Trevor Lazar

Class of 2021


  • The GOP memo is nothing but partisan smoke and mirrors

    In keeping with recent tradition, Republicans have found a new way to undermine federal institutions. This time, it comes in the form of #releasethememo. The hashtag is a semi-viral attempt to stir controversy surrounding the FBI and Justice Department probes into Russian interference in the 2016 election cycle. Namely, that controversy should supposedly invalidate the Mueller investigation. There...

    Forum | February 12, 2018
  • State of the Union: Trump knows how to read

    Make no mistake: Donald Trump is still Donald Trump. The State of the Union address was one many expected to mark a continued pattern of deranged ramblings in public appearances, yet what we saw was very different. Namely, Trump stuck to the teleprompter. The speech shared little rhetorically with Trump's usual Twitter outbursts and hyperbolic attacks. It was undoubtedly written by his team of adv...

    Forum | February 5, 2018
  • The Grammys get it wrong (again)

    In keeping with tradition, this year’s 60th Annual Grammy Awards succeeded in elevating various artists to the international stage and failed in rewarding the safest of the bunch. For the second year in a row, an insulting winners pool was punctuated not a day later by infuriating comments from the top brass at the Recording Academy. Last year, after Adele’s forgettable 25 took the top honor o...

    Pillbox | February 5, 2018
  • Pennsylvania Gerrymandering Reflects Undemocratic Republican Tendencies

    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent 4-3 ruling which struck down the egregiously gerrymandered congressional map serves as an important example and precedent for an issue that is already being argued in the U.S. Supreme Court. The map in question skewed so far to favor Republicans that it was ruled unconstitutional in the recent Pennsylvania decision. With multiple gerrymandering cases now rea...

    Forum | January 29, 2018
  • Robert Mueller’s firing would be a Constitutional crisis

    In light of the recent indictments emerging from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, some Congressional Republicans have responded in an alarming manner. Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL), co-sponsored by Reps. Andy Biggs (R-AZ) and Louie Gohmert (R-TX), called for Mueller to be fired on the grounds that he is somehow inextricably linked to Hillary Clint...

    Forum | November 13, 2017