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Aug 11 2014
US Official: US Arming Kurdish Forces in Iraq
Over the weekend, President Obama announced he had authorized additional and targeted air strikes in northern Iraq, and would continue providing humanitarian relief. Both efforts, he argued, were necessary to protect the region’s ethnic minority population from being massacred or succumbing to the elements.
And yet, in the long-term, perhaps the most effective strategy to stem the tideTownhall
Aug 07 2019
'El Paso will not be quiet': Trump, Beto O'Rourke clash before presidential visit to El Paso
WASHINGTON – Before a Wednesday trip to El Paso, Texas, to meet with survivors of a deadly mass shooting, President Donald Trump picked another fight with former Texas congressman and Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke.
While O'Rourke has said Trump should stay away from El Paso because of his past comments about migrants, Trump said in a tweet near midnight that hisUSA TODAY
Mar 03 2020
U.S. Marines lead charge in rooting out racism in military ranks
Does Confederate symbolism have a place in today’s U.S. military? That question echoes a complex debate that continues to evolve in broader society. But for America’s top Marine, the answer is simple.
Last week, the United States Marine Corps took a step toward rooting out racism in military ranks.
With the decision to ban troops from having Confederate paraphernalia on bases,Christian Science Monitor
Dec 09 2014
Justice Department broadens ban on racial profiling
The Justice Department on Monday issued new guidelines to federal law enforcement officers that will regulate their use of racial profiling in investigations, an update to a policy first put in place in 2003 by then-Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft.
The policy is intended to eliminate discrimination without hindering federal inquiries and law enforcement. The old guidelines banned profilingLos Angeles Times
Oct 17 2019
Turkey’s Offensive in Syria
“Turkey vowed to press ahead with its offensive in northern Syria on Tuesday despite U.S. sanctions and growing calls for it to stop.” Reuters
Many on both sides are criticizing the US troop withdrawal and Turkey’s military operation:
“Trump may indeed have campaigned on getting out of Syria. He didn’t campaign on potentially freeing thousands of Islamic State fighters,The Flip Side
Jul 07 2020
153 "Left-Leaning" Economists Say US Should Continue To Hand Out Free Money Indefinitely
Once the money helicopter takes off, it can never again land. It's also why once a country is on the road to socialist utopia, also known as Venezuela or CHOP, and "free money for everyone" has been unleashed, there usually are no detours until financial ruin for everyone is finally achieved.
And while the road to hell may or may not be paved with good intentions, it certainly is linedZeroHedge
Feb 24 2020
Buttigieg courts South Carolina black voters with his veteran status
Pete Buttigieg, the only veteran in the top tier of candidates seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, is turning to South Carolina’s large military community to help shore up his nagging lack of support among black voters.
The primary on Saturday in the diverse southern state is seen as an important durability test for the 38-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, whoReuters
Feb 26 2021
Perspectives: Amazon Removes Book About Transgender Issues
Amazon is under scrutiny for removing a book about transgender issues from its platforms. The book, "When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment," was published in 2018 and has at times spurred controversy for purportedly pushing transphobia. According to coverage from all sides of the spectrum, Amazon has declined multiple media requests to explain the removal as of FridayThe Independent Wall Street Journal (News) National Review
Aug 19 2013
Defund Obamacare supporters turning up volume
Conservatives backing the push to shut down the federal government if funding isn't cut off by the end of September for President Barack Obama's health care law are launching new ads and a series of town halls starting this week.
The new drive comes as a growing number of Republicans are resisting such calls for a government shutdown over the Affordable Care Act, better known asCNN (Online News)
Mar 11 2019
Trump Seeks to Balance Budget as National Debt Crisis Reaches $22 TRILLION
President Trump has delivered a new budget proposal that cuts federal spending and balances the budget. The White House budget office says the plan includes $2.7 trillion in spending cuts and erases the deficit in 15 years.
The national debt topped $22 trillion last month. It has grown to such an extent that some Washington leaders consider the debt to be a threat to national securityCBN