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Recently more than a dozen Democratic Representatives among them Alexandria Ocasio Cortez visited two Texas border detention centers, one in El Paso, and the other one located in Clint. What followed the tour was a tirade of ridiculous allegations on Twitter. AOC claimed that she saw detainees’ drinking water from a toilet and further claimed she had felt unsafe from the detention center officers who were laughing and ridiculing members of Congress.
The sordid saga unfolding slowly in the aftermath of the Jeffrey Epstein arrest should not surprise anyone, however shocking its details are. This is was a media firestorm just waiting to happen, since at least 2008.
Despite restrictive aboortion legislations passed in 2019, many states have taken steps to help women to obtain abortions.Georgia, Kentucky,Louisiana,Ohio and Mississippi have passed bills banning abortions after a heartbeat is detected.
Chernobyl is an HBO’s five parts miniseries that deals with the nuclear accident in the North of Ukraine, a state member of the USSR at its time. It focuses on the preceding hours of the worst incident of this nature in human history, the succeeding efforts of the Government officials to try to minimize the perception of the risk and on the rogue citizens that tried to deal with the problem for what it really was, a disaster that threatened all kind of life in the whole continent.
After the Democrats initiated the scandalous Russiagate that culminated with the Mueller report, which ended the witch-hunt and exonerated president Trump, the democrats are back on another fishing expedition, this time in a bid to save face; they are hunting for the president’s tax returns to make them public.
Ren Zhengfei the founder and CEO of Huawei is a chairperson who must be under a lot of pressure to resolve issues facing the company he founded. Huawei the world’s largest telecommunications manufacturer and the second largest manufacturer of smartphones fell victim to the recent global trade tussle between the United States and China.
The first round of the 2019 Democratic presidential debates painted a depressing picture for the vast majority of Americans. Conservatives and progressives alike should be concerned about the current trajectory of the Democratic party.
It is quite clear now that illegal migration into the United States from Mexico is an issue that has undoubtedly been close to President Donald Trump’s heart. On his campaign trail, one of his most elaborate policy agenda was on immigration. He made it the centerpiece of his successful campaign.
When President Donald Trump took charge of the economy, America’s gross domestic product was 1%. In two years and five months, the American economy is running at +3.2%. The economy that was destined to crash was brought back to life by President Trump’s super-efficient economic plan. No other President in American history was able to achieve what President Trump has achieved in just two years.
The tension regarding Iran remains thick. The most recent news includes the US reinforcing bases in the Middle East, sending an aircraft carrier, and a B52 bomber squadron. General McKenzie commander of US forces in the region says Iran has taken a step back and reassessed its plans, but the danger remains and the tension with Iran didn’t arise overnight.
In May 2017, President Donald Trump fired FBI director James Comey. The President felt that the then FBI Director Comey was not handling the Clinton inquiry and the Russian interference into the 2016 Presidential Election suitably.
The 85th United States Attorney General, William Barr, was confirmed by the Senate on February 14, 2019, upon President Donald Trump’s nomination on December 7, 2018.
Robert Mueller has finally stepped down from the post of Special Counsel, having failed to do any damage to the President despite trying hard for more than two years. Unable to find any evidence of collusion, he then sought to muddy the waters by refusing to clear the President on the obstruction of justice charge in his Final Report.
Even though it was Peter Wilding, the founder of Centre for British Influence Through Europe, an independent cross-party, pro-single market, foreign affairs think-tank market in the United Kingdom, who coined the word ‘Brexit’, it was Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who came up with ‘slow Brexit’.
Israel is either being denounced in the UN General Assembly for Balkanizing Palestinians in the Gaza strip, being tainted by a warm relationship with the White House.
On the 18thJanuary 2019, a video was posted online in what appeared to be Nicholas Sandmann a Covington Catholic high school student and his school mates mocking and harassing Nathan Phillips a native American elder as he sang and played the drum at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC.
There is good news ahead for those college administrators (that means all college administrators) who want to ensure they create the perfect racial diversity mix on college campuses. While the specific use of race may not be used as a determining factor for college admissions, there are, shall we say, rules and then there are rules.
Another round of elections for President of the United States is less than 2 years away. Two years of Trump Administration have been followed by impeachment narrative and serious accusations, while some of his achievements have been left neglected. Despite the big win of Democrats in midterms 2018 and their recently established majority in House of Representatives, odds are that US people might opt for a Republican president in 2020 again. The article seeks to outline why a vote for a Republican serves the best interest of the country.
On Easter Sunday morning, April 21, Jihadist terrorists attacked Sri Lanka in a series of coordinated actions that resulted in 253 people dead. The attacks were favored by religious fractionalization and a political division that led to a failure in intelligence and security services. This scenario was a structure of political opportunity for an already well-established terror platform that combined support networks, wealthy coordinators and executors, local and international connections, and an efficient mixture of material and human resources. In this report, we give you a summarized account of what happened, the domestic political factors that favored the attacks, and an analysis of the actors, connections, and networks needed for the disastrous result.
It’s interesting how social advancements often lead to new social challenges. Case in point – Transgender participation in sports. Two recent events have surfaced in the news lately, although you won’t find mainstream media covering thetransgender athletes, for some reason.
First, in Connecticut, two transgender athletes took first and second place in the girls’ state track meet. Andraya Yearwood, a 17-year old biological male who self-identifies as a female, won second place in the 55-meter sprint, with a time of 7.01 seconds. The third place sprinter, who is a biological female, finished at a significantly slower 7.23 seconds. Terry Miller, the other male-born, transgender athlete at the meet, finished first, blowing away state records for this girls’ event, with a blazing fast 6.95 seconds.
Back in November when they retook the house, the Dems were full of bravado, threatening to rain fire and brimstone on the White House. After years in the political wilderness of the opposition, the Democrats in the Congress were eager to wield the power of house investigations to hurt their arch-nemesis in the White House, no matter the cost to the American citizen.
Like it or not—and unless you’re one of that recalcitrant 33% who believes 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 population of Van Meter, Iowa is 1,016 which, as of this writing, is exactly the same as the number of Democrats who have declared they are running for president in 2020. It seems appropriate at this time to take a brief look at some of the leading Democrats in the very crowded field.
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.
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 […]
It has almost become a cliché to observe that we have a sliding scale of justice in America, “The Land of the Free.” According to many studies, nearly 92% of the public believes that the criminal justice system needs fixing. The challenge comes as to which aspects truly need repair, which groups the uneven application of justice favors, and what can be done to rectify it.
ISIS, How did we get here? -By Morgan Deane President Donald Trump took a small victory lap via tweet last week when he reminded everybody that American backed forces cleared the last stronghold of ISIS. While this is a very important victory over utter barbarians, the problems that created them in the first place remain […]
President Trump is again focusing on one of his promises during the 2016 campaign: to abolish the Affordable Care Act.
The legislation, commonly known as Obamacare, greatly expanded low-income and working-class Americans’ eligibility for Medicaid. More than 20 million additional people are now getting health insurance from private companies through the federal program.
Democrats vow to resist the administration’s efforts to end the ACA. Most of them favor making it even easier to qualify for the coverage, and some want to enact a “Medicare for all” system guaranteeing health insurance for everyone.
The city of Christchurch in New Zealand, also referred to as Garden city is known for its beautiful parks, gardens and tree-lined streets. However, it recently became infamous for a horrific incident of mass murder.
Brenton Tarrant, a 28-year-old Australian born, white supremacist while live streaming on Facebook, walked into Masjid Al Noor mosque in the city during Friday prayers armed with automatic rifles. He proceeded to indiscriminately shoot and kill 50 Muslim worshipers and injuring 50 others.
Brexit is making the news this week but the kind of chaos that we’ve seen has been building day by day over several years.
Why did they vote for Brexit?
The causes of Brexit are relatively familiar for American conservatives, and many pundits and analysts compared the vote for Brexit to the same fervor that elected Trump. The first major reason was economics. Many members of the EU, particularly countries in the Central and Western Europe subsidize what are seen as lax retirement policies, generous benefits, and stagnant economies of Southern Europe. So when Trump warned that he didn’t want America to become like Greece, the people in the UK didn’t want to pay for the messes in Greece, Italy, and Spain.
Does Freedom of Speech Have a Double Standard? -By Robert Joseph Ahola … The PC Police Say “Yes!” Freedom of speech can be a tricky thing, especially in the USA where we have come to take it for granted. It is, after all, a First Amendment right, and as long as we do not shout “fire” in […]
Operation Varsity Blues -By Kimberly Wylie On March 12, 2019, one of the largest scandals in American universities came to a head. Fifty people were indicted in a college admissions scheme on a scale never before known. Wealthy executives, famous actresses, top university coaches, and more all stand accused. The public is in an uproar […]
DoJ Investigations – Why Facebook Deserves To Face The Music There are several things wrong with the way Silicon Valley is functioning. Granted, it has been a beacon of economic growth and productivity in the US economy in recent years. The innovative and competitive spirit of the industry there has helped us maintain a technological […]
The Latest Brexit Votes: What Are Theresa May’s Options Now? The UK was supposed to leave the EU on March 29th, so this week marked the start of what was supposed to be Britain’s last two weeks in the EU. But with the British Parliament still torn in two, every proposed Brexit deal has been […]
Trump Vetoes Bill Rejecting His National Emergency By Jim Owen President Trump is still fighting for his proposal to build a wall along the length of the U.S.-Mexico border, even though Congress voted to block his national emergency declaration to proceed with the project. On March 15, the president issued his first veto after more […]
College Admissions Scandal: How much for a college education? How much have you got -By Curtice Mang At long last, we now know the answer to this much asked question: How much does a college education cost? Answer: How much have you got? It turns out that the cost of admission to elite colleges in […]
Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and the FEC complaint, is she in trouble? -By Heather McDonald Alexandria Ocasio Cortez popularly known as AOC was only 28 years old when On November 6, 2018, she galvanized the left wing and stunned the Democratic establishment by defeating the ten-term incumbent Joe Crowley in the House of Representatives’ elections; making […]
NATO and Trump’s Administration: not so obsolete after all -By Ivana Martac The importance of transatlantic bond may not be the highest priority of current US administration, but at the same time, it is not entirely true that the current state of the transatlantic partnership is all gloomy at the moment. The purpose of this […]
The Democratic Resolution Against Discrimination: What It Really Says About Anti-Semitism The past week has seen the Democrats divided over a comment from freshman congresswoman Ilhan Omar. After Omar made a comment condemning support for Israel, many picked up on anti-Semitic tropes in her words and previous tweets. But rather than responding to Omar’s comments, […]
Democrats: Did we say collusion? We meant… –By Curtice Mang This week the House Judiciary Committee initiated an investigation into alleged misdeeds by President Donald Trump. The committee requested documents from 81 individuals, including family, business associates and members of his administration. They will subpoena, if necessary. The timing is interesting, given that the Mueller […]
Mueller Investigation: Why is everyone setting low expectations on the outcomes? On May 17th, 2017, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein appointed former FBI Director Mueller as the special council tasked with investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election. Mueller’s investigation was started to look for links between Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government. And […]
Democratic House Investigations – More About Harassment & Less About Impeachment Washington politics sometimes has the feeling of a staged drama. Events have certain inevitable predictability associated with them. President Trump’s election could possibly be considered the one big event that threw the script out of the window in favor of the will of the […]
Trump and Veterans – By Morgan Dean Donald Trump has signed and implemented several measures to improve the help available to veterans. As with everything in Washington these days, there is significant disagreement as to their efficacy, but we can still discern several noticeable bills and actions, and assess their impact. Private Health Care? The […]