California’s 49th District in 2018 Midterm Elections

By Duane Paul Murphy       One of the most competitive congressional seats during the 2018 midterm elections will be California’s 49th District, represented by Darrell Issa and located in Orange and San Diego Counties. Last year in 2016, Issa won re-election with only 51% of the popular vote due to a strong Democratic opponent, Doug Read More …

Milo Yiannopoulos Controversy

By Chris Motola Conservative journalist and public speaker Milo Yiannopoulos faced heavy criticism this week over comments he made on both the Joe Rogan and Drunken Peasants Podcasts, where he appeared to endorse sexual relationships with boys as young as 13. As a result, Yiannopoulos was disinvited from the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC, Read More …

Day Without Immigrants in Brookland

Duane Paul Murphy Nationwide protests and boycotts called “Day Without Immigrants” took place last Thursday in response President Trump’s potential plans for policies to build a physical border wall along the country’s southern border with Mexico and deport millions of undocumented immigrants. In Washington, D.C., more than 50 restaurants were closed. In D.C.’s Northeast neighborhood Read More …

First Congressional Race in Trump Era Takes Shape in America’s Heartland

      On February 10th, Republicans and Democrats in Kansas’s fourth congressional district, which encompasses the city of Wichita, held their conventions for local party leaders to select their respective nominees for the upcoming special election. The seat was vacated when Congressman Mike Pompeo was appointed Director of the Central Intelligence Agency by President Read More …

Nominee for U.S. Secretary of Labor Withdraws

       Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, withdrew his nomination for Secretary of Labor on Wednesday due to a lack of needed support from certain Republican senators, including Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. Also, Pudzer faced a variety of criticisms ranging from his business record running the Hardee’s and Read More …

University Response to New Immigration Policies

By Christopher Motola On Friday, President Trump signed an executive order that prohibited immigration and visa entry from seven nations: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, and Yemen, for a 90 day period. In addition, the order places a 120 day freeze on refugee acceptance into the United States, as well as an indefinite ban Read More …

Politics Corner and Intern Profile

By: Duane Paul Murphy Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is accused of using more that a quarter-million dollars from his own charity fund, The Donald J. Trump Foundation, to fund his legal problems and other properties for himself. According to Washington Post’s David A. Fahrenthold, based on interviews and legal document findings, Trump apparently used Read More …