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Bolting towards disaster

(03/28/18 4:00am)

With the most recent exodus of remaining competent officials from the Trump administration, the President has signalled to any and all competent policymakers that serving in the administration is not worth their personal reputations. In firing H.R. McMaster, a man who has dedicated his life to public service, Trump has thoroughly nailed this coffin. More pressingly, Gen. McMaster’s replacement, John R. Bolton, has been described by some as a genuine national security threat. As stated by Duke Professor Peter Feaver in a recent article, “One can find more hawkish voices far from the corridors of power but probably not within them.” This grim reality of having appointed an ultra-hawk at a time of high global tension and responsivity to U.S policy is indeed frightening.








One year in: How Trump's first year has affected the Duke community

(01/22/18 2:41am)

Since President Donald Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017, The Chronicle has published 337 news articles, opinion columns, editorials and satirical columns that mention his name. He can dominate the national news cycle with an early morning tweet and change immigration policy with a stroke of the pen—but some of his actions hit closer to campus than others.