Donald Trump is no stranger to controversy. From sexual misconduct allegations to claims of unethical business ties, the media has left no stone unturned. However, the executive order banning immigration from seven countries has ruffled feathers in an unprecedented way. I appreciate Trump’s adherence to his campaign promises; his turnaround time is remarkable. But this EO has already done more harm than good to the reputation of his administration, and the aggressive resistance he faces from the general public is not worth the marginal approval gain from his supporters. And here’s why. Put simply, it was sloppy. For every clarification Sean Spicer had to...Read More
Author: Sabrina Kim
Tom Lahren is known best for her fiery “Final Thoughts” segment on The Blaze. She recently appeared on Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show in a move that was controversial for host and guest alike. The Atlantic heralded Noah for his professional composure as he navigated controversial topics like Black Lives Matter and Colin Kaepernick. Vanity Fair, on the other hand, criticized him for “validating her [dangerous] views.” Ms. Lahren has since been labeled as a bigot, racist, and a white supremacist, but she has also been celebrated as a “conservative force to be reckoned with.” And that is exactly the problem. When Megyn Kelly announced...Read More
The world changed for the better in 1798, when Edward Jenner developed the first vaccine against smallpox. Today, smallpox remains the only disease that has successfully been eradicated from the entire planet via a worldwide vaccination effort—no small feat for a pathogen that killed 300 million people in the 20th century alone. Despite this, the Trump administration is swimming in controversy surrounding its vaccine position. Let’s explore. In Trump’s defense, this tweet was published before he declared his candidacy. However, linking vaccines to autism is one of the most profoundly ignorant claims anybody could make. This feeble argument has its roots in a 1998 study...Read More
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