Read about what really matters from the news last week. We provide you the least-biased news about current events so you can go about your day informed, not brainwashed.
What to focus on:
- Unfortunately, the first story of importance is a heart wrenching one. Another mass shooting in a school occurred last week, taking the lives of 17 (3 faculty, 14 students). The gunman was arrested and awaits trial. We won’t get into the politics surrounding this here, but if you’d like to read our take on what needs to happen with gun legislation, you can find it here.
- In other sad news, Congress let down the Dreamers last week by failing to come to terms on an immigration bill. President Trump sending DACA back to Congress was the correct route, but we fear the ridiculous partisanship and division in Congress will cause the Dreamers to suffer. The country owes these people a solution, and it’s Congress’ job to provide one.
- Rober Mueller’s team made headlines again last week by indicting 13 Russian nationals and three businesses with conspiracy, identity theft, failing to register as foreign agents, and violating laws that limit the use of foreign money in U.S. elections. The indictments showed us a few things: 1) It weakens the “witch hunt” claim against the investigation. 2) It shows the Russians didn’t only support President Trump, they supported Bernie Sanders and Jill Stein as well. And 3) Russia’s objective was to sow discord, which is why they continued the information operations post-election. So far, we’re letting the Russians win; it’s our duty as citizens to work together to stop this, not let them divide us.
After catching up on the events of the week, check out what Independent political candidates and organizations did by visiting our Independent Action post located here.