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UnPresidented: Trump budget abandons ‘soft power’ spending

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   On Thursday, President Donald Trump finally revealed his administration’s proposed budget. Along with the long-rumored $54 billion hike in military spending, the Trump administration also proposed massive cuts in domestic funding, including anti-poverty and education programs, and the State […]

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UnPresidented: Leaked tax returns shed little light on Trump’s shady finances

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   In the next chapter of a more-than-a-year-long saga, two pages of Trump’s 2005 tax returns were leaked on Tuesday. The leaked documents, which were publicized and released on Rachel Maddow’s MSNBC TV show, show that Trump paid $38 million […]

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Secretary of Education threatens pubic school system

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As I look forward to my approaching high school graduation, I can’t help but peek back over my shoulder. These final months will cap off what has been 13 years in the public education system. From Kindergarten to 12th grade, I have progressed from learning the alphabet to discussing difficult 19th century writers such as […]

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Editorial: Jolly Roger caught in bureaucratic clash

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Drake’s student-run newspaper, The Jolly Roger, has hit rough waters in the past year and it is essential that we stand by them in their fight to publish. Earlier this semester, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) eliminated the position of the classified staff member running the district print shop (see page 1 for […]

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Think before you buy

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The President assigned his eldest son Donald Jr. and Trump Organization’s chief, Allen Weisselberg to be in charge of his assets. However, President Trump can still receive reports on the profits of his assets and can revoke the authority of his son and Weisselberg at any time. Many have called upon the President to sell […]

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UnPresidented: Trump works to make Russia great again

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has extensive business ties in Russia and was awarded the “Order of Friendship” by the Kremlin. Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was paid to give a speech for the propagandist Russian news network, […]

Mayor Lee is no Robin Hood

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San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee recently announced plans to make the City College of San Francisco free for all students. Some will argue that the end—free education for all—justifies the means, particularly in a city like San Francisco where there is significant income disparity. But that’s missing the point. Most of the cost of this […]

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UnPresidented: Trumps proposes unnecessary inflation of military budget

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Even as President Trump has made reducing government spending a hallmark of his policy, increased military spending has always been on the table. In the first joint address of his presidency, Trump announced Tuesday that the defense budget would […]

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UnPresidented: Trump takes the wrong approach on immigration

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Until Tuesday, immigration policy under President Trump’s administration only laid the foundation for a ridiculous border wall and thrived on vague threats of increased action. That all changed with the recently released directives from the Department of Homeland Security, […]

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UnPresidented: Trump campaigns for re-election amid White House turmoil

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“UnPresidented” is a new column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   The inauguration and first weeks of President Trump’s administration have many looking toward the 2020 election cycle, not excluding Trump himself. On Saturday, less than a month after he was sworn into office, Trump returned to the campaign trail, […]