Thistles & Thorns

We present here a list of the people and happenings that are worthy of recognition.

Post-Mortem: Simple policies make voters feel understood

Say what you will about Donald Trump, but his campaign messaging was lucid, powerful, and memorable. Our message is uninspiring, muddled, and often unclear or downright nonexistent.

College has been the best time so far, but better times are coming

I’m not sure I have any grand conclusions for this, my very last of many Tartan articles. The last few weeks of senior year are difficult to describe because it’s difficult to experience.

Vaccinations keep everyone safe, not just the vaccinated

We have the ability to leave the measles in the past, to protect our children from contracting life-threatening illnesses and to protect those who are unable to protect themselves with vaccines.

Free trade trumps Protectionism

A trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States is not only beneficial but necessary to ensure the maximum well-being of Trump's voter-base and the nation as a whole.

Trump’s first 100 days bring half-truths, second-guessing

Already, Trump has had a rough beginning of his presidency, leading to many questioning his abilities to be president at all.

“Fake news” meaning differs among different groups

Trump’s disregard for the mainstream media has caused an uptick in the term “fake news”. News sources from the left and the right have suddenly been called into question — but not for equal reasons.

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