the House intelligence committee, countered Republican opinions regarding Russia’s influence in the 2016 election.

News

Schiff talks Russian campaign interference

April 10, 2018 0 comments

The greatest threat currently facing the United States’ democracy comes from within, said U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-CA, during a Taubman Center for American Politics and Policy lecture Monday.

Columns, Opinions

Simshauser ’20: Rethinking Democrats’ strategy for 2020

April 4, 2018 0 comments

Following the 2016 presidential election — as the initial shock of President Trump’s victory began to wane — liberals looked to exit polling data, attempting to diagnose the exact factors that had felled Hillary Clinton’s ostensibly sturdy “blue wall.”

University releases plan to support DACA students

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University releases plan to support DACA students

March 20, 2018 0 comments

Though a recent decision from the United States Supreme Court has paused the Trump administration’s efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the University has developed plans to provide support to DACA recipients and undocumented students on campus in the event of the program’s suspension.

Columns, Opinions

Miller ’19: Award shows are partisan echo chambers

March 18, 2018 0 comments

On Sunday, March 4, the 90th Oscar award ceremony took place, featuring a star-studded guest list, much laughter, long speeches and, of course, politics.