When Bullies Come to Power

As the nation focuses on former Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen’s fall from favor, Stephen Miller is steadily climbing the rungs of success and influence.

Miller came into the spotlight after it was revealed that he was the mastermind behind the president’s cruel family separation policy at the U.S.-Mexico border and when his uncle, Dr. David Glosser, wrote a piece for Politico titled, “Stephen Miller Is an Immigration Hypocrite. I Know Because I’m His Uncle.”

Now, the president has put Miller in charge of the administration’s immigration policy following the forced resignation of Nielsen, who the president considered to be too lax in her policies.

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The Field Widens

Representatives Eric Swalwell (CA) and Tim Ryan (OH) have both officially announced their candidacies for president of the United States, bringing the total number of Democratic contenders to no less than 18.

Ryan announced his bid during a rally in Youngstown, Ohio, and focused his message around re-enfranchising the “fly-over states.”

Swalwell made his announcement on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and emphasized the importance of economic equity and gun reform.

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Christchurch Shooter Faces 50 Murder Charges

The man accused of killing 50 people in a mosque in New Zealand last month will face charges for each person he killed in addition to 39 counts of attempted murder.

The 28-year-old Australian is scheduled to appear in court on Friday; he has reportedly complained about his treatment while in prison after being denied the privilege of making calls or seeing visitors.

Before attacking the worshipers, the mass-murderer emailed out a racist, Nazi-inspired manifesto praising the president of the United States as a “pillar of white identity.”

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Why Trump’s Lies Are So Dangerous

Once again, the president has told a blatant lie that is easily proven false while on national television, and it’s causing more damage than you think.

If you took a look at any major news site yesterday, you would have seen headlines like “Donald Trump’s Lies: 3 theories on why they don’t seem to faze him,” or “Trump can get away with lying because he’s so loud about it.”

They may seem innocent enough, and even relevant, but the narrative they create is both insidious and terribly dangerous.

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Trump Does Democrats a Favor

The president recently backtracked his statements that the GOP would soon become the “party of healthcare,” and is now saying that no Republican healthcare proposal will be made until after the 2020 election.

As blatantly irresponsible as the decision may be, it opens up a tremendous opportunity for Democratic candidates hoping to win the presidency.

With only a single Republican candidate bereft of any comprehensive healthcare plan or policy, Democrats have the opportunity to speak unopposed on healthcare — a chance that we as a nation cannot afford to pass up.

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The Opening Roster

The 2020 election season has kicked off at full throttle with more than a dozen Democrat hopefuls throwing their hat in the race for the White House.

UPDATED 04/09/2019 02:08 PM PST

With so many presidential candidates, it’s nearly impossible to keep them all straight. Iron Triangle Press aims to provide you with an activist’s perspective on each of these candidates and their policies to help you make the most informed choice possible come election day.

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“Total Exoneration”

Special Counsel Robert Mueller concluded his investigation last week and found that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 election.

As anti-climactic as the findings may be, they certainly aren’t terribly surprising, and some argue that they even justify the president’s repeated cries that the whole affair was a “witch hunt.”

Others, however, point out that there never needed to be proof of collusion to justify an impeachment case considering the president and his administration have been found to be complicit in campaign finance crimes and the fact that the president is still the subject of multiple investigations.

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Justice, Upended

The Illinois Supreme Court upheld a 7-year sentence for the former police officer who shot African-American teen Laquan McDonald 16 times and killed him in 2014.

Back in January, the former Chicago police officer was given a sentence of six years and nine months despite testimony from multiple black men who had experienced their own violent encounters with Jason Van Dyke which all pointed to a long-standing record of abuse and racial bias.

The state Supreme Court denied a request by the attorney general, Kwame Raoul, to resentence Van Dyke, a decision which has sparked city-wide outrage.

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“An Ongoing Petrochemical Disaster”

The massive fire that has been raging at a petrochemical storage facility in Deer Park, Texas since Sunday was finally extinguished early yesterday morning.

The incident forced the closure of nearby schools and residents were advised to limit time spent outdoors.

Sadly, this isn’t the first time that the region has seen such a disaster, and it’s becoming increasingly unlikely that it will be the last.

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The Kids Will Be Alright

Schoolchildren across the world skipped classes Friday to protest the lack of global action against climate change.

Much of the inspiration for the worldwide “school strike” was drawn from internationally acclaimed climate activist Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old girl from Sweden who has been skipping school for months now to protest climate change on the steps of the Swedish parliament building.

Thunberg has recently been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in light of her direct action, including the speeches she’s given to the United Nations and in Davos.

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