Every time the discussion of gun control comes up, invariably, the argument comes up that weapons like the AR-15 are needed so that we can overthrow the government if needed. On his blog, Badtux summed up this nonsense in his usual style (have a read). The 4th Infantry Division has M1 tanks, Stryker infantry fighting... Continue Reading →
One of the aspects of Trump's candidacy that riles the political establishment in this country is his stated opposition to various policies that were enacted to create the system that we have now. One such policy are trade agreements such as NAFTA and the soon to be forced upon us TPP. Trump's position is that... Continue Reading →
It seems that amid the revelry over the fact that the government cannot prevent abortion by regulating the size of broom closets, the general public missed the news that there was another key ruling was issued by the Supreme Court. On Monday, the court ruled that a person can be barred from purchasing firearms if... Continue Reading →
Just like the Brock Turner case, a story comes out of Indiana University where a student was found to have raped two students was given a lenient sentence. John Enochs, a former student of Indiana University, was given one year of probation. In other words, unlike Brock Turner, he will not spend any time in... Continue Reading →
Today, the Supreme Court issued a 5-3 decision on the laws that Texas passed to shut down abortion clinics. These so-called TRAP laws were designed to circumvent the Roe vs. Wade decision that stated the government cannot get between a patient and doctor. It was claimed these laws were created to ensure the safety of the... Continue Reading →
Donald Trump, if anything, has been a very mercurial politician. When it comes to trying to understand what is is beliefs and positions on the issues, it is nearly impossible because he is constantly changing. Trump used to be pro-choice but now he says he is pro-life. Trump used to be pro-gun control but now... Continue Reading →
As noted many times in the media, the Trump phenomenon has bewildered much of the establishment in both the Republican party and the media. In a press conference with Kasich on Thursday, Kasich told it as he sees it. When asked by reporters who he thought was responsible for Trump, he told them to look... Continue Reading →
As predicted, the clowns in Washington have acted as they always do when we have a mass shooting. The Republicans whine that we cannot do anything because it would be either unconstitutional or it will not stop all criminals. In other words, they do not want to do anything because people killing each other is good... Continue Reading →
In a move in trying to stop the tide of America's ever expanding posteriors, the FDA approved of devices that allow one to drain the contents of their stomach. DAFUQ?!?!? Let's think about this for a moment... on the other hand let's not. Yes, there is a problem with obesity but I fail to see... Continue Reading →
Yesterday, Trump decided that he has had enough of the "negative coverage" about his campaign. In response, he banished Washington Post in addition to others from access to his campaign. It has not been any secret that Trump has a rocky relationship with the media both liberally biased and conservatively biased. I'm only going to... Continue Reading →
Part of the problem with the status quo with guns is that they are so plentiful in this country. There is so many guns in this country that any adult who wants one can get one. This includes any criminal, violently mentally ill person, or terrorist who wants one. Even if the gun manufacturers suddenly stopped,... Continue Reading →
These are some useful tips for keeping up to date on current events.
When I began taking upper level history classes in high school I found not only a passion for the world’s narrative but for the story still being written every day in our world’s current events. The news is something many people play as background noise and take for granted, but I’ve found that by tuning in- whether online, audio, or on television- I have become more present in my own life.
It also helps to be aware of these things as voters, especially young people who will be stepping up to replace people who have the power to really change our country and the world.
I’m not asking you to read the newspaper every day (although skimming it daily wouldn’t kill you!) But instead I’m going to suggest how to incorporate getting your news through apps you already use every day!
- “Good Luck America”- Pete Hamby, Snapchat
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In news that has become all too common, there has been another mass shooting. This time it was in Orlando Florida by a lone gun man who had ties to terrorism and who pledge allegiance to ISIS before his rampage. The toll of this murder spree was 50 killed and 53 injured making this the... Continue Reading →
Take a look at this screenshot... Yes, it is your standard Google search with search tips. Rather boring, it is so nice and clean. Now take a look at this one... It is the same thing, just under Bing. I don't know about you, but the difference is striking. I'm not going to discuss the... Continue Reading →
Integrity is one of the key traits that we should be asking for in our leaders. Sadly, this is lacking in most of the politicians and business leaders. A person who does not pay his bills does not embody a person who should be leading the country. via Reports: Donald Trump stiffs contractors - CNNPolitics.com