Category Archives: Current Events

Discussion: One Reason Why Trump Winning the Election Was a Good Thing

President Trump has been in office for over 100 days. Since he has passed that milestone (which many decry as a horrible way to measure the progress of a new administration), the barrage of criticism has only grown.

Much of the negative press is based off of the blunders, leaks, and shady dealings that have become an almost constant dark cloud hovering over the Trump administration.

This article is not going to discuss the bias prevalent in many news channels, whether for or against President Trump. Neither will I discuss the divisive nature of the campaign, election win, and time in power thus far.

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DISCUSSION: My Big Ask of Trump Supporters and the Nation, as a whole

It hasn’t even been a full week under President Trump and the US has been downgraded from a full to a “flawed democracy”.

I wasn’t happy with the election results, but I decided to give Trump a chance and see whether he and a GOP led Congress can make some positive change.

It is very sad to say that the hope I held is already almost fully diminished.

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Has the Two Party System Done More Harm Than Good?

Despite the elections being over, the country still appears to be embroiled in political disputes concerning President-Elect Trump and how the system to elect the President of the United States needs revamping.

In an earlier article, we analyzed the Electoral College System. This time, we will be taking a look at the two party system of Democrats vs Republicans and how it may have done more harm than good to national politics.

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Is the Electoral College Still Relevant?

The dust has settled and the new President of the United States will be Republican candidate, Donald Trump.

This result left many Americans, as well as people across the world, dumbfounded. Even some Trump supporters did not believe their candidate could really win the election.

To add to the controversy of what has become the most polarizing election in recent memory, is how Trump won the electoral votes but not the popular vote.

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Discussion: Is Europe’s Western Civilization in Danger from Rise in Radical Islam?

The following article is a joint publication from Aris Marousas and Yichen Wang.

***The below video does not represent the views and values of The Motley Experience***

Aris: Recently, I came across the above video and decided to forward it to some friends. I did this not because I believed or agreed with the points being raised, but because of how they were presented.

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Is the Unemployment Rate Enough to Judge the Economy?

The media, government officials, economists, and nearly anyone else with mainstream attention talks about the unemployment level. They freely use it as a gauge of how well the economy is doing. The unemployment level has essentially become the official thermometer with which to judge the health of our economy.

But is it really enough? Can one figure, one form of measurement, truly be all that is necessary to gain a comprehensive idea of the state of our economy?

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