Newsworthy – Nov 9th, 2018

Election results, new measures to deny asylum to a migrant caravan, US discussions with North Korea and the Taliban, exports being slowed by tariffs, and a new surveillance tool by Chinese authorities.

Here are the top newsworthy items from this past week as shared on our Facebook page.

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The Danger in an Election Recount

Jill Stein In BostonGreen Party candidate Jill Stein has requested that Wisconsin recount votes from this past presidential election. The request has been approved by the Wisconsin election board.

The Clinton campaign has stated that they will join in on the recount in Wisconsin, as well as any other states recounts will take place in.

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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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ELECTION 2016

After a very long campaign season, we find ourselves with less than 48 hours between the posting of this article and election day.

I believe I speak for many more than just myself when I say that I feel absolutely exhausted.

This election cycle has been unprecedented for many reasons. Foremost of these reasons being the low class of dialogue generated on a national level.

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The United States is Black and Blue

The purpose of this article is not to add more noise to another already loud discussion on black lives matter vs blue lives matter.

This post is also not intended to take any sides or insult/attack any group.

It is, instead, to discuss why we should not be talking about “black vs blue” at all.

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