There are so many things wrong about the GOP tax plan for 2018, but in this post, I’ll focus a proposed change that will hurt UF graduate programs. The tax plan being debated in the House of Representatives would require graduate teaching assistants to count the value of their tuition waivers as taxable income. Graduate […]Read more "The GOP 2018 tax plan hurts UF’s graduate education programs"
On September 5, 2017, President Trump rescinded the DACA program and tossed the ethical conundrum to Congress: The GOP Position Trump and the GOP argue that we need to end the DACA program because it’s unconstitutional, because the executive branch, which oversees this program, is required to follow the immigration laws that Congress creates, and […]Read more "DACA and the DREAMers: It’s about ethics"
In early June 2017, long standing tensions between Arab nations resulted in Saudia Arabia, Egypt, UAE and Bahrain cutting ties with Qatar. In response, President Trump tweeted: On June 9, 2017, during a Joint Press Conference with President Iohannis of Romania, Trump commented on the situation: “The nation of Qatar, unfortunately, has historically been a […]Read more "President Trump only pretends to care about keeping America safe from terrorism"
Spate of Terrorist Attacks around the World In May and June 2017, the world mourned victims of several terrorist attacks: ISIS violence in Marawi, Philippines, ongoing through May and June 2017 Bombing in Manchester, U.K. on May 22, 2017 Attacks in London on June 3, 2017 Attack at Notre-Dame, Paris on June 6, 2017 Attack […]Read more "America’s white supremacist immigration policies – Part 3 of ??"
During a town hall in Gainesville on April 10, 2017, Rep. Ted Yoho said that he agreed with the need for the President to release his tax returns. He even signed on as a co-sponsor of HR 305, the Presidential Tax Transparency Act. When it came time to take the next step, however, Rep. Yoho was […]Read more "Rep. Ted Yoho lied to his constituents"
On April 18, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order (EO) 13788, titled “Buy American and Hire American”. To be clear: I very much support the idea of buying American products and hiring American citizens when possible. And, some portions of this executive order may result in our government purchasing more American-made products. However, EO13788 includes […]Read more "America’s white supremacist immigration policies – Part 2 of ??"
On March 6, 2017, President Trump issued Executive Order 13780, titled “Executive Order Protecting The Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into The United States”. The order was immediately challenged in court. Judges in Maryland and Hawaii found that the executive order amounted to a ban on Muslims, while a judge in Virginia did not agree […]Read more "America’s white supremacist immigration policies – Part 1 of ??"