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Published: Fri, 28 Apr 2017 11:16:55 -0500


Preserving Our Democracy on Valentine's Day

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:54:46 -0500

On this forthcoming Valentine's Day, my significant other and I chose to keep away from customary endowments, for example, favor sweet for her or a container of decent alcohol for me for making blessings that help safeguard our vote based system.

Impact Of President Trump Renegotiating NAFTA

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:31:06 -0500

President Trump is trying to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement. This article explores the economic impact of this.

Dod-Frank Act Reform & The Financial Sector

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 10:21:37 -0500

Wall Street has had its fair share of criticism over the years from regulatory reform. This article will take a brief look at some of the policies that have come from the recent 2017 Presidential Election.

Trump: Hate Him, Love Him

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:57:35 -0500

For all the bad names, Trump is on track. Nothing against him so far can push off.

4 Ways to Really Make America Great

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:03:22 -0500

In the world of social media, we must learn to be civil and intelligent in our political disagreements. Here are four suggestions we should all follow to achieve that goal.

Leaving the TPP, Will the US Decision Make a Change?

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:22:31 -0500

President Trump decided to withdraw the country from TPP during his first week in his office. Will the decision better the nation or negatively impact from an opinion of a college student who is extremely worried about employment after graduatation.

Spying, Torture, and Assassination Courtesy of Your Government

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 13:35:11 -0500

US foreign policy encourages people to live in perpetual fear of shadowy, phantom enemies while our government simultaneously participates in spying, torture and assassination. Our federal government has tricked people into thinking that all citizens must sacrifice their liberties to win the war on terror.

Sanctuary Cities Will Stand Strong

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:14:42 -0500

Trump's executive order to cut sanctuary city funding will prove ineffective. Legal, financial, and societal factors stand in the way of this policy.

Automation Impacts President Trump Bringing Manufacturing Jobs Back To The US

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 08:59:55 -0500

When Donald Trump ran for President of the United States, he ran on a platform to bring jobs back from overseas. Trump believes that the only reason why the United States lost manufacturing jobs to overseas is because the United States government forced the American people to compete with those of another country. In other words, the government decided to trade with low production cost countries, which hurt the American people in the long run.

Elite Or Privileged

Sun, 09 Apr 2017 11:14:27 -0500

Since we were small children, many of us have been conditioned to recognize the physically strong, the mentally gifted, the wealthy, and the powerful to be the natural leaders who can show the rest of us how to have success and happiness. I do not recall being counseled to measure the performance of such people, nor did I receive a warning that they could choose to combine their talent with evil intent.

Populism, James Madison, and Hamilton Leithauer + Rostam

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 14:27:29 -0500

Populism through William Jennings Bryan almost consumed the Democrats. Today, the Republicans has been consumed. Oh, and Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam.

Republicans, Democrats, and Americans

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 08:30:01 -0500

How are your elected officials voting? Are they voting for YOUR best interests or simply along party lines?

The World Order Ruled By Money and Myths

Sat, 01 Apr 2017 08:22:15 -0500

It's almost laughable when considering how easily people are fooled. It doesn't matter how much information is available the majority seem unable to get their heads around reality. That is because they are brain-washed and besotted by myths, most of which come from ancient ideas related to the after-life.

The Purchasing Power of Pizza

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:11:02 -0500

The price of oil and gold is put in relation to inflation and purchasing power. The loss of the middle class' purchasing power is a lot higher than the US government states.

Trump Vs NAFTA

Tue, 28 Mar 2017 07:44:12 -0500

The republican view of trade agreements and why there is a bigger issue as play. The bigger issue at play is globalization.

The Rising Tide Of Tensions

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:39:41 -0500

Through-out the world the rising tide of tension has evoked a foreboding premonition that our world is spinning out of control. The latest terrorist attack in Great Britain is just one of the unsettling factors that contribute to the notion that our world is poised to fall into the abyss. We as a civilized society seem incapable of stopping those fanatics who have no regard for the sanctity of life.

Key Factors That Led to a Stunning and Surprising Donald Trump Victory

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:13:00 -0500

The world woke up to surprising, shocking and exciting news of Donald Trump being the president-elect of the most powerful nation in the world, the United States of America. He was seen as the underdog in this election given the experience of his competitor Hillary Clinton. Hillary was seen as a front-runner since she was deemed more stable given her more than 30 years in government life.

The Long Over-Due Truth About John McCain: The Contrived Belief in a Media-Made Delusion

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 07:38:27 -0500

How can a proven traitor be transformed into a hero by the media and maintain a hero's status for nearly 50 years, without some element of that media revealing the truth during that time? How could John McCain, elected and re-elected Senator from Arizona since 1986, have escaped from the truth about his treasonous collaborative actions as American POW in Vietnam? The truth is that McCain, son of a U.S. Navy admiral, spilled his guts to the North Vietnamese after being shot down over North Vietnam in October 1967, in exchange for special treatment. McCain was named "Songbird" by the POWs in the Hanoi Hilton POW camp who despised him for collaborating with the enemy. Read on for details about the real John McCain...

God's Gift of His Gospel Truth, and God's Gift of the United States of America

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:09:05 -0500

God has given us two fundamental gifts: the gospel of his Kingdom and the United States of America. In fact, they were joined as one by our founding fathers. The degree we know the gospel they worked by, the better we understand our freedom and liberty.

What Risks Are Arising As a Result of the Process of Brexit, Regardless of the Outcome?

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:10:36 -0500

A great deal was said during the EU Referendum campaign about the risks of leaving the EU and some commentators drew attention to the risks of remaining in it. I have always believed that everything depended on the final deal we get. In this article, I look at some risks arising from the process, regardless of the outcome. I go on to consider the similarities with risks which can arise in business where change creates risks in both the outcome and the process.

Mr President, Let's Build a Wall

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 08:37:01 -0500

This wall, unlike that on your agenda, cannot be financed by the Mexican or Russian government. Moreover, we do not have the time or the luxury to debate this issue. You must hasten, to administrate every national resource within your power--to restore the excellence of the "Oval Office" (our seat of power and International leadership) We must protect our country from "Hackers," "Bad hombre's," "Nasty Women" and practically anyone who is not fit to be commander in chief.

Affordable Healthcare Act Turned Out To Be Far Too Expensive - Should Have Read Before Signing

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 06:51:28 -0500

One question that many are asking is; how can we trust the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) now, after they were so far off on what the Obama Administration's "Affordable Healthcare Act" or ACA was supposed to achieve, namely 34 million uninsured Americans would be covered, turned out to be that the net gain was only 10.5 million. The ACA was supposed to allow people to 'keep their doctor' and see reduced costs for health insurance - again, the opposite happened. Let's talk about the politics, narrative, and continued misrepresentation of the ACA, shall we?

Stop The Insanity

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:36:24 -0600

How much longer can the American people and the world for that matter stand by and watch the Trump Administration strip away the very vital programs that actually make our country and the world that much safer? There has to be some way or someone capable to step in and pull the plugs on this insane President and the Republican assault. One has to wonder just how long can we put up with a leader of the free world who has proven time and time again to be a pathological liar, an obnoxious paranoid schizophrenic and an arrogant buffoon.

Understanding Narcissistic Rage

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 07:01:55 -0600

The magazine, Psychology Today, refers to narcissistic rage as "a chilling rage." From the point of view of a narcissist, the world "looks like it should approve, adore, agree and obey you. Anything less than that feels like an assault and because of that a narcissist feels justified in raging back at it." Psychology Today also lists characteristics of narcissists.

A Republican Model Emerges for Replacing Obamacare - Samuel Butler's Satirical 1861 Novel Erewhon

Sun, 05 Mar 2017 12:28:16 -0600

Erewhon is a 19th century novel, part satirical, part adventure tale and part dystopia, as is the case with most attempts tongue-in-cheek or sincere to describe a utopia. It could, somewhat facetiously, be said to be the kind of model that might tempt Republican lawmakers seeking to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.


Thu, 02 Mar 2017 10:52:03 -0600

This short article talks about NAFTA and the TPP. It also discusses some issues related to these two deals and Donald Trump.

Vulture Test: Watching Duterte

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 07:59:29 -0600

In the wild, vultures feed themselves with carcass of other animals. Their excellent senses of smell and sight provide them with handy tools of a scavenger.

The Electoral College Guarantees Every Vote Counts

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 08:37:29 -0600

The Founding Fathers had great foresight and in all probability, divine guidance for including this as the only way all American's can equally have their voice heard. It ensured the votes of people in Montana could equally be measured against the big and often oppressive voices of the big States with large populations that could control politics in America for generations.

What Might We Do When Confronted by Moral, Political and Spiritual Spies?

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 07:22:58 -0600

If they came to your house, what would they find? If they looked in through your windows, what might they see? Are there not spies all over the place in these dangerous days and a number of them appear to be motivated by political motives? There are new questions arising in America and in Washington in particular and there are also new questions arising in the United Kingdom and in Downing Street, and Holyrood, Edinburgh. He is on his way to the 'lion's den', but he is unaware of that, as he prays. Spies go to his house and discover him praying to God, overhearing him asking for God's help. If political spies came to your house, and peered through your window, would they find you at prayer?

Are I-Deals the New American Ideal?

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:56:04 -0600

As a history teacher I have learned many lessons. It has taken me a lifetime to accept that it may be naive to expect my president or my nation to uphold an allegiance to anything greater than themselves. And a part of me still wants to hold fast to the belief in a United States of America guided by Enlightenment ideals. But at the Woman's March on Saturday, I recognized that even if those ideals no longer shape our national government, they are powerfully branded into the souls of its people. And it is up to us to carry them forward.

Civility In Exercising First Amendment Rights

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:09:50 -0600

Although peaceful protesting is a right of free speech, free speech does not allow for the violation of another's First Amendment Rights. Groups, that encourage protesting anywhere from town halls to city streets, who pay protesters to come from outside the area often cause peaceful demonstration to escalate to civil disobedience and in many cases violent attacks on individuals with whom they disagree; and riot to include looting and destruction of private property and businesses. The responsibility for the conduct of protesters lies solely on the shoulders of the Organizer Group.

Donald Trump Is Not My President

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 09:10:13 -0600

Why Donald Trump Is Not My President - When Americans went to the polls in 2016 the world waited with baited breath. The results came in thick and fast as millions of viewers all over the globe had their fingers crossed. However, it seems what we feared most is what befell us. During campaigns Trump did very little to hide his personality and ability to change like a chameleon. That is why when the final tally was done many people's stomachs sunk. Americans knew that from that day onward things would never remain the same.

Backwards Into the Future

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:08:17 -0600

Recent event have placed the world in limbo, signs tell we're at the brink of annihilation. Why and how did we end up here?

Politics Are Not What I Thought They Were

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:15:39 -0600

Is this the future of America? There seems to be no end to hateful attitudes. When will America see that we are all different?

American Fraud Becomes The Norm As The American Public Sleepwalks

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 09:49:36 -0600

The current hacking uproar of the Democratic National Committee, by alleged Russian intelligence, reveals the hypocrisy of unacceptable fraud outside American, versus acceptable fraud inside it. While the American public is apparently happy and willing to simply accept without comment or challenge whatever American created disinformation, or exaggeration, the American media and the CIA are content to deliver to it.

Border Wall Costs Estimated By The Government Are Quite Expensive

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:52:58 -0600

During the campaign Donald Trump estimated the cost of building a "big beautiful border wall" along the US/Mexico border at somewhere between $8-12 Billion depending on which campaign video excerpt you watch. He ought to know right? After all, he's built buildings that now characterize New York City's skyline - suffice it to say he knows the construction industry and what is possible and also what is not. Still, it now seems the DHS has put out a report that doubles that cost, and doubles the time to build it as well.

Activists Working Towards Change

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 11:22:14 -0600

Activism is an intentional action with the primary goal of bringing about change through awareness. An activist is anyone who is fighting for a change in society. A person who is an activist enjoys what is among the most satisfying and rewarding lives one can live. A true activist enjoys the feeling that comes with helping others and striving towards societal change.

Illegal Aliens March On May Day Chanting, "He's Not My President"

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 06:59:45 -0600

It is interesting that an illegal alien would dare to march in protest in someone else's country trashing their government. We have that occurring in our country today - we have illegal aliens marching in our major cities, on a Communist Holiday - May Day. These illegal immigrants add insult to injury as they march and chant; "He's Not My President". Funny really, because that's actually true, Donald Trump is not their president, as they are not American Citizens, and their president resides in the country they came from before they came here, broke in and decided not to leave.

Insideous Syncretism

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:02:38 -0600

A most powerful political maneuver affects massive numbers of voters in a voting population when a pleasing message masks the underlying truth. A frog is comfortable in water, and will be a willing participant in its own death if the temperature of the water is raised to boiling, one degree at a time. The frog is content, even up to its death because it believes that it got what it wanted.

In Politically Challenging Times, Can We Prepare to Stand Courageously When Others Tremble?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:28:34 -0600

What do we do when the heat is on? Many are facing all kinds of heat and stress and pressure. These are times of surprises and challenges no matter where we look. As we watch the news and observe the tensions what are we to do? Politics appear to be a-changing. As I write, observing carefully the activities and statements emerging from The White House in Washington, there have been two or three weeks of amazing and astounding decisions, such as we would not have anticipated nor have even guessed. What is about to happen in Washington, Downing Street, London, and Moscow's Kremlin? These are politically unnerving days if you do not have the spiritual nerves and courage to see you safely through these moments that almost take your breath away. Do you want God's solution? Are you interested in the best answer available?

With Brexit and The White House and Moscow Unnerving Many, How Can We Cope and Thrive?

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 07:27:45 -0600

Is there anyone reading this who has never worried? With The White House Washington, Brexit London and the Kremlin, Moscow occupying much of our news time on television and radio, there are many who are becoming increasingly concerned and even deeply worried. We have suddenly entered a new day politically and there are those who think this day has no dawn. Can I say something that might calm a troubled heart and impart peace to a distressed mind? What controls and masters you? Is it fear and worry? Fear and worry are terrible twins. Worry has never changed a situation in the past, and worry does not influence what will happen in the future, but it sure can wreck and ruin and mess up today!

The Democrats Want To Blame Donald Trump For The Oroville Dam Crisis - Wow

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 06:58:33 -0600

The Governor of California and the left is going to blame Global Warming and the Republicans for one of the biggest dam breaches in US history, that is if that dam break comes to fruition, but please do not be so na?ve to listen. Beware of those who point fingers and try pointing a few back at them or hand them their mirrors. Let's talk about the Oroville California dam crisis, it's a major news story indeed.

Tear Down That Wall Now President Donald J Trump

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:42:22 -0600

What the wall literally and figuratively means - Donald Trump the President of the United States of America has been successfully undoing the decades of efforts taken to bring about communal harmony in America. Being a Cosmopolitan country at its best, in spite of the minor scuffles on interracial issues, the cities and the suburbs alike have been slowly progressing towards a more permissible attitude in the minds of the people towards people of other races. All this has been undone by the President's declaration that he is going to build a wall on the Southern Border to...

Immigration of Today Is the Terrorism of Tomorrow

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:49:48 -0600

Christiane Amanpour, globetrotting international journalist of exceptional professionalism and talent, interviewed an obviously affluent, educated, suave French lady on the streets of Paris very early Saturday morning after the terrorist attack there in November 2015. Speaking softly, but deliberately, showing little emotion, the French woman, when asked her thoughts on the horrific Friday evening of mayhem in her country, responded, "Immigration of today is the terrorism of tomorrow." Simple but stirring, painful but poignant, difficult but distressing, a call to attention for what we must consider here in our own country, the United States of America, lest we, ourselves, become even more complacent and ignore the obvious out of a false sense of obligation to the destitute and needy of the entire world.

Big History and Donald Trump Changes

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:46:50 -0600

The theme of "Make America Great Again" is a rehash of the successful Republican strategy in the 1920 election which called for a return to "Normalcy.". When this election is viewed in historical perspective, we see that Trump's message was essentially anti-change. His changes attempt to reverse irresistible demographic, economic, and international forces best understood through the lens of Big History..

Fake Americans, Home Invaders

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:02:04 -0600

Many Americans are waiting to see how President Trump will address illegal immigration and immigrants. Emotions aside, what is a good way to think about this illegal immigration issue? Two ways are presented. One is to see illegal immigrants as fake Americans, including the millions who have overstayed their visas. Another is to see them as home invaders, breaking into our private space and threatening our welfare.

The Trump Alternative to ISIS

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:45:06 -0600

Donald Trump, the vocal opponent of ISIS, has already demonstrated in his campaign and early weeks in office that his values are too close to those of ISIS for the comfort of American democratic principles. Recognizing and combating the methods and values of the "radicalized" and extremist Trump base is essential for continuity of American democracy.

The Hidden Agenda

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:41:42 -0600

With his henchmen behind him Donald Trump continues his sporadic, neurotic and self inflicting behavior that typifies a person on the edge. This wouldn't be so bad in itself but when we have a President of the United States behaving as only the Trumpseter knows how to do the country and the rest of the world are beginning to realize that this one person could in fact unleash untold damage to the republic of the United States and could realistically shove this nation toward international conflicts that could lead to a world war. That being said the fact of the...

Hollywood: Are The Actors Who Talk About Politics Going To Cause Hollywood To Lose A Lot Of Money?

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 08:12:21 -0600

In the past, actors did most of their talking in the films that they were in, and there would have been what they said in interviews, for instance. This would have related to the talk shows that they were on and the magazines that they were featured in.

Should Trump Become More Statesman-Like Or Is It For The World To Adapt?

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 06:50:11 -0600

Billionaire President Donald Trump is now the leader of the Free World and he is also the epitome of the 'Unreasonable Man' and that is definitely self-evident. Whether you like Donald Trump or his style is quite immaterial, fore he is our president thus, you have to admit; love him or hate him, he is a president that is going to shape humanity's future, and ground zero is Washington DC, which I might add, it is a long time coming.

Eid MiladUn Nabi

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 11:41:53 -0600

It has increasingly become a fashion to celebrate Eid Miladun Nabi in an extremely disquieting way that no sane human being would appreciate. Of course, those who perform these irritatingly annoying tasks would not agree with me and might even deem my statement to be sacrilegious but I beg you to think pragmatically and answer this question, Are the acts performed during the days of Eid Miladun Nabi rationally acceptable?

The Building of President Trump's Border Wall

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:37:58 -0600

What Does Donald Trump Say About Mexicans? Since the first day of his campaign back in June 2005, Donald Trump has been recorded several times making racially charged statements.

The Truth About 'Alternative Facts'

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:39:58 -0600

Stories. Our world loves them. And so do we!

Silicon Valley Should Practice What It Preaches

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 19:14:14 -0600

Does anybody else see the irony in the great technologists of Silicon Valley railing against the Trump Administration for hampering the economic prosperity of our youth, restricting immigration and diversity, and fostering income inequality. Today's technologists would be well advised to reflect on their own complicity with what's wrong with our world and think about "high tech" solutions for addressing those problems before opting for "low brow" criticism and cheap shots for those currently charged with meeting and overcoming the challenges that await us.

Presidents: Are Some Presidents Idolised And Others Demonised?

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 18:32:14 -0600

During an American presidential election, people from all over the world can stay up to date with what is taking place. As a result of this, these people can have their own views when it comes to who should end up in the white house.

Wresting Opportunity From the Jaws of Crisis

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:41:59 -0600

The two words feel connected. Crisis and Opportunity. Despite the long-term error inherent in the claim that the Chinese character for crisis signifies opportunity, our own experience can reveal the law of contradiction expressed in the paradoxical relationship.

Donald Trump's Muslim Ban Is Both Irrational and Flawed

Fri, 03 Feb 2017 08:02:18 -0600

An Unjustified Ban Donald Trump did the unthinkable as he sat in the president's chair. What was thought of as mere rhetoric for the election has turned out to be a reality? Something that cannot be brushed aside.

Trump: For Better or for Worse?

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 14:01:25 -0600

Like many Americans on November 9th, I was very disappointed, upset, angry, and scared to hear that Donald Trump would be the next president of the United States. But by 9 o'clock on November 8th, the truth was already settling in. Twitter was erupting with fear and concern as Trump took the lead in many unexpected states.

American Novel By Sinclair Lewis Is More Relevant Today Than Both 1984 and Brave New World

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:30:24 -0600

The recent political activities across the world have brought a resurgence of several novels written in the first half of the last century. In fact, George Orwell's 1984 has risen to the top of the Amazon best seller list. Another classic, Brave New World by Aldus Huxley, is currently among the best sellers.

Air Force One Should Have An Escalator Ramp For The President

Wed, 01 Feb 2017 07:14:54 -0600

Have you noticed that our President and Dignitaries on Air Force One and Air Force Two have to walk up stairs to get in? Why? Shouldn't they have escalators on those portable stairs? Remember how much trouble Hillary Clinton had getting into her little leased Boeing 737? If she had won the presidency in November of 2016, she wouldn't be able to make it up all those stairs into a 747 which is twice the uphill hike as that little 737. Russian President Putin doesn't have an escalator either but his aircraft is much smaller than a Boeing 747 like Air Force One, in fact side-by-side, it looks like a toy, although it does have a nice interior (cite: 1).

The Winter Of Discontent

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 07:42:43 -0600

As the winter of discontent surges to every corner of the globe there are painful reminders of who many voted for last fall. The hindsight of which too many failed to heed the warnings of Senator Sanders has surfaced through the national consciousness. Yet, our democracy in action paved the way for a demigod, narcissistic and power hungry individual to gain the seat of power.

Will Donald Trump Be a Good President?

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:25:53 -0600

Will Donald Trump Be a Good President? With the shock of the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election starting to subside and even hardcore Democrats finally starting to resign to the idea of living under a Donald Trump presidency, one question is on the lips of most Americans - will Donald Trump be a good president? 93% Republicans and 6% Democrats have no doubt about it, but apolitical people and staunch Democrats, including many women and non-white people have serious doubts.

President Trump: Can We Rely On The Mainstream Media To Tell Us What Trump Is Doing?

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 07:41:27 -0600

If someone lives in America, they are likely to know that Donald Trump is the new president of America. But even if they don't live there, this could still be something that they are aware of.

Obama: Examples of Deceptive Speech

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:10:13 -0600

Former President Obama delivered a Press Conference on NSA Surveillance on August 9, 2013. This article discusses the deceptive and propagandist elements of what he said, to clarify the structure of stated claims that belie the evidence, in general.

Beware Prepare to Resist: The Trump Administration Is Taking Us Down a Slippery Slope Into Theocracy

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:21:10 -0600

A theocracy is religious, whereas a democracy is rational. In a theocracy, the population is governed by officials who believe they are guided by a god, always, of course, the one true god. Even when the governing body is chosen in a system of elections, the evolution of a state can drift into a theocratic form of rule over time. Theocracies are not known as champions of liberty or personal freedoms. Religious dogmas tend to be incorporated into laws. In countries where theocracy is prevalent, the rights of women, religious minorities, non-believers, gays and lesbians are curtailed. This essay describes how the election of Donald Trump and the cabinet nominees he has picked are cause to worry about a drift into an American theocracy, with attendant losses of liberty.

Build Bridges Rather Than Walls

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 07:20:41 -0600

I have been writing articles for fifteen years. My goal as been to encourage people to look at themselves, their inner workings and their relationships as a way to come closer to others as a world community. As such, I see it as our responsibility to understand each other, learn what is important to others and find ways we can work together in our common interest. I have heard from many people over the years who are working to find a productive and cooperative way to live in peace with others.

Why We Need to Say Black Lives Matter

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 13:01:05 -0600

The phrase "Black Lives Matter" creates a lot of charge among, especially, white people. We tend to feel we're being put down or invalidated, and we respond by saying "All lives matter." This article (which could also be written about brown, Asian, transgender, gay and lesbian people) gives an analogy to show why it's important to say "Black Lives Matter."

Will UP Witness a Mayajaal During Assembly Elections 2017?

Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:04:55 -0600

Battle of UP is as prestigious as 'Battle of Stalingrad 1942'. If UP falls into opposition BJP will be encircled from three directions Bihar, UP, and Delhi. This will not be good for the party wanting to implement many political, economic, and defence reforms. After the massive defeat of Stalingrad, Adolf Hitler stated, "War God went to their side". Will the UP elections be same for Prime Minister Modi is what political observers are eagerly watching?

Left or Right - Who Are You?

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 11:36:05 -0600

It came before Trump, so he cannot be blamed for it. I'm not sure what can, but the divide between the Left and the Right has now come into lounge rooms, workplaces, not just the public squares, and especially through social media platforms everywhere.

Lost At Sea

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 13:50:26 -0600

After an upsetting and unsettling election whar do we do now. All may seem lost but some time will help to sort things out. We must heal and become stronger than before.

Quicksand and the Election Results

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 11:29:50 -0600

Did you hear the news and root your feet in the grass feeling like you were sinking in quicksand? The words hit all cultures when the announcement was made of who is the new President of the United States of America. Friendship does not need to suffer because people differ in their vote, but everyone has lost something at the end of the election.

Democracy's Fall, the Day of Deja Vu

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:11:42 -0600

HARDLY does the issue need to be named, yet many in the church today are falling for something that was only eradicated seventy years ago. The rise of a fascist threat on the global stage that promises clandestinely (at this stage) to take no prisoners; the church in its wake, ensconced.

We're Going to Be OK

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:01:10 -0600

It was 10:45 am on Inauguration Eve, I was sitting on my couch all alone in Nashville, the confirmation hearings were playing in the background, and I looked up to see an airplane flying in the sky on the upper right-hand corner of my tv. He was headed to Washington, in a plane that didn't have his name in big letters on the side. I wasn't sure if it was Airforce One or not, but I immediately turned off the television and sat in silence.

The Bigger Picture

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:55:58 -0600

There have been discussions, debates, speeches, arguments, vicious verbal attacks, physical attacks, hatred, lies, tears, depression, and disbelief over the recent US presidential election. None of that really surprises me. But the rhetoric of some indicates they may not see the bigger picture.

Voting - Your Civic Duty

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:16:25 -0600

Voting is not simply a right, but a duty for an American citizen. A duty is an obligation of a citizen to sustain their government. In the military, we characterize our service as duty to our country. It what we give back to our country to insure its stability, its success and its greatness in the world. Yes, voting is our duty!

Trumpeter: A New Children's Comic Hero?

Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:36:58 -0600

Recent political events have suggested a boisterous new character to feature in comic strips and children's books. Readers, publishers and purveyors might welcome the advent of a new comic hero who knows everyone in Hollywood and wants to be famous all over the world. Popular children's books, like, for example, Wind in the Willows with Toad of Toad Hall, have succeeded with a central character who is an adult person portrayed as a lovable animal that behaves like a spoilt child. The Disney Corporation might take an interest, seeing a new Donald Duck in the form of a large pink elephant surrounded by a troop of sycophantic baboons.

Celebrities: Do Celebrities Look Stupid When They Talk About Politics?

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 08:21:33 -0600

While there are going to be a number musicians and actors, who are generally going to keep their views to themselves, there are others who are going to take a different approach. As a result of this, they are not going to hold back when it comes to what they think about certain topics.

Tweetplomacy and Thoughttweets: The Hallmarks of the Trump Presidency?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:28:36 -0600

Presidential candidates have used media, and in more recent years, social media, to communicate and connect with their voters. After being elected, Presidents have continued to use various media to keep the people of the country informed of the administration's policies and notable actions and achievements.

Why The US Citizen Needs To Limit The Political Clout Of Hollywood

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:58:03 -0600

Why are the elites of Hollywood busy eating filet mignon and drinking the finest wine, walking on red carpets with gun toting security in designer clothes giving themselves awards and accolades while they are selling us out to the Chinese? Why does Meryl Streep believe she can use the stage to trash our next president? Of all the hypocrisy in the world, this has to take the cake, and it is totally out of touch with Middle Class America.

Al Sharpton Calls For A 'Season of Disobedience,' But Is That Helpful For America?

Tue, 10 Jan 2017 06:56:21 -0600

Why is it that a Democrat Congressman with previous ethics violations continues to cause conflict in America? How is it that such people rise to the top of the food chain in the leadership ranks of the Democrat Party? Isn't inciting a riot a crime? We know a season is 90-days, or three months, but do we really need over 3-months of protests in America, isn't the American Psyche getting protest fatigue? Is this all the left-side of the political spectrum has anymore?

The Feminist Movement in the 2016 Election Was Nonexistent

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 22:12:17 -0600

It is time for women to start discussing and filter what the fourth wave of feminism is going to be in the 21st Century. Will women begin to move backward toward not caring about equal pay, contraceptive, abortion rights, misogyny, sexual harassment in the workplace and domestic violence, because those issues have not gone way in North America; nor in the global hemisphere. Women need to decide where they will sit at the table as we move away from the first edifice, of the new century. We must take these issues seriously for our daughters, mothers, nieces, and friends. We must get to the business of figuring out what history will say about us in the fourth wave of feminism.

President Donald Trump - Repeal of Unconstitutional Legislation/Executive Orders Imposed on the USA

Mon, 09 Jan 2017 07:57:25 -0600

When Abraham Lincoln stated in his Gettysburg Address that a new birth of freedom would ensue in the American republic in the wake of the American Civil War in order to perpetuate a republican government of the People, by the People, and for the People, he did not realize the intent of a vicious Republican Congress to alter the U.S. Constitution to abrogate the power of the States under the 10th Amendment of the Bill of Rights. And after Lincoln was assassinated, the federal government did exactly what Lincoln had not wanted them to do in order to punish the Southern States and eliminate State power under the U.S. Constitution. The intent of the 14th Amendment was to give the federal government total power over the States' right to regulate their own People. In the 10th Amendment, the States and the People are regarded as the same. Lincoln's Vice-President, Andrew Johnson, opposed the 14th Amendment and the Republican Congress tried to impeach him for doing so. What will President-Elect Donald Trump do, as the 45th U.S. President, to correct what has been done to this republic by evil men and women? Read on...

Public Enemy

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:07:19 -0600

As the sun was setting over the Western sky Tom Hardy was putting the finishing touches on a news story for tomorrows paper. With so many people still in disbelief over this past years election Tom was duty bound to find tangible proof that Donald Trump not only conned the American public but is engineering a most sinister agenda against millions of Americans. His story is not about the public enemies that are so portrayed in the movies most notably by James Cagney and Humphrey Bogart but about how Donald Trump and the Republicans are aiming to do a full...

Out Going Lame Duck Obama Wants Democrats To Save ObamaCare

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 11:34:13 -0600

President Obama in his final days in office is doing everything he can to save ObamaCare, but the reality is, there is nothing to save. Most are drowning in ultra-high premiums and unusable health care insurance due to super exorbitant deductibles. Those who are actually qualified for ObamaCare (Affordable Health Care Act) don't have any choices, can't pick their doctors, and most of those who are supposed to pay something - are not even paying their premiums. The entire ObamaCare program is a disaster. What does our lame duck president want to save? There is nothing to save, and the Affordable Healthcare Act (AHA) is about to implode on its own - it isn't savable as it is.

Venezuela's Oil Sector In Late 2013

Thu, 29 Dec 2016 06:47:22 -0600

When Bernie Sanders announced his candidacy, and called himself an admitted socialist, I thought to myself "oh my god, they want to turn America into Venezuela," and then I remember back in 2013 when Venezuela fell apart after so many mistakes by Hugo Chavez, their socialist President, turned quasi-dictator. Meanwhile, I found it interesting that Democrats in our country said Venezuela's meltdown didn't have anything to do with socialism, rather they said it had to do with poor leadership mistakes made by the President there. Well, yes, but he did all the things socialist leaders do when they get into power.

Our Untapped Potential in 2017

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:39:29 -0600

Voters can make a difference in their lives if they consider political engagement at the policy level. It's simple, empowering and has been done before.

The Real Problem With Inefficient Government

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:26:01 -0600

It seems today, the American Voter, or at least half of them look towards the government whenever there is a problem. They want the government to fix it - the problem is the government bureaucracy can barely take care of itself, much less all of us. And, even if they could give you everything you want, big governments are notoriously bad for societies in the long-term, as they can take everything you have when they no longer need you. Cite: History.

Smart Leadership in the 21st Century

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:33:45 -0600

Although we may claim that the world has gravitates from authoritarian rulership and that most countries in the world operate under a democratic ambience, but in certain parts of the world and over certain organisations preside some leaders who still lord over their followers without giving them a say at all in the affairs. Every nation and society has its own leader, but what distinguishes the smart leaders in the world today from the bosses and the not-so-smart leaders? Consider the following traits.

Dear Liberals, Don't Cry Over Trump's Victory - It Was Destined To Happen

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:06:48 -0600

Now, what next? Will Trump declare a crusade against Muslims? Will he drive all the immigrants out of the US? Will he impose curbs on women and dehumanize them? Will he unleash a tempest of Islamophobic, xenophobic sentiments to trigger widespread riots and unrest all across the world as predicted by the left-liberals?

Trump's Generals - The Militarized Government

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:12:11 -0600

Donald Trump's appointment of numerous former and current generals to cabinet posts is truly remarkable. Although it may be perceived as a "get tough" approach to protect America's core interests overseas, it also serves as a domestic military command should America come under attack domestically - even against its own citizens legally protesting government policies.

Academic Liberal Professors Are Worried About Their Social Warrior Justice Progress

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:02:11 -0600

Is the political career of the social justice warrior dead? Are they needed anymore? With all the so-called progress they've made you'd think they'd want to take a victory lap - and yet, just as they were preparing to do that, and take it one step further, their movement was caught short by a larger wave - a Tsunami and Rogue Wave of common sense. Still, the buzz words of equality, sustainability, social justice are still alive and well at our academic institutions and they are not going to give up without a fight. Many are banding together in solidarity to show their groupthink ideals by way of protest and propaganda.

University Professors Against Donald Trump?

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 07:00:45 -0600

Recently, in an open letter that hit social media and our community by storm, a local University professor blasted Donald Trump in a non-factual tirade, where are the fact-checkers when you need them, right? His open letter to the faculty, staff, students and community sounded like he stood on moral high ground as he begged the readers to sign the letter and forward it to their social media sites.

Capitalism Is King

Thu, 22 Dec 2016 10:46:28 -0600

Capitalism in America has corrupted our democracy. How have we come to let the interest of the wealthy few represent the policies affecting the majority of the people?

Globalization Paper on Brexit

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:44:15 -0600

Globalization is one of the most important topics that affect our world. One of the more recent problems in the world has been that of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, known as Brexit. The U.K. held a vote to decide whether to stay in the E.U. or leave, and with a 51.9 percent majority they decided to leave. Rita Ricketts Director of Blackwell Projects said, "People voted for Brexit because they were angry and felt marginalized." This led to unrest in the population, due to uncertainty of the future and the potential downfall of the United Kingdom. This paper will discuss some of the economic and political issues that the United Kingdom now faces.

A Reflection Of The Future Republican Political Party Under Donald Trump

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 13:37:49 -0600

The Republican Party base propped the established leaders of the Republican Party up under the falsehoods fed to them for the purpose of the old established Republican Party keeping their self gains in constant movement. With the constant failure's of the other political party the old propped up leadership of the Republican Party is being taken down with the opposition political party.

Rebuilding the Republican Party - 2013 Flashback

Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:18:45 -0600

Back in 2013 I recall having a conversation about politics at our think tank, the Republicans had just lost and Barack Obama was reelected for another 4-years and everyone in the media told us that the Republican Party might not ever win another election and that it was over. Fast forward today and we see that it is the Democratic Party that is splintered and in need of a rebuild. So, let's talk about the pendulum of American Politics shall we?

Is All Politics Based On Race, Class And Color?

Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:07:49 -0600

Not long ago, I talked with a gentleman who'd gone to college here to learn how to become a teacher, he then moved back to India. He was extremely interested in our crazy 2016 Presidential Election. In looking at the elections in his own country and ours in the US, he made some interesting comments, and our think tank took notice because he is not alone in his belief system about US politics as we've surveyed many others who feel similar. My acquaintance from India stated.

It Can't Be Christmas

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:09:50 -0600

Many are wondering it really can't be Christmas especially after this past years election. The travesty of it all. Through-out the land perplexed and bewildered individuals numbering in the millions remain shell shocked in disbelief.

Donald J Trump Is Not The President of the United States - Yet!

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:15:16 -0600

Donald J. Trump received 306 Electoral Votes, surpassing the necessary 270 electoral votes. However, the Electoral College has not voted on the 306 votes yet. That will be done at the State Capitols on December 19th. According to the New York Times on December 5, 2016, one Republican Christopher Suprun, a Republican presidential elector, one of 538 people will not give Trump his electoral votes. Suprun said he is opposed based on Trump's daily disqualifying policies. He says that Trump continues to stoke fears, bypassing opportunities to memorialize Ohio State after an attack there. His obsessive Tweets during the middle of the night. He engages in demagogy and will not detach from his business ties in Argentina, Bahrain, Taiwan and Turkey. Suprun feels he would be up for impeachment within the first year in office. Plus, his military choices like Gen Michael T. Flynn. He claims that Trump has a lack of duty and honor to the Constitution and he will not give him the electoral votes he holds as a presidential elector.

How About A Voting App So You Could Vote On Your SmartPhone?

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 06:55:55 -0600

During this last 2016 Presidential Election we noted a significant turn-out, but even that was only 58.6%, which was 135.6 million people, but realize that means 41.4% of our population did not vote. The total number of eligible voters in the US in 2016 was 231,556,622. What happened to everyone who didn't vote? Don't tell me they didn't care. Maybe we make it too difficult, maybe people didn't want to automatically be signed up for jury duty. Maybe voters are apathetic for other reasons - but I ask what if it were easier to vote, especially in the presidential years?