Raina Sciocchetti, Unity College
With his term not even half complete, Trump’s environmental legacy has the potential to be the worst of any modern president.
Kayla Lichtman, Middlebury College
Trump may withdraw the U.S. from the landmark Iran deal. What does this mean for America and what will come next?
Andria Modica, Drexel University
The survivors of the Parkland Shooting are speaking out and speaking loud for change, standing for all the students in the United States.
Abraham Ramirez, University of California, Los Angeles
The country’s infrastructure is deteriorating, but a new emphasis on reconstruction and trade schools could be the solution.
Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
While the effort to maintain campaign commitments is ever-present, President Trump will need the additional support a bipartisan Congress can offer to move forward in 2018.
Haileigh Galloway, Indian River State College
Many of President Trump’s decisions aren’t well received by the public, but when it comes to Jerusalem, he may have mildly solved an ancient dispute.
Kelly Lambkin, SUNY Cortland
Robert Mueller is gunning for the truth and former national security adviser Michael Flynn is directly in his crosshairs.
Leslie Currie, University of Virginia
Puerto Rico is suffering from a severe hurricane that hit weeks ago, though President Trump’s delayed response suggests otherwise.
Sean Spicer’s appearance at the Emmys has deeper implications than its face value.
Lexi Lieberman, University of Pennsylvania
Under the recently passed Forever GI Bill, combat veterans will receive expanded access to higher education, which benefits them and the country they served.
Otis Roffman, Beloit College
Reversing DACA means exposing 800,000 young people to deportation, and the president himself may not fully understand the extent of his act
Devin Ross, Middle Tennessee State University
He recently deemed the organization no longer ‘obsolete,’ signaling a shift toward a more globalist policy.
Miguel Robles, University of Colorado Denver
With sweeping cuts to the arts, education and sciences, and increased defense and fossil-fuel funding, Trump appears to be on the warpath.
In an historically ironic role reversal, Germany now appears to be the one stable country in a sea of demagogues.
Rachael Seamands, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
America has always been proud, but its presidents have usually been humble. What will change under a narcissistic commander in chief?
Phillip Bugajski, Loyola University Chicago
The Republicans’ newly proposed plan promises increased choice and lower prices, but theorists predict otherwise.
Timothy K. DesJarlais, University of Arizona
His promise to tell things the way they are has backfired so badly that even his supporters urge critics not to interpret him literally.
The president plans to fund the $54 billion increase by cutting programs such as the EPA and foreign aid.
Liam Chan Hodges, Franklin and Marshall College
While celebrities and the media focus on Trump’s depravity (and his tweets), the root of America’s problem is being overlooked.
Ty Joplin, Haverford College and Guest Contributor
Polls continue to find Trump leading the race for the Republican nomination, despite his truculent, bigoted policies.
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