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Miles: Trump’s deflections distract from Russia allegations

Miles: Trump’s deflections distract from Russia allegations

Danny Miles, Staff Writer

March 24, 2017

In the early hours of March 4, President Donald J. Trump shocked the nation with claims that the Obama administration had ordered the wiretapping of Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential campaign, via his customary Twitter storm. These allegations could easily be mistaken for the typical bluster of Pres...

Miles: Remember those who defended the refugees

Danny Miles, Columnist

February 3, 2017

The events that have occurred over the first days of Donald Trump’s presidency have served a heaping portion of chaos and fear. As President Trump begins to fulfill his campaign promises, which critics and supporters alike believed to be unlikely at best, the United States has been thrust into a situat...

Miles: Aggression in the 2016 election

Danny Miles, Columnist

November 11, 2016

Election season never comes without a certain amount of vitriol. Since the founding of the United States, our presidential elections have been filled to the brim with fire and hatred coming from all political parties involved. At least we have moved on from tactics used in the Election of 1800, where ...

Miles: No news today

Danny Miles, Columnist

October 28, 2016

This election cycle has provided no shortage of news that’s fit to air. Each new day brings some new wonderful Trump-ism that can provide hours of new sound-bites, or some new scandal brought to light that provides pundits and comedians hours of new material to dig into. There probably hasn’t been a ...

Miles: Lies

Daniel Miles, Columnist

October 7, 2016

It’s time to stop this. Donald Trump being a serious contender for the President of the United States was an amusing idea when he announced his candidacy. It was hilarious when he was one of the last candidates remaining six months later. It was even still funny when he won the Republican nomin...

Miles: The state of our schools

Daniel Miles, Columnist

September 23, 2016

It’s a common refrain on Facebook (for me, at least), from former classmates to disgruntled parents: “Our schools are failing us!” “We don’t learn anything important in school!” “Why didn’t they teach us how to write checks, or to pay taxes?” “I’ve never used algebra once!” “...

Miles: Zen and the art of college

Danny Miles, Columnist

September 9, 2016

Clubs are an integral part of the college experience. They're a big part of why a lot of people go to college in the first place; in a sense, they're synonymous with the campus lifestyle. Class, clubs, homework, sleep, repeat—that's the game plan of an awful lot of college students. Oh, and toss in...

Miles: No guns at CWRU, but choices don’t kill

A sign notifying CWRU affiliated individuals and visitors that firearms are not permitted in the Kelvin Smith Library.

Danny Miles

April 8, 2016

A bill to grant universities the option of allowing concealed handguns on campus is currently being deliberated by the Ohio Senate. House Bill 48 passed the Ohio House of Representatives in November of 2015. It allows concealed handguns to be taken into day-care centers, public buildings and airports...

Miles: Catch a breath, take a day

Students studying in Kelvin Smith Library. To succeed, take care of yourself.

Danny Miles

April 1, 2016

It's that time of the semester again: Spring break has been over for a little while, and that fresh burst of energy has all but dissipated. The professors are gearing up for the next round of exams and finals are rearing their ugly heads on the horizon. Add to that the ever-present specter of personal...

Miles: Sanders, not stifled, burns forward

Danny Miles

March 18, 2016

On the night of March 8, thousands of political spectators across the country were left with mouths agape when Bernie Sanders (49.8 percent) won the Michigan Democratic primary over Hillary Clinton (48.3 percent). To say it was an upset is an understatement. Numerous polls had Clinton with at least...

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