Category: Donald Trump

For Whom the Bell Tolls- the TPP and Donald Trump

Donald Trump may be a man of many words, or “the best words”, but when it comes to the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) he is certainly a man of his word. In a move that surprised few President Trump withdrew…

Science’s March on Washington

Recently in the United States, legislation has been proposed in a number of states targeting the established science curricula in schools. The Senate of South Dakota approved a measure that “prohibits school boards from preventing teachers from questioning established scientific…

Trump’s White House: Personal Attacks and Alternative Facts

On January 20th Donald Trump became the President of the United States and entered the White House with a gaggle of close contributors and campaigners. Few were expecting the power plays his administration made within the first two weeks of…

Trump & Trudeau: An Unlikely Fossil Fuel Alliance

Before Donald Trump ascended to his gilded chair in the oval office and attempted to remove all trace of opposition to himself or his opinions, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website showed that 20,000 oil spills were reported to the United States Federal…

The Incompatibility of Neoliberalism and Education: Chile’s Lesson

The recent election of Donald Trump has generated widespread concerns of a return to the kind of neoliberal policies that dominated Western economics  in the latter half of the 20th century. Neoliberalism policy relies on a deregulated and decentralized free…

Trump’s Radical Anti-Abortion Agenda: A Slippery Slope

In March 2016, Donald Trump, then-candidate to become the most powerful person in the world, made a shocking statement. If abortion were made illegal on the federal level in the United States, Trump said, there should be “some form of…

How Not to Fight Trump

A few days ago, I was scrolling through tweets and came across a number of references to this news story. Recently, a middle school student in St Louis was physically attacked on a bus by other students because he wore…

Betsy DeVos and the Uncertainty of America’s Public Education System

Starting two weeks before his inauguration on January 20, 2017, President Donald Trump’s numerous cabinet picks underwent Senate confirmation hearings. With Republicans controlling the Senate, Democrats have grilled nominees in hopes that a few Republican senators may in fact vote against the…