Author: Lydia Kurkoski

DOJ Stopped Investigation Of Clinton Foundation

The DOJ reportedly blocked a request made by the FBI to administer an investigation of the Clinton Foundation earlier this past year. In the midst of the federal investigation probing the private email server Clinton used during her time in office as Secretary of State, 3 different FBI offices offered to conduct searches into the foundation. However, the public integrity unit of the DOJ denied all requests to look into any possible corruption. This news is surfacing only a month after FBI director came forward recommending the DOJ not pursue charges against the former Secretary of State. But this week...

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Evan McMullin: The Unlikely Candidate

Yesterday morning BuzzfeedNews published an article announcing the possible presidential campaign run of veteran CIA officer Evan McMullin. McMullin is also the chief policy director of the House Republican conference. As an individual entering the presidential race in August, McMullin would certainly add to the absurdity of this election. According to the article, the possible independent candidate has a chance of bringing in serious donor support. Evan McMullin is also a graduate of Brigham Young University. His alumnae status could hep him pull major support in Utah, a state in which Trump has seriously failed in garnering support. While McMullin’s platform...

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Millennials Need to Vote

Millennials have recently surpassed baby-boomers as the largest generation in the American electorate. So why are we flopping in voter turnout? In the presidential election in 2008 18 – 24 year olds had an average voting rate of 48.5 percent. For the same year, 25 – 44 year-olds voted at a rate of 60%. Individuals aged 45 – 64 years voted at a rate of 69.2 percent. The age group including those over the age of 65 voted at 70.3 percent. While most people assume that the older generation is more likely to vote, few consider what these percentages...

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“Microaggressions” Have Been Taken Too Far

If you have spent any time on a college campus, you have probably faced the term “microaggressions.” Microaggressions are remarks perceived as racist, sexist, or otherwise perceived as offensive to a marginalized social group. In the past year alone, campus social activists have rioted and protested in the name of this idea, demanding massive reforms from their schools and institutions. Recently, Derald Wing Sue, the professor that co-published the document “Racial Microaggressions in Every Day Life” has come out with some serious criticisms of what the term has become.  Professor Sue always intended his research to be used as educational above all else.  He said in his interview, “I was concerned...

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More Money, More Problems?

Since early in his campaign, Trump preached of his fundraising strategy. For the entirety of his primary run, Trump did not take any money from supporters. Trump fully self-funded his primary campaign. Obviously, winning the nomination changed the game. A campaign for presidency requires much more money. In order to meet the needs of a presidential campaign, Trump started fundraising. However, depending how you look at it, fundraising has not been a completely successful endeavor. Trump has been fundraising significantly less money than Hilary Clinton. He is racking up less money from both supporter donations and Super PACs. Trump...

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