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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, […]

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Editorial: Media plays a vital role in democracy

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Journalists are many things—inquisitive, determined, sometimes even annoying. But dishonest? Definitely not. After all, journalists are dedicated to reporting the truth and providing information to the public. So when President Donald Trump called journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth” following his inauguration two weeks ago, it not only echoed the same vitriolic […]

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UnPresidented: National security plagued by a series of serious missteps

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   When returning to President Trump’s pre-election stump speeches, a common thread that can be found throughout is the topic of national security. In-between berating Hillary Clinton for the oh so-infamous email scandal and the DNC for Russian hacking […]

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Sentencing Charleston shooter to death won’t solve America’s mass shooting epidemic

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When Dylann Roof, the white supremacist who murdered nine Black people at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, was sentenced to death by a federal jury on Jan. 10, millions of Americans vocalized mixed emotions in response to the verdict. Some believed the only way Roof will pay for his actions was by receiving the […]

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Finding our spot; recovering the good vibes we’ve lost

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About a month ago, Redwood’s own favorite band, Canopy, held a gig in the Sweetwater Music Hall. It was a good time; there were parents sipping red wine by the bar, college students, Redwood alumni in many cases, chatting at the tables and a bunch of teenagers (plus one adventurous dad) dancing like nobody was […]

College rankings: A self-fulfilling prophecy

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In the next few months, many seniors will be finding out which schools they were accepted to, and many, when choosing which they want to attend, will use the U.S. News & World Report rankings to help them decide. I used to consider the U.S. News & World Report college rankings gospel. If the rankings […]

As the leader of the free world, it is President Trump's responsibility to do what's right for his constituents, limiting climate change. But, if he won't, it is now our responsibility to advocate that he does

Trump’s America not about the changing climate, but it should be

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According to the Constitution of the United States, the federal government was established for six specific purposes: unity, justice, domestic tranquility, defense, promotion of the general welfare of the citizens and liberty for all.  And unless you believe the size of the federal government should be just a small step above one of anarchy, climate […]

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UnPresidented: Dodd-Frank downsize presents dangerous possibilities

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“UnPresidented” is a new weekly column discussing the transition and first days of the Trump administration.   Amid an ongoing legal battle surrounding the travel ban and controversial cabinet confirmations, a couple presidential actions have slipped by the general public. One such event has been Trump’s rollback of financial regulations, with his attacks on the […]