Videos of Greta Thunberg, a 16-year-old girl from Sweden, addressing world leaders at the United Nations Climate Action Summit are circling news outlets and the internet. Thanks to modern technology, she has effectively become the worldwide face of the climate action movement.
The corruption and inefficiency in the United States Congress is something that almost everyone has come to deal with. Many who see this dilemma turn to Congressional term limits via a constitutional amendment. According to Rasmussen Reports, in 2016, 74 percent of Americans support congressional term limits for all members of Congress.
Last week I wrote my commentary “Mending the Rift” about the need for Americans to be open to other people’s ideas and not be afraid to discuss political matters. The purpose? To foster community in our nation, to understand differences and gain insight on other possible solutions to our nation’s problems.
A bomb threat targeting Shippensburg Area Senior High School failed to close Shippensburg’s public schools last Wednesday, Sept. 11. Students entered the building guarded by members of the Shippensburg Police Department, but otherwise classes continued as normal, a marching band rehearsed outside and a gym class exercised in the field by the school.
Gun violence in America has been a common scene of both chaos and carnage. National leaders respond to the issue in a seemingly systematic manner — thoughts and prayers; thought and prayers; thoughts and prayers — while innocent Americans continue to die.
Former special counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress on July 24, and laid out the facts involving his investigation into the act of war that was launched by the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election.
The Democratic Debates kicked off last week, and it is clear is that the future is very much female. There is a total of 24 candidates in the race, including a former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak.
Last week a federal judge heard the merits of a case involving President Donald Trump’s financial records and the House representatives who attempted to obtain them. Trump unlawfully decided he would challenge the Democrats, who wanted to conduct oversight of the Executive Branch. This is not expressly authorized in the United States Constitution, but is implied through the enumerated powers.
As journalists, we really only have two things; a copier that frequently malfunctions and our integrity. They say that the pen is mightier than the sword, but this only holds weight if the words being written are trusted to be true.
This open letter is a response to a mass email sent by your office to the Shippensburg community, as well as other public comments made about stories that have been published in The Slate over the past several weeks, and in a meeting Tuesday between you and members of The Slate staff.