Written by N. James Brago; Photo Courtesy of Mary Pahlke
With the electoral election of Donald Trump, the progress of our economy for the past eight years may be in jeopardy. Under President Obama, we have seen the unemployment rate drop to 4.9 percent from its height during the recession of 10 percent. By November 2015, the Obama economy created a gain of 8.7 million jobs. So far, we have avoided recessions for the past 8 years. Our economy was looking to return to normal under a President Hillary Clinton, but that was thrown out the window on Nov. 8. Now, we are looking at a president who promises to undo the economic and social progress we have made in the past eight years, and maybe even the past 50.
Just one of his many potentially damaging policies would be his tax plan.
Written by Morgan Jenkins; Photo Courtesy of Pete Linforth
I wish there was an easy way for us to be positive about the future of America. After Tuesday’s election results, though, I’m not completely sure what the next step really is. I’m convinced that no one really saw this coming. No one thought it was actually possible.
Some have taken to the streets, some have been led to tears and some have gathered in support of one another through these trying times. There has to be something we can do to move forward, right? We know what we face now, but how do we face it?
Well, we can start with the facts to ensure that we are all on the same page.
Written by Assane Drame; Photo Courtesy of Gage Skidmore
2016 is a lot of things right?
It has been littered with strange, fascinating, interesting and disheartening news all at the same time; the average American might need some time to process and reflect upon the year once it’s (finally) over, whether it’s from a personal or collaborative perspective.
When we’re not discussing, David Bowie, Prince, Ryan Lochte, police brutality, Brock Turner, Muhammed Ali, Russians making Hydra impressions, Mars or even Harambe, we’re likely debating people (sometimes total strangers) over Hillary Rodham Clinton or Donald J. Trump.