Abortion will always be a controversial subject. The defunding of Planned Parenthood should not be. Any organization accepting federal funding should be staying out of politics, as by receiving federal funding, an organization is no longer representing its employees, shareholders, etc., but representing all of the United States. Planned Parenthood is doing just the opposite.
It’s the harsh reality of the situation.
Despite being one of the few bipartisan issues in politics today (Over 82% of Americans support term limits), congressional term limits have a very limited chance of being considered given current circumstances. Americans would be better off debating issues that have the possibility of reformed. Calls for term limits have been re-ignited recently due to the upcoming midterm elections. These include multiple older senators, such as Diane Feinstein and Bill Nelson up for re-election. Many politicians have been in Washington too long, but it may be unproductive to argue for term limits, given the requirements to implement such measures.
In late June, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his decision to step down from the United States highest court. His decision opened up a seat on the Supreme Court, granting President Trump the opportunity to appoint his second Supreme Court Justice. On July 10, the President announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee for next justice of the Supreme Court. If Kavanaugh becomes the next Supreme Court Justice, the United States will have a reliably conservative Supreme Court since arguably the 1930s. The court may continue to be conservative for decades to come.
Houses Races are inherently boring. Competition is usually minimal and elections are often won before people even go to the polls. The majority of House Districts are very partisan to one Party or another. It is not uncommon for House candidates to run uncontested in many Districts dominated by their Party.
Like many other House Races, New York’s 14th Congressional District House Race would be uninteresting to follow. The Democratic Party has controlled this District for years now, consistently blowing out conservative candidates. This District has been unwinnable for anyone not representing the Democratic Party. But this year, the notion of the 14th District’s election already being won has been thrown out of the window. As Election Day nears, it has become almost impossible to predict who will win. The possibility of Republican Anthony Pappas winning in this strongly Democratic District is very real, and it has nothing to do with Pappas himself and everything to do with what’s going on within the Democratic Party.
On June 26, 2018, President Trump’s controversial travel ban was upheld by the Supreme Court in a 5-4 vote. The ruling was a huge victory for the President, as the Supreme Court confirmed the legitimacy of the ban. The ban prohibiting travel from 7 countries – Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, and Venezuela — has been a topic of fierce debate.