Trenton Hale

Articles by Trenton Hale

Donald Trump Is Wrong about Tariffs and Mercantilism

During the past few weeks, Donald Trump has been releasing some of his proposals if he were to win the election in 2024. While many of his positions pose great danger to personal liberty, such as his plan to “end crime and keep Americans safe,” his proposals on tariffs are up there in terms of ignorance.
In a video posted on February 27, Donald Trump released his plan to “end our reliance on China.” In the short video, Trump claims that his plan would increase American jobs by the millions and remove our dependence on China. The Trump War Room twitter account proclaimed he would “revive Mercantilism for the 21st Century.”
Trump’s promoting of tariffs is disastrous for the economy. The increase in the costs of production manipulates competition as it leads to people spending more money on a

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Meanwhile in Yemen, the US Government Supplies Weapons to Continue the Carnage

Since 2014, the tiny country of Yemen has been devastated by the ongoing civil war following the Houthi takeover of the government. It only worsened in March 2015, when President Barack Obama began to aid the Saudi Arabians in the war effort. As of February 2022, over 370,000 people have lost their lives due to the lack of food, the lack of medical necessities, and the bombings from the war.
Despite the severity of the war, the press has covered very little of it. Between 2015 and 2019, the media only covered about ninety-two minutes of the conflict. Based on the atrocities, this is shockingly low, especially when the media chose to cover the false Russian election meddling around the same time. MSNBC even went an entire year without mentioning what was happening in Yemen.
One might ask

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Questioning the Military Necessity of Dropping Atomic Bombs on Japanese Cities

One of the most devastating moments in American history took place on August 6 and August 9, 1945, with the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Approximately three hundred thousand civilians, forty-three thousand soldiers, forty-five thousand Korean slave laborers, and over a thousand American citizens (including twenty-three prisoners of war) would die.

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