September 25, 2017

The importance of honor: Trump, sports and the media

President Donald Trump suggested at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama on Friday that NFL players who “disrespect” the American flag should be fired, and on Saturday he tweeted that players “should stand for the National Anthem.” Also on Saturday, he said on Twitter that Stephen Curry of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors was not invited […]

September 21, 2017

Is California at ‘war’ with the president?

On Wednesday, California’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit in San Diego against the federal government, alleging President Trump’s proposed border wall along the U.S.-Mexico border violates federal environmental protection laws and the U.S. Constitution. The suit, which includes the California Coastal Commission as a plaintiff, alleges construction would involve an improver waiver of […]

September 20, 2017

How the media deviated from fact-based reporting at the UN

U.S. President Donald Trump gave a speech to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday morning. In his first speech to the 193-member international body, Trump addressed topics concerning North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, and other nations as well as American “sovereignty.”  Below are some highlights from the 41-minute address: North Korea “The […]

September 18, 2017

Is the UN General Assembly only about Trump?

The United Nations General Assembly will begin its general debate in New York City on Tuesday morning, opening with Secretary-General António Guterres’ annual report at 9:00 am ET. Guterres’ speech will be followed by addresses from 34 world leaders, including U.S. President Donald Trump’s first speech to the United Nations. The general debate of the 72nd session of […]

September 17, 2017

The protests in Washington: When there’s no drama, add some

Multiple protests took place in the National Mall federal park in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. They included a “Juggalo” protest and concert, the “Mother of All Rallies,” a “White Supremacists Out of Washington!” march and a rally demanding action in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin. The “Juggalos” are fans of the rap band “Insane […]

September 14, 2017

The Charlottesville resolution and the role of media in violence

On Wednesday, U.S. Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump “looks forward” to signing resolution S.J.Res.49, which was adopted by Congress and condemns the violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 12. The legislation was introduced as a joint resolution and was unanimously passed by the Senate on Monday and the House of […]

September 12, 2017

How to make a Clinton interview look good…or bad

On Sunday, Hillary Clinton gave her first television interview since the presidential election, prior to the release of her new memoir scheduled for Tuesday. In Clinton’s book, titled “What Happened,” she describes what she was “thinking and feeling” during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and election, which she lost to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump. Clinton’s […]

September 6, 2017

What’s new in the Russia investigation? Congress came back from recess.

Investigations into alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election continued as Congress returned from its August recess on Tuesday. The Senate Intelligence Committee, the House Intelligence Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Justice Department are all investigating the matter simultaneously. All four efforts are looking into whether members of President Donald Trump’s campaign […]