Political Perspective: Easter Shenanigans

Carter Elliott, Staff Columnist~

This past weekend, while many of us were sitting at home spending time with our family celebrating Easter, President Donald Trump was busy planning out more information on the border wall separating Mexico and the United States.

This past Tuesday, Trump announced that the U.S. will be sending troops to the Mexican border. Tens of thousands of troops will be sent to guard the border until a “proper” wall has been constructed along the southern border of the U.S. Continue reading “Political Perspective: Easter Shenanigans”

Political Perspective: How Many More?

Carter Elliott, Staff Writer~

This weekend, I had the opportunity to watch the March for our Lives; while I was unable to attend in person, the coverage of the event was phenomenal.

These young student activists have proven to be truly hardworking and inspirational. They have witnessed such tragedy in their lives, and it is remarkable to watch them take a stand. However, while I believe that these students are inspiring, there are some who have been downright nasty and disrespectful toward their fellow countrymen. Continue reading “Political Perspective: How Many More?”

Political Perspective: A Presidential Probe

Carter Elliott, Staff Columnist~

These past few weeks have been extremely busy for Bob Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Last week, one of President Trump’s top consultants, Paul Manafort, was given a potential sentence of up to 305 years in prison for campaign-related crimes. Not only was Manafort subpoenaed, but the Trump Organization was called to provide evidence and/or testimony as well, putting years of sketchy activity promptly in the limelight of the national media. Continue reading “Political Perspective: A Presidential Probe”

Political Perspective: The Wright Choice for City Council

Carter Elliott, Staff Columnist~

Having lived in Lynchburg for nearly 20 years, I have seen a lot of things change in our city. When I was much younger, downtown Lynchburg was definitely not my favorite place to go. With its run-down factories and abandoned buildings everywhere, it certainly wasn’t the prettiest of places. Continue reading “Political Perspective: The Wright Choice for City Council”

Political Perspective: Leader’s Lovers

Carter Elliott, Staff Columnist~

This Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to explore the past couple “First Family” relationships.

Starting with the Clinton’s, Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary were quite often seen together. Hillary, being one of the most active first ladies in United States History, traveled around the U.S. speaking to schools, churches and political groups. Like President Trump, Bill Clinton had a sex scandal while in office; however, they were handled quite differently. After Bill’s affair was made public, Hillary was always by his side, even making public statements in his favor. Continue reading “Political Perspective: Leader’s Lovers”