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Sean Spicer: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Sean Spicer: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

By Zachary Blevins White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has held the Brady Press Briefing Room ever since President Trump took office on Saturday. The 30th Press Secretary, Spicer will be one of the most publicly known individuals in the Trump administration, apart from Trump himself of course, due to the nature of his work. … Continue reading

Trump and the Media

Trump and the Media

By Zachary Blevins The First Amendment is oftentimes misinterpreted, misused, and mistaken for what it actually does. The five main pillars (freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition) apparently aren’t widely known by the American public; according to the Newseum, 20% of Americans can name the five members of the Simpsons family and only … Continue reading

The Issue with Draining the Swamp

The Issue with Draining the Swamp

By Zachary Blevins Build the wall. Lock her up. Make America Great Again. These phrases are hallmark of President-elect Trump’s election. With so much frenzy around the Trump campaign, these phrases, in my opinion, didn’t receive the complete analysis they deserved. So, I’d like to break one of these down: Drain the Swamp Washington DC … Continue reading

The Nasty World of Lobbying

By Zachary Blevins Lobbying is a dirty word; it’s a profession made up of unethical, immoral, greedy, manipulative, power-hungry people that only works for their own interests and not on behalf of the common good. Okay, well, that’s not quite true. Lobbying is actually a positive, productive act in our political system that does not … Continue reading

Expectations in D.C.

By Zachary Blevins It has been just over four years since I toured Drake University and learned about the J-term trip; since then, I’ve eagerly waited for this opportunity to attend. While this isn’t my first time the nation’s capitol, this will be the most intriguing: no other trip included an event as historic as … Continue reading