Some people relish in the opportunity to talk about politics, often voicing their opinions and ideologies in conversation, and online. There are also people who don't engage in talking about politics for a variety of reasons, such as disinterest, which is an entirely different issue.
In recent news, Florida has been hit by a massive and destructive hurricane. Hurricane Michael has been classified as a Category 4 storm, with maximum sustained winds over 155 mph. This is one of the strongest storms that has hit the U.S. since 1992. Some are comparing this disaster to Hurricane Andrew, which was one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit our country. Other news sites, such as CNN, are even comparing this to Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Andrew were tragedies that left so many families without homes, destroyed towns, and killed innocent people.
Now that we are back in school and getting into the routine of things, many students are beginning to come to the realization that coming back to HF may be fun and exciting, but the weather in the beginning of the year can be unbearable.
I can no longer tell if people are becoming dumber or angrier. Nike has recently chosen Colin Kaepernick of the NFL as its spokesperson; the athletic wear giant has since shown Kaepernick is many commercials and advertisements. This has caused outrage from Nike fans with Republican ideals, as Kaepernick is known for his silent protest of America, demonstrated by kneeling during the National Anthem at Football games. Many have criticized this protest, calling it “Anti-American” and “unpatriotic.” As a sign of objection, enraged Nike fans have resorted to destroying, disposing of, and even burning Nike products that they own.
Aretha Franklin’s songs and life will always be celebrated in the music community and the Queen of Soul will be respected and loved for the rest of time.
“Tonight I call upon all of us to set aside our differences, to seek out common ground, and to summon the unity we need to deliver for the people. This is really the key. These are the people we were elected to serve, Said Mr. Trump in the 2018 State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, in the the United States House of Representatives. In his address, he calls upon Americans to have a state of unity.
This Sunday, the United State’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport lost all power during the busiest time of the year. Those at the airport were stuck for several hours. This was reportedly the result of a fire in the underground electrical facility. According to NBC News,”By late Sunday, the airport had canceled 1,173 flights and delayed 207, according to FlightAware.com. Delta Air Lines, which is headquartered in Atlanta, said it was canceling another 300 flights, mostly to Atlanta, on Monday.”
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or interfering the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for an amendment of grievances.
Particularly in November 2017, a debate has been sparked on net neutrality, regarding a concept which would take away the guarantee of free speech online, as conducted by the Obama Administration.
This Tuesday, in the Alabama senate race, Democratic Doug Jones took the win. According to CBS News, “With all counties reporting, the Alabama Secretary of State reported Jones with 49.92 percent of the vote, and Moore with 48.38 percent of the vote.”
It’s unusual for a Democratic senator to win a typical Republican seat, but the loss comes after many sexual assault accusations rose against the Republican Roy Moore, despite the support from President Trump.
Because of the small margin of which Jones won by, Moore failed to concede and that “the vote is so close it’s not over,” as a recount will take place that will account for the military votes. Senior Amanda McDonald says, “He’s being a sore loser, just take the L.”
Donald Trump has already tweeted, “Congratulations to Doug Jones on a hard fought victory. The write-in votes played a very big factor, but a win's a win. The people of Alabama are great, and the Republicans will have another shot at this seat in a very short period of time. It never ends!”
Although the recount will occur, many believe, including secretary of state Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, it is highly unlikely that Moore will win it.