China’s Ivory Ban Has Immediate, Positive Effect 

Elephants, hippos, warthogs, walruses, and other mammals have reasons to rejoice in late March 2017. It has only been three months since the People’s Republic of China abandoned its legal trade in ivory, and African conservation groups are already celebrating great news. According to Kenyan newspaper The Star, activists and attorneys representing Save the Elephants issued…

Nepotism in the White House? 

Nothing about the Trump administration so far has been typical, not least of which is the apparent nepotism. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, the President’s son-in-law and daughter, have significant and unprecedented roles in the administration. Federal law does include an anti-nepotism statute, but the Justice department concluded that the anti-nepotism law didn’t apply to White House staff. As Vox…

Trump’s Huge Healthcare Disaster

Donald Trump’s Healthcare Disaster was Unavoidable The doomed American Health Care Act of 2017 has been the most painful political disappointment suffered by United States President Donald Trump since his controversial election shocked the world in November 2016. Although the Trump administration has already experienced considerable setbacks, this recent failure to repeal the Affordable Care…

Congressional Black Caucus Confronts Trump in White House Meeting

Donald Trump struggled with the black vote during the presidential election, despite winning the presidency. Now several months into the role, his support by the general African-American population has continued to decline. Earlier this week, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) confronted Trump in a White House meeting hoping to better outline the struggles of the…