Tagged Politics

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Politics with Pavlinec: How Mail Bombs Reveal the Tragic Reality of American Politics

A series of mail bombs were sent to a multitude of left leaning individuals ranging from prominent government officials to actor Robert De Niro. It seemed that immediately, depending on political affiliation, people began to blame the other side for the packages. People did not wait for information, rather they made an instinctual gut-feeling response…

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Henry McMaster named South Carolina’s 117th governor

On Jan. 24, former Lieutenant Governor Henry McMaster succeeded Nikki Haley, becoming South Carolina’s 117th governor. His succession came as a result of former Governor Haley’s confirmation as the United States’ ambassador to the United Nations. McMaster is not new to the political sphere – he has worked as a legislative assistant to Republican U.S….

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President Obama pardons Chelsea Manning in one of last moves in office

On Jan. 17, former President Obama granted clemency to Chelsea Manning, a transgender woman formerly known as Bradley. The army private leaked classified documents to WikiLeaks and was originally sentenced to 35 years in prison, but will now be released in May. Manning’s sentence was the longest of anyone who has been incarcerated for leaking information…

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Trump assigns son-in-law as senior advisor, sparks controversy with federal law

Earlier this month, President-elect Donald Trump announced that his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, will join the White House as a senior advisor to the president, potentially breaking a federal anti-nepotism law designed to prevent public officials from appointing family members to public office. According to Trump, Kushner played a key role throughout his campaign, stating “Jared…

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