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Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 -0400The Environmental Protection Agency plans to add stricter regulations on methane emissions emitted by Oil & Gas industries. Although the intentions are to protect the environment and public health, they fail to acknowledge the industriesa current downfalls; the additional rules will cause more damage to the already injured O&G.
Thu, 12 May 2011 00:00:00 -0400As the United States and its allies struggle to get to grips with its new challenges in the Middle East and North Africa, pundits, scholars and journalists have combed every inch of the Muslim Brotherhood's history for clues to what might happen in the event the movement takes control over the region.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400I've long made a joke that credit cards are evil. But that's not true. When a person who is responsible with their money uses them responsibly, they are not evil at all. Try renting a car or making a hotel reservation without one. Credit cards also offer a level of protection when you make purchases. For instance, if you buy something online, and you're unhappy with it, or it's never delivered to you, you have the option of disputing the charges. It can protect you from many of the possible dangers of purchasing something from an unknown company.
Sun, 20 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0400A showdown is looming in Washington. And it's all about debt. Just to put this into perspective, our national debt stands at about $14 trillion. According to the national debt clock on brilling.com, the debt is $14,107,455,627,940.78, and the estimated population of the United States is 309,976,811. So each citizen's share of this debt is $45,511.33. The national debt is increasing by approximately $4.16 billion per day.
Sat, 21 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400It would be a difficult task today to find an American who is proud of our Federal Government. Rampant corruption permeates the Democratic and Republican parties and it seems the judicial branch is motivated more by politics and ideology than constitution. It is a terrifying time in America; our federal leaders have decided they know what's best for us and have turned a deaf ear. It's not an Obama failure or a Bush failure.
Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400The fallout from the recently held ASEAN summit in Hanoi has far reaching implications for China and the region, but also indicates rising disquiet of China's attempts to gain regional assertiveness. With Vietnam currently chairing ASEAN, the item that China had wanted to avoid discussion over - ownership of parts of the South China Sea - well and truly gained the glare of the spotlight.
Mon, 09 Aug 2010 00:00:00 -0400With ongoing formal accession negotiations that would see Turkey become a permanent, fully-fledged member of the European Union and European Economic Council, political and economic communications between EU members and the Southeast European Republic will reach a fever-pitch over the next decade.
Fri, 30 Jul 2010 00:00:00 -0400As many Americans continue to go about their busy lives, those who are living near the Gulf Coast are continuing to experience the harm that the BP oil spill has caused to their livelihood. Although it has been three months since the oil rig explosion and massive leak in the the ocean waters of the Gulf, BP politics have not changed very much in the effort to get things cleaned up. While the world watches the trouble being caused by the largest environmental disaster ever faced, it seems as though the political aspect in Washington is at a stand still as neither side can agree on the best course of action.
Mon, 21 Jun 2010 00:00:00 -0400A proposed plan for China to provide Pakistan with two civilian nuclear plants has prompted intense scrutiny from officials in Washington and Delhi. The deal, to construct two 650-megawatt reactors at Chashma in Punjab, would increase the number of civilian reactors in Pakistan to four, with one previously built reactor already dedicated to military use. Although India and the United States have stopped short of publicly condemning the nuclear trade, both countries made it clear that the transfer must fall under the guidelines of international law.
Sun, 09 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400The Internet is under attack by the Obama Administration through executive powers. This does not bode well for the Internet entrepreneurs or for political speech. The following is an analysis of how the Internet and specifically Google has created a free world-wide social environment. The governments of the world should study the Internet Society. They might learn something.
Sun, 02 May 2010 00:00:00 -0400President Obama signed legislation to expand college access for millions of young Americans by revamping the federal student loan program in what he called "one of the most significant investments in higher education since the G.I. Bill." A word of caution is warranted here. The student loan program could easily become a vehicle for youth enslavement by the US Government.
Tue, 27 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400While still a long way off from challenging the United States as the predominant world naval power, China's modernized People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) is beginning to take a more assertive role in an expanding theater of operations. Previously content on patrolling coastal waters and preparing for an armed conflict with Taiwan, China now has a naval presence all along commercial sea routes to the Middle East and has stepped up military operations in the contested waters of the East and South China Seas.
Fri, 16 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Not satisfied to just goad his critics and take on the GOP Obama has decided to bring scripture references into the controversy. We know what Pastor Wright said about damning America but now we can see further into the Wright theology or the lack of it with Obama's inference to last day's theology more commonly referred to as eschatological doctrine.
Sun, 11 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Infantophobia is a neologistic word whose life expectancy may be no more predictable than the unborn-children it makes reference to but, the word homophobia has a life all of its own, even if in reality it does not deserve one.
Fri, 02 Apr 2010 00:00:00 -0400Recently passed health care reform (HC bill) raises a multitude of issues regarding personal privacy and government intrusion into peoples' lives. For instance: Page 58 contains the following statement: Government will have real-time access to individuals' finance and a National ID Health card will be issued.
Thu, 25 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Barack Obama asked the Dem's to help him save his Presidency by voting for his healthcare bill. Really! Is there an impeachment underway? America will be far too busy trying to save the country from bankruptcy to worry about Obama's next two years in office.
Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:00:00 -0400Following the battle over Obamcare has been daunting and has left millions of Americans exasperated if not in shock. On the surface it looks like a victory for the Dem's but, just under the surface is a festering if not slithering heap of lousy politics and dishonesty at the highest levels.
Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0500The idioms of the PC bent are more prevalent in politics than in any other sphere of American life. The general use of PC terms seems to have gravitated largely to the liberal side of the block.
Wed, 06 Jan 2010 00:00:00 -0500Glenn Beck recently said that giving 'Birthers' air time would benefit the Obama administration. Beck said both the idea of radio air time and the birthers arguments were the "dumbest thing I ever heard."
Wed, 30 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Much ado is being made over Governor Romney's recent address about his Mormon faith. And, much more ado should be made. The American people are perceived as being so politically saavy that the faith of a candidate for President, or a candidate for any other public office, has little or no bearing on their electability.
Sat, 19 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500In a fairer world I could spend my time talking about the beautiful music and sentiments of country music composer Tom T. Hall's classic song, Old Dogs, Children and Watermelon Wine. The golden nostalgia in Hall's song is all but lost in an Obama world of 'Change we can hardly recognize.'
Thu, 10 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500The prophetic message has changed little in the last two years but the country has changed significantly, unfortunately the changes have not all been good. What has not changed one whit is the prophetic charge I was given almost forty years past. In no uncertain terms I can say that our economy will plummet because our dollar will begin to fail across the globe. The current flush of spending by the government and the health care proposals now in the Senate are the single greatest threat to economic security the nation has ever had to face. It will not end well.
Fri, 04 Dec 2009 00:00:00 -0500Years of writing opinion editorials has assured me that my opinion is no more important than anyone else's but at times I understand that it may be more called for if not seriously necessary.
Tue, 19 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400The administrators at Notre Dame had it in mind to foster tolerance and diversity with those of differing opinions. Among the graduating class a few students had Obama's circle logo pasted on their caps leaving no doubt what was in their minds.
Fri, 15 May 2009 00:00:00 -0400There has never been a time in history when the terms Eschatology and progressive liberalism have meant more yet it is also a time when speaking rationally of either of them would first require a very specific definition for both. What are the definitions and why are they so important today?