Don't Let "Reality TV" Distract You From These 4 Stories
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 avoid:
- Omarosa’s back to reality tv! On a recent episode of “Celebrity Big Brother,” Omarosa confided in a castmate about her time spent at the White House. While her comments shed some light on the relationship among staff members in the White House and with how people feel about the Trump Administration, they won’t matter much in the long run.
What to focus on:
- Annnnnd it’s back again. Headlines with the words “sexual misconduct” graced our media outlets once more last week. Steve Wynn resigned as CEO of Wynn Resorts in an effort to save the brand from his wrongdoings. Meanwhile, in California, Democratic Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia was accused of sexual misconduct at a softball game a few years back. It’s time we admit we have a problem with sexual misconduct in America.
- Coming along with the sexual misconduct deja vu was government shutdown deja vu. The government shut down once more. However, it lasted only 8 hours as the Senate was able to create legislation funding the government for two more years. After some obstacles in the House, the bill made it to President Trump’s desk where he promptly signed it. The bill is a positive in that it’s a relatively long-term solution. However, it’s quite strange to see such deficit increases from the supposedly fiscally conservative Republican government.
- On a higher note, SpaceX launched their Falcon Heavy rocket, the most powerful rocket in decades, into space. The rocket is headed for Mars and carries along with it some data stored on an “arch” (pronounced “ark”), a Tesla Roadster, a mannequin, and a hot wheels car.
- And last, but definitely not least, the Winter Olympics began in PyeongChang last week. Enjoy the games and go team USA!
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.