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    The Unfortunate History of Presidential Investigations

    June 8, 2017

    Inscribed on the fireplace mantel in the dining room of the White House is a prayer from former president John Adams.

    I pray Heaven to bestow the best of Blessings on this House and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but honest and wise Men ever rule under this roof.

    We hold our elected officials to a high standard–as we should. But then the dirty business of politics gets in the way. The result? Officials, even our presidents, who mess up. It’s nothing new. In fact, history often repeats itself.

    So, when a journalist claims something is “unprecedented” or “unheard of” it often only takes a little research to realize that almost nothing is “unprecedented” when it comes to our government.

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    Trump greets Comey at a reception earlier this year

    The latest FBI investigation into the Trump administration (well, his campaign staff) has reporters claiming all of those things. Continue Reading

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    Why No One Can Seem to Get A Healthcare Bill Right

    March 20, 2017

      A few days ago, I received an email from the White House inviting me to share my “Obamacare disaster” story. So, I did. I explained how Obamacare has affected my husband’s pay. He’s in the medical field and, along…

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    Why Press Coverage of the President Matters

    February 27, 2017

    Do you know how much money reporters make straight out of college? Go ahead and take a guess. Journalism is so glamorous, the salary has got to be sustainable, right? Wrong. Most journalists make jack squat.…

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    Senate Rule 19: Learning to Play Nice

    February 10, 2017

    By: Andrea There is a room in the U.S. Capitol building where only senators can enter. Senator Bob Bennett, a republican, used to tell me stories about that room as we’d walk down the long underground tunnels…

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    Checking and Balancing those Pesky Executive Orders

    February 6, 2017

    And a Thing or Two about Twitter By: Andrea “Don’t they realize he wasn’t actually the one tweeting? It was his press secretary!” I exclaimed to my coworker as we watched the news pour in after a State…

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    America’s Response to Refugees

    January 30, 2017

    Thoughts on Refugees Coming to America By: Andrea “All Mormons are welcome in Missouri! You’re welcome, too!” I giggled a little bit as I listened to Senator Kit Bond, a Republican senator from Missouri, warmly invite…

  • The Peaceful Right to Protest

    January 23, 2017

    The Peaceful Right to Protest: The Women’s March on Washington By: Andrea and Brittany Protests have been happening since the birth of our country. Boston Tea Party, anyone? The First Amendment protects our right to free…

  • Thank you, Mr. President

    January 11, 2017

    Reaction to President Obama’s Farewell Address By: Brittany “The most important office in our democracy is citizen. . . . Each of us must accept the responsibility of citizenship, regardless of which way the pendulum of…

  • A Letter to Meryl Streep

    January 9, 2017

    Reaction to Meryl Streep’s Golden Globe Speech By: Andrea   Oh Meryl! You’re such a talented actress. Why’d you have to go and ruin your big moment by talking about politics? You won a big award at the…

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