Silicon Valley Struggles to Meet Diversity Demands

Many companies in Silicon Valley have still failed to address the issue of diversity, which was first raised by civil rights leader Jesse Jackson in the early 2000’s. Most recently, an engineer from Google accidentally leaked a document outlining his belief that there are biological differences between men and women which accounts for the gender imbalance at Google and other tech companies. Google’s workforce clearly … Continue reading Silicon Valley Struggles to Meet Diversity Demands

Chicago Sues DoJ Over Sanctuary City Rules

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sue the Department of Justice over a new set of rules which withholds federal funding to jurisdictions that adopt “sanctuary city” policies. The rules, issued last month, forces cities that have adopted “sanctuary city” policies to give federal immigration authorities unrestricted access to local jails and to notify them 48 hours in advance before releasing an inmate wanted on … Continue reading Chicago Sues DoJ Over Sanctuary City Rules

USDA Staff Told to Avoid Using Term Climate Change

The Trump administration has told staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to refrain from using the term climate change and replace it with “weather extremes.” Other terms such as “reduce greenhouse gases” will be blacklisted in favor of “build soil organic matter, increase nutrient use efficiency.” President Trump repeatedly denied the existence of climate change throughout his campaign and even called it a … Continue reading USDA Staff Told to Avoid Using Term Climate Change

Has Trump Made the Economy Better? Nope.

Many news outlets have praised President Trump’s handling of the economy since taking office, citing the more than one million jobs that have been added to the workforce. However, the American economy under Trump is actually slightly worse off than under his predecessor Barack Obama. On average, 181,000 jobs were added per month under Obama compared to Trump’s 179,000 per month, which indicates a better … Continue reading Has Trump Made the Economy Better? Nope.

Rumors of Candidates for 2020 Begin

Several members in the Republican party have begun strategizing for a possible campaign for the presidential elections in 2020. Many within the party believe Trump will not seek reelection due to his abysmal approval ratings and chaos within the West Wing. “They [Donors] see weakness in this president,” said Senator John McCain (R-AZ). A candidate in the 2016 election, Governor John Kasich, has refused to … Continue reading Rumors of Candidates for 2020 Begin

NRA Threatens The New York Times

Dana Loesch, the National Rifle Association (NRA) spokesperson, told The New York Times (NYT) that the largest gun lobby in America is “coming for” them. Many interpreted the video as a threat to NYT’s reporters which Loesch said was the “violent fantasies” of others. Loesch reiterated the rhetoric of President Trump who has multiple times called CNN and other liberal leaning news outlets “fake news.” … Continue reading NRA Threatens The New York Times

Secret Service to Leave Trump Tower in NYC

Due to a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company, the Secret Service will vacate its command post inside the Trump Tower in NYC and will set up their headquarters on the sidewalk outside. The disputes were over the cost of security and the conditions of their lease. The Secret Service’s presence in Trump Tower is a costly affair, due to the tower’s proximity … Continue reading Secret Service to Leave Trump Tower in NYC