Democrats Defy Trump In Election Night Sweep

Voters in Virginia, New Jersey and other states gave President Trump a stark rebuke last Tuesday night, delivering two governorships to Democrats with multiple mayoral and state house seats as an added bonus.   Tuesday’s sweep is the first major electoral victory for Democrats in a long, painful year for…

The Kurdish Referendum: A Battle for Statehood

Kurdish people living in Iraq voted in favor of independence for Kurdish controlled areas of the country on Monday, raising already high tensions with the government in Baghdad.   Information released by the electoral commission Wednesday stated 92 percent of voters were in favor of independence, according to the BBC….

The Democrats Grooming For 2020

The United States is charging full speed through the Trump presidency’s first year, and there’s already a pool of potential Democratic challengers to the president emerging for 2020.     While next year’s focus is on the 2018 midterm elections, these contenders are gaining clout by either vocally opposing Donald…

Trump’s Business Councils Disband; What it Means

Two of President Trump’s business advisory councils disbanded Wednesday, signaling what could be a shift by the corporate world away from the president.     The Strategic and Policy Forum and the Manufacturing Jobs Initiative dissolved after several several members stepped down in response to Trump’s comments regarding violent protests…

Lawsuit Filed Against Fox News Over Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

Murder in DC, millionaires and fabricated news stories; on paper it sounds like a great thriller script.   Unfortunately, this scenario may not be far from reality; last Tuesday, former detective and paid Fox News commentator Rod Wheeler filed a lawsuit against the network regarding a story Fox published, then…

The State of Cybersecurity

The United States faces a crossroads with cybersecurity, the question being whether it should seriously invest in cyber infrastructure or continue postponing serious action until something disastrous happens.   U.S. intelligence agencies agree Russian agents attempted to interfere with last year’s presidential election through hacking. But Moscow’s meddling in 2016…

What You Need to Know Before the G-20 Summit

President Donald Trump heads to Germany for the 2017 G20 summit in Hamburg this Thursday, setting him up for the next diplomatic test of his young presidency.   The Group of Twenty, or G20, is a gathering of government and bank representatives from 20 of the world’s major economies who…

How the Trouble in the Balkans Affects the West

Unrest is beginning to fray the bonds of peace in the Balkan states of southeastern Europe, which could result in far-reaching consequences for the United States and its allies.   A combination of the U.S., the European Union and NATO has helped maintain order in the Balkans since the 1990s,…

Could the U.S. be Adding Another State Soon?

Puerto Ricans will head to the polls on June 11th to determine if they want their island to become a state, a vote which could be the start of a long uphill battle.   This is the fifth referendum of its kind in Puerto Rico’s history, with the previous one…

What You Need to Know Before Trump’s First Visit to Israel

President Trump will visit Israel Monday as part of his first international trip in office and what could be his first major test as a negotiator. President Trump desires to reach a final resolution in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has been ongoing since Israel’s founding in 1948. The Palestinians and…