Mail Bombs Sent to Prominent Democrats, Sparking Debate Around Civility in Politics

A suspect has been apprehended and charged with sending 13 pipe bombs to prominent Democrats as well as CNN, a crime spree that sparked fervor around the state of incivility in modern-era politics. Many have said President Trump shares much of the blame, particularly with his history of...
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Journalist Jamal Khashoggi's Murder Sparks Global Outrage Over Saudi Human Rights Abuses

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and longtime critic of the regime in Saudi Arabia, was allegedly murdered at the Saudi consulate on October 2, sparking global outrage over human rights abuses at the hands of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. While Saudi Arabia has...
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Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed to Supreme Court, Ending Fierce Partisan Battle

Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court on Saturday after a fierce partisan battle that reverberated throughout the country. Kavanaugh's supporters say that he was rightly elevated to the high court, with some asserting that the Democrats' politicization of his confirmation...
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Ford and Kavanaugh Testify, Leaving Senators to Grapple With His Confirmation

Both Christine Blasey Ford and Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday delivered emotional testimony about allegations of sexual assault against the judge, sending waves through Washington as lawmakers grapple with whether or not he should be confirmed to the Supreme Court. Ford's supporters say that...
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Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations Reignite #MeToo Debate

Senators have officially delayed the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid the sexual assault allegations against him, reigniting debate over the merits of the #MeToo movement. Some contend the 36-year-old accusation is unsubstantiated and politically motivated...
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New York Times Anonymous Op-Ed Met With Mixed Reviews

A senior official in the Trump administration wrote an anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times claiming they are working to "thwart" parts of the president's agenda as well as his "worst inclinations". Some have said the approach was cowardly and only confirms previously held...
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Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court Confirmation Hearings Spark Partisan Feud

Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings began on Tuesday, sparking heated debate across the aisle as the nominee could change the high court's makeup for decades . Opponents claim that his record will damage liberal causes, particularly women's rights, same-sex marriage, and...
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Manafort and Cohen Courtroom Drama: How Will It Impact President Trump?

After President Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort was convicted on eight counts of fraud and Trump's ex-lawyer Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to several criminal charges, media personalities are split as to how it will impact the president . Some argue that the developments...
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Tuesday's Midterm Primaries: Democrats Select Progressives, Republicans Opt for Trump-Endorsed Candidates

Wisconsin, Minnesota, Connecticut, and Vermont voters on Tuesday selected nominees for the midterms, cementing the final choices for the upcoming November elections. While outlets across the aisle highlighted a string of Republican victories for candidates endorsed by President Trump,...
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Tech Platforms Ban Infowars' Alex Jones, Citing Hate Speech Violations

Facebook, Apple, Youtube, and Spotify have all banned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones of Infowars, citing hate speech violations. Although Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey originally stated that the platform would not censor Jones' content, the company also removed several of his videos and tweets...
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Michael Cohen Releases Tape of President Trump Discussing Payment to Former Model

President Trump’s ex-lawyer Michael Cohen recorded a conversation where the two discussed a payment made to a former Playboy model who alleges she had an affair with Trump—an accusation the president had repeatedly denied. Some argue that the tape could be detrimental to the Trump...
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Trump's Comments on Russian Election Meddling Spark Bipartisan Criticism

After meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, President Trump sparked bipartisan outrage when he publicly accepted Putin's denials of election meddling. He later backtracked, stating that he meant to say the opposite . While his remarks received criticism across the...
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President Trump Nominates Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court

President Trump announced the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, who, if confirmed, will fill the vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement. Many on the Right have praised the selection as a victory for constitutional conservatism, while some on the Left...
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Shooting at Annapolis Newspaper Reignites Debate Around Guns, Mental Health

A gunman killed five people last Thursday at the offices of the Capital Gazette, a newspaper in Annapolis, Maryland, reigniting the debate around gun control and mental health. Some argue that tighter restrictions on firearms are necessary to prevent further shootings, particularly since...
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Family Separation at Border Sparks Outrage

The Trump administration's new "zero tolerance" policy at the border sparked outrage this past week, particularly in light of reports that children were being separated from their parents. Some on the Right point to the fact that former President Obama carried out the same tactic,...
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President Trump and Kim Jong Un Meet for Historic Summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un met for a summit in Singapore on Tuesday , closing with a signed agreement that said Pyongyang would establish "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Some on the Right have celebrated the meeting as a success and...
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