The Trump/Comey Saga

Tom Landquist Corruption, Donald Trump, Russia 0 Comments

Before the election last year, there was an attempt to influence the outcome made by Russian state actors. These attempts sparked investigations into Russia’s methods, and eventually, investigators uncovered previously undisclosed contacts between members of the Trump campaign and Russian intelligence assets. These contacts so far have produced no concrete evidence of nefarious activity or collusion on the part of …

A Tweet Turns Into A Hearing

Tom Landquist Donald Trump, National Security 2 Comments

Saturday morning, March 4th, 2017, President Trump sent out a series of incendiary tweets, which we explored in a past article. These wiretapping accusations have taken on a life of their own since then, culminating in a congressional hearing on this issue among others yesterday.   The hearing itself was a grueling 5-hour affair in which FBI director James Comey …

What Makes the US Constitution So Great? — Disrupting America

Trump’s Claims and the Role of the FISA Court

Tom Landquist Donald Trump, Judicial System 8 Comments

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) was set up in 1978 after congress pushed through the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). The court is commonly referred to as the FISA court as a nod to the legislation it was created under. It is composed of eleven federal judges who are appointed by the Chief Justice of the country. Each judge …

Is Perpetual Opposition to Trump Effective?

Tom Landquist Donald Trump 2 Comments

Last night President Trump delivered a speech to congress that sounded an awful lot like a speech we wished he would have given during the inauguration. If one could push aside previously held positions and opinions of policy, they would have seen an attempt at an optimistic and united message. Let’s be honest, regardless of where you stand, feeling the …

Why Repealing the ACA is Easier Said than Done

Tom Landquist Barack Obama, Donald Trump 3 Comments

Overview One of the most pivotal issues of the Obama presidency was the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) otherwise known as Obamacare. This was instituted March 23rd 2010 and since then there have been over 60 attempts to repeal the law. It has became a savior to some who could not afford coverage before it passed, and a …

The Powers and Limitations of the Oval Office

Tom Landquist Donald Trump 3 Comments

With the first month of the Trump presidency coming to a close, there has been a lot of confusion surrounding his flurry of declarations, and executive orders. Talking heads on TV and online spout points from each side of the aisle, and most of us are left wondering what normal is supposed to look like, or what to believe. We …

The Global Failure of Syria

Tom Landquist Donald Trump, Middle East 4 Comments

The past year we have been bombarded by images and videos coming out of the Syrian city of Aleppo. The devastation has been vast, the lives lost have been in large part innocent women and children trapped in the middle of airstrikes and rebel forces. One particular video showing the aftermath of a chlorine gas attack in a hospital made …

Is President Trump actually waging war on science?

Community Submission Climate Change, Community Piece, Community Submission, Donald Trump, Global Warming, Uncategorized 1 Comment

There is something extremely disturbing going on right now. People believe that President Trump has placed a gag order on the Environmental Protection Agency and The Department of Agriculture, restricting the flow of research information between the agencies and the public. I am here to tell you that your news sources DO matter. Buzzfeed and The Verge, for example, have …