Today, Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States.
The ceremonies were meh. Everyone knew what was going to happen ahead of time – who was going to pray, who was going to read Scripture, who was going to sing and play music.
The real attraction was Trump’s inaugural address. America was eager to hear the vision Trump would offer for our nation. Trump’s address started and closed with appeals to national unity, sandwiching more policy-oriented statements. Let’s take a moment and unpack exactly what he said. Continue reading →
America has put Trump into the Oval Office. It’s now on us to hold Trump accountable, and keep abreast of what he says and does. We owe it to America and our posterity to do our part as engaged and informed citizens.
This post is an effort to do so. If Trump makes a campaign promise, then reneges on it, that’s something the people of America deserve to know. Continue reading →
Tonight, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off in the final official presidential debate of the 2016 election.
This debate could prove critical for Trump and Clinton, but even more is at stake for the entire nation. A major misstep by Clinton in this debate could dramatically erode her gains from the last few weeks, whilst a major blunder by Trump could seal Clinton’s victory in November.
I will be live-blogging my reactions to the debate on this post, starting at 9pm EST (6pm PST).
The debate itself is free to watch – a live stream provided by YouTube and NBC is embedded below for your convenience.
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Tonight, Senator Tim Kaine and Governor Mike Pence will face off in the first Vice Presidential debate of the 2016 election cycle. They are the Democratic and Republican candidates for Vice President of the United States.
They both face the same difficult task – persuading disaffected and undecided voters to join their side and vote for their ticket. Pence has the dubious distinction of running alongside Trump – he therefore has the responsibility for salvaging Trump’s disasters last week. Kaine has the unenviable job of defending Clinton and her policies from Pence’s attacks.
I will be live-blogging my reactions to the debate on this post, starting at 9pm EST (6pm PST). Continue reading →
Donald Trump is now the presumptive nominee of the Republican Party, after both Ted Cruz and John Kasich dropped out of the nomination race earlier this month. The departure of those two candidates effectively cleared the way for Trump to win the GOP nomination.
Some people have asked me whether or not I am now supporting Donald Trump, considering his status as the presumptive nominee. My answer is an emphatic NO.
That answer holds true even if withholding my vote from Trump means handing the election to Hillary Clinton. That desperate scenario isn’t what we’re facing now, though. There are still six months until America goes to the polls. That’s half a year. There’s plenty of time for a third party candidate to come out onto the national stage, or for something else to happen that shakes up the presidential election.