In “Benghazi: Under Attack” Clinton Cites “Flat-Out Deceit,” Media “Misinformation”

By |May 30th, 2014|

In the chapter "Benghazi: Under Attack," Hillary Clinton addresses in her new book "Hard Choices" what Republicans continue to hope will be her Achilles' heel if she runs for president in 2016.Public domain: White House official photo "Those who exploit this tragedy over and over as a political tool minimize the sacrifice of [...]

Landmark Legislation in House Blocks DEA from Targeting Medical Marijuana

By |May 30th, 2014|

Legalization marijuana is gaining in favorability, with landmark House legislation Friday blocking the DEA from targeting medical marijuana. Screen capture via Gallup, via Vox.com "FEDERAL TAX DOLLARS WILL NO LONGER BE WASTED ARRESTING SERIOUSLY ILL MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENTS AND THOSE WHO PROVIDE TO THEM" [Vox.com] IN A landmark vote, the House moved to [...]

Shinseki Offers Resignation, with “Regret” Obama Accepts It

By |May 30th, 2014|

President Obama accepts the resignation of Secretary Shinseki. "His service to our country is exemplary." - President Obama on accepting General Shinseki's resignation. THE COMMITMENT to fix the VA was there, but General Shinseki offered his resignation because he felt new leadership was needed. With Democrats clamoring for President Obama to tamp down [...]

Clippers to be Sold to Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 Billion

By |May 29th, 2014|

Steve Ballmer drops $2 million on Clippers bid, ending an NBA ordeal that will go down in sports history. Former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer has won a frenetic bidding war for ownership of the Los Angeles Clippers, with a $2-billion offer that would set a record price for an NBA team. Ballmer [...]

NBC’s Brian Williams Talks with Edward Snowden [Video]

By |May 29th, 2014|

Brian Williams talks to Edward Snowden. IN AN extraordinary exclusive interview with Brian Williams of NBC News, Edward Snowden made his case to the American public and the world watching, laying out his reasoning for what he did in a methodical manner. Whether minds are changed is unknown, but Edward Snowden clearly wanted [...]

Obama’s Drawdown in Afghanistan Can be Undone by Next POTUS

By |May 28th, 2014|

President Obama's drawdown in Afghanistan can be undone by the next president, unless Congress rescinds the Authorization of the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which many foreign policy experts believe should be rewritten and re-authorized. President Barack Obama meets with Senior Advisors in the Oval Office, May 27, 2014. (Official White House Photo by [...]

Maya Angelou is Gone

By |May 28th, 2014|

The great Maya Angelou has passed. "Listen to yourself and in that quietude you might hear the voice of God." - Maya Angelou THERE WILL never be another voice like the great Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou, whose landmark book of 1969, "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" "” a lyrical, unsparing account [...]

Ukraine’s Petro Poroshenko Sends Putin a Message

By |May 28th, 2014|

President Petro Poroshenko's impressive victory proves Putin is wrong about Ukraine. WITH RIGHTWARD nationalistic voting patterns, Le Pen in France, and the EU elections aftermath, as AA Birch has written, the one bright spot remains Ukraine, which resisted such lurches. Petro Poroshenko's strong victory for president sends a message to Russia's Vladimir Putin [...]

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Obama Announces Help for Syria, “Additional Resources” to Aid Neighboring Countries

By |May 28th, 2014|

At West Point, Pres. Obama announces engagement in Syria, "additional resources," to aid neighboring countries against Assad's war crimes against his own people. Here's my bottom line: America must always lead on the world stage. If we don't, no one else will. The military that you have joined is, and always will be, [...]

The Lethal Misogyny of Elliot Rodger, “Manosphere” and the Idea of “Game”

By |May 27th, 2014|

Elliot Rodger was a homicidal megalomaniac, a creature of the manosphere, whose mental illness was only one part of the problem. Game may not have led Rodger to find his dream girl and live happily ever after, but it would have given enough results to stop him from killing six innocent individuals and [...]