America needs Politicon, mainly because we’ve forgotten how to have fun in politics! This years Politicon convention in Pasadena, California brought thousands of political junkies together to celebrate and enjoy a fun weekend, and guess what? It actually worked! In the aftermath of the Donald’s election, many of us have been drawn to fringe elements of political groups, and contempt runs deeper today than any point in recent history. Politicon gave people a respite from the yelling we hear everyday. With speakers like Tomi Lahren, Chelsea Handler, Ben Shapiro, and even Cenk Uyguyr, everyone’s favorite star was there. Unfortunately, the...Read More
Author: Taylor Samuelson
At the 108th Annual Congressional Baseball Game, something happened that we normally don’t see in Washington. We saw smiles, prayers, and tears from Democrats and Republicans, united in solidarity with the values of our nation. A tear-jerking scene opened the game as David Bailey, one of the Capitol Police officers injured in the assault threw the first pitch. Bailey approached the mound with crutches and all, a living example that America doesn’t quit, and we don’t back down. This game gave people a spark of hope, but that spark is already dwindling. The Contempt Challenge Contempt has been plaguing Washington for years....Read More
On Thursday, Former FBI director James Comey testified before a Senate Intelligence committee. While his testimony was not as shocking as some had expected, Comey did presumptively say that President Donald Trump lied. He didn’t go so far as to suggest obstruction of justice charges. However, he did deal a strong blow to the image of the White House with his statements. A G-Man Betrayed The hearing went on for approximately 3 hours, and overall, the most damaging points came from the opening remarks. Comey’s tone could be observed as communicating a feeling of betrayal. He clearly had no issue...Read More
The Paris Agreement was doomed from the start because all it did was weaken America. Trump has gone forward with his traditional style of bull in the china shop. But in the process he may have done a great service for our environment. How is this possible you ask? The answer lies in the fact that the Paris Agreement Obama entered on August 29th, was actually a major political stunt. The gravitas of the agreement was merely symbolic. But what it did do was hurt American innovation. That’s right, the Paris Agreement created an environment that hurt U.S. businesses that were...Read More
President Trump has publicly announced that the United States will leave the 2016 Paris Agreement. Trump’s actions are largely symbolic, and are meant to appeal to his base. But the geopolitical fallout from this decision may be worse than he expects. The International Fallout President Barack Obama enacted the Paris Agreement without congressional approval on April 22, 2016. It will now undergo major changes as the US signals its exit. The exit highlights Trump’s foreign policy goal of putting “America First” in all aspects of foreign relations, including the environment. The major announcement is primarily a political one. The exit process, according to the New York...Read More
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