On the 22ndof December 2017, US President Donald Trump signed the Tax cuts and Jobs Act into law. It was the first time in over three decades that tax laws had changed significantly. The new laws maintained the number of tax brackets at seven.The law doubled the standard deduction, cut individual income tax rates and completely waived personal exemptions. The National Retail Federation (NRF) was working behind the scenes to support Washington lawmakers in passing the bill.The NRF was of the opinion that the new tax code would inspire investment and mitigate retailers of financial hardship. Retail analysts from Nomura/Instinet Equity Researchers in New York agreed that for the longest time, retailers had been paying the highest average corporate tax rates.
Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is in a British jail fighting extradition to the United States on charges of releasing hacked Democratic Party emails during the 2016 election campaign.The United Kingdom authorities arrested the publisher in mid-April at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. Julian Assange had been using the diplomatic facility as a sanctuary for nearly seven years, while two U.S. presidential administrations tried to put him on trial.Police in Sweden also wanted to extradite Julian Assange for alleged rape and molestation in that country, though prosecutors later dropped the charges. The journalist continues to insist that he is innocent.
Why Trump’s sanctuary cities plan is a step in the right direction -By Preetam Kaushik Illegal immigration is one area where successive administrations (both Republican and Democrat) have let the American people down. The Congress too has to shoulder part of the blame for this level of policy paralysis over decades. One of the worst […]
Like it or not—and unless you’re one of that recalcitrant 33% who believe that no good can come from a Trump administration—POTUS 45’s Middle East policy during his first two plus years in office is proving to be tough, direct, and almost viscerally unerring. This is particularly true of his pro Israel policy that has gone all the way to the wall with his movement of the US Embassy to Jerusalem and his endorsement of Israel’s permanent occupancy of the Golan Heights (which has been a staging point for every strike against Israel since its inception in 1948).
The most successful security intergovernmental organization turned 70 this April. North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) provides security umbrella and protects from conventional and nuclear attacks geopolitical landscape that comprises North America, Western Europe, Baltics and partially Balkans. Out of 29 member states, two are world’s most important economies, three are permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, six belong to G7 and seven members to the G20. Today forty-one states are formal NATO partners, while next in line to join the Alliance might be Georgia, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the recent past, the United States has seen a huge influx in the numbers of immigrants mostly from central America reaching the southern border with the intention of illegally crossing into the country. Most of the migrant caravans some numbering to over 3000 men, women and children originate from countries such as Honduras, Guatemala, and El-Salvador and only grow bigger as they approach the US Mexico border.
With the Mueller Investigation literally blowing up in their faces in March, the Democrats are being driven to desperation. The momentum has swung sharply in favor of the GOP and Trump with the election just over a year away. With “collusion” no longer a viable weapon, the Dems have turned their attention to another of their pet peeves in these last three years – President Trump’s tax records.
A recent children’s Easter egg hunt at UC-Berkeley required parents sign a waiver before their children could participate.
A waiver? It’s an Easter egg hunt, it’s not like the children were going to be traveling through plutonium. The event was broken into three age groups and took place in roped-off flat grass areas. Yet, UC-Berkeley felt the need to explain the potential hazards to the parents and have them sign off before their kids could participate.
Democrats: No collusion, no problem – well just make it up -By Curtice Mang Remember back in 1986 when Geraldo Rivera opened Al Capone’s vault in Chicago on TV? The program aired live on Chicago’s WGN and in syndication around the country. He found nothing, except a couple of empty gin bottles and some dust, lots […]
Trump Calls Off Plan to Close the Border -By Jim Owen President Trump, after vowing to close the southern border of the United States, now says the action is not necessary – at least for the time being. The president explained that he changed his position on the border issue because Mexico had promised to be more aggressive in stopping undocumented immigrants […]