U.S. News

May 212017
 
Betty Shelby Got Away With Murder

Even though we have seen the video of how the killing of 40-year-old, unarmed, African American, Terence Crutcher unfolded, white Tulsa police officer Betty Jo Shelby was acquitted by a jury. During the testimony, officer Shelby defended herself by saying that she shot Crutcher because he didn’t obey her command to lie on the ground […]

May 202017
 
Disgraced Former Fox News Chief Has Died

Roger Ailes, who was forced to resign from his job last July due to sexual harassment allegations and a sexual harassment lawsuit by Gretchen Carlson, died at 77. Roger Ailes is credited with helping to develop Fox News into a leading Republican news channel. Under his leadership Fox News established its authority among Republicans and […]

May 182017
 
Washington Shenanigans

The shenanigans in Washington D.C. don’t seem to stop: The shocking firing of FBI Director, James Comey President Trump’s strange reference to tapes of their conversations in the White House Comey’s alleged memo which supposedly claims that President Trump asked him to stop investigating Gen. Flynn who – in the words of the President – […]

May 102017
 
FBI Director James Comey FIRED

James Comey who is widely blamed for the defeat of Hillary Clinton in the last election was fired by the man he helped to win. The President’s gratitude lasted 110 days even though – according to President Trump! – Comey reassured him on three separate occasions that he (Trump personally) wasn’t a suspect in the […]

May 052017
 
Religious Liberty Executive Order

As a presidential candidate Mr. Trump promised to relax the restrictions on political expression by religious organizations defined by the Johnson Amendment, today he – sort of – kept the promise and signed “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty” executive order. Still, the executive order alone, without Congressional approval, does not repeal the Johnson amendment […]

May 042017
 
Latest Threat To Obamacare

Today, the House Republicans will vote on yet another GOP proposal on health care – no, not to “repeal and replace” Obamacare, but modify it – that will limit benefits and costs of President Obama’s 2010 Affordable Care Act. It will be the second (not counting a draft that wasn’t put for a vote at […]

Apr 282017
 
The First 100 Days

As President Trump approaches the first 100 days in office benchmark, here is a brief overview of his effectiveness from a liberal perspective. The accomplishments: Well… there are just four, really. 1/ The nomination and confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court which ensures its conservative majority. (The process wasn’t smooth and the […]

Apr 262017
 
Not Winning With Sanctuary Cities

First, a federal appeals court blocked the President’s travel ban, twice. Now his attempt to retroactively attach conditions to federal funding approved by Congress has been found unconstitutional as well. The latest executive order intended to force communities (sanctuary cities) to cooperate with immigration enforcement, led to numerous lawsuits which were filed in Washington State, […]

Apr 232017
 
Our Earth, Our Lives: NOT A Business

Earth Day is celebrated worldwide since 1970 and its goal every year is to raise public awareness of environmental protection and more recently, global warming. The 2017 Earth Day celebration took the form of March for Science. In the United States, the largest March for Science took place on the National Mall in Washington, DC. […]

Apr 222017
 
Aaron Hernandez Suicide Mystery

Aaron Hernandez (27), the ex-NFL tight end for the New England Patriots, serving a life sentence for murder, committed suicide in his jail cell by hanging himself with bed sheets a few days ago, with John 3:16 written in a marker across his forehead. (John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave […]

Apr 202017
 
Bill O’Reilly Is Out!

  Fox News Superstar Bill O’Reilly Toppled   Bill O’Reilly who has worked for Fox TV Channel for over 20 years has been fired! His immense popularity, the fact that “The O’Reilly Factor” has been the most popular cable news program for over 16 years, not even the incredible profitability of his show could withstand […]

Apr 142017
 
American Super-Bomb Deployed In Afghanistan

On Thursday 04/13/17 the United States has dropped its largest conventional bomb on an alleged ISIS stronghold in the Achin district of Nangarhar Province in eastern Afghanistan. This was the first time that the “Mother Of All Bombs” was used outside of a testing facility. The bomb officially called GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast bomb […]

Apr 092017
 
Neil Gorsuch Confirmed The Hard Way

On Thursday April 6th, Republicans succeeded at breaking the filibuster on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch by exercising the “nuclear option”: changing the Senate’s rules. The move is seen as drastic and symbolic of the discord between Democrats and Republicans in U.S. Senate. The decision to pursue the “nuclear option” was criticized on both sides […]

Apr 072017
 
U.S. Strikes Syria

  America stood up for Muslims barred from entering the United States by President Trump’s suspended travel ban!   Less than 48 hours after the city of Sheikhun, in Syria’s Idlib province was bombarded with a lethal nerve gas which killed more than 80 including at least 30 children (presumably by the Assad regime), United […]

Apr 042017
 
Gun Violence Prevention

  PROSECUTORS AGAINST GUN VIOLENCE (PAGV) AMERICAN STATE LEGISLATORS FOR GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION (ASLGVP) PROSECUTORS, STATE LEGISLATORS, LAW ENFORCEMENT JOIN FORCES TO PUSH FOR COMMON SENSE GUN LAWS Keeping Guns Out of the Hands of Domestic Abusers and People At Risk   Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV), members of American State Legislators for Gun Violence […]

Apr 032017
 
North Carolina Against LGBTQ Rights

North Carolina repealed the HB 2, better known as the “bathroom bill”, last week. The repeal is seen as an attack on the LGBTQ community because it denies transgender people the use of restrooms, changing rooms or locker rooms that match their gender identity. Making matters even worse for the LGBTQ community, the HB 2 […]

Apr 012017
 
In Honor Of Cesar Chavez

American born and raised, Cesar Chavez, the founder of the United Farm Workers Union, is well-known for his efforts on behalf of farm workers. He fought for many years to ensure their safe working conditions, decent housing and fair wages. (He was also one of the first to raise consumer awareness of pesticides on – […]

Mar 312017
 
If You’re Given Immunity

The man who said of aides to Hillary Clinton “If you are given immunity that means you’ve probably committed a crime” is himself seeking immunity as a condition for testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee! Yes, we’re talking about General Mike Flynn, the retired Lt. Gen., not-registered agent for a foreign government, ex-head of the […]

Mar 252017
 
Obamacare Remains The Law

Common sense along with pressure from constituents prevailed and the Affordable Care Act was NOT repealed. All Democrats and at least 10 Republicans (the latter figure varies from 10-15 according to reports) were ready to vote the new and not improved Republican healthcare bill down. To avoid the embarrassment of defeat, the bill was withdrawn […]

Mar 162017
 
Hawaii Has Spoken: NO Travel Ban

  A federal judge in Hawaii, U.S. District Judge Derrick K. Watson, stopped President Trump’s revised travel ban cold in its tracks. The judge blasted the new Executive Order on travel ban as unconstitutional, discriminatory and damaging to Hawaii’s economy (harming in particular education, technology and tourism industries). The modified travel ban was to suspend […]