Tag: politics

US Secretary of Labour Confirmation: What we can Expect from Alexander Acosta

Last month, Donald Trump announced his second nomination for Secretary of Labour, Florida attorney Alexander Acosta. This comes after Trump’s first choice, fast food executive Andrew Puzder was forced to step down after several accusations of domestic abuse and hiring…

Blurred Lines: Hollywood meets Washington

This year the red carpet welcomed something more than its usual fare of gowned and tuxedoed celebrities attending the 2017 Oscars; this year it seemed to also bear the weight of American politics. This presence was visible in the blue…

#OscarsSoPolitical: A Brief History of the Academy Awards Ceremony as a Stage for Political Protest

Up until 1973, the annual Academy Awards ceremony, where the Oscars are presented to the most talented of the movie industry, was mainly just that: an awards ceremony for glamorous people living in the bubble of wealth and fame. Then…

Distract, Deceive, Repeat

Last Saturday, President Donald Trump sent out perhaps one of the strangest tweets of his presidency thus far. He alleged (somehow misspelling “tap” in the process) that former President Obama had tapped the phones at Trump Tower to gain campaign…

Mayor Pete for the DNC

The much-heralded Democratic National Committee chairperson race comes to a close this weekend as national committee members vote for a new chair to replace Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who stepped down last year. A number of high-profile contenders are in the…

Donald Trump and Voter Fraud

In his first official meeting on January 23rd, Donald Trump claimed that the only reason he lost the popular vote to Hillary Clinton was because of the votes of millions of illegal immigrants. Illegal voting has been a popular topic of…

The Blue Tea Party

In 2009, Rick Santelli’s epic CNBC rant on the floor of the Chicago stock exchange lambasting President Obama’s mortgage relief contained the legendary line “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July.” This single sentence precipitated a right-wing political…