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Revenge of the Democrats

Just as the country is getting over its most recent government shutdown several years ago, it looks like another one could be happening.  Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney has been urging congressional Republicans to take a hard line against “sanctuary cities” in a must-pass spending bill.  According to Republicans, the goal of the bill is

  • Bin Laden's successor by nelson lewis

Bin Laden’s Successor

Sometime the apple, as the saying goes, doesn’t fall far from the tree.  And to see an example of that, look no further than Hamza bin Laden, the son of, you guessed it, Osama.  Yesterday, the twenty-something was blacklisted by the US State Department for his ties to extremism.  This will block him from engaging

  • Ben Carson's New Position by Nelson Lewis

Ben Carson’s New Position

Earlier this year, after Ben Carson dropped out of the race and endorsed Trump, he hinted that he had been promised a cabinet position.  And sure enough, Trump made good on his promise: earlier this week, the President-elect announced that Carson was declared secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.  In an official

  • Renzi Says Arrivederci by Nelson Lewis

Renzi Says “Arrivederci”

This weekend, drama began to unfold in Italy after PM Matteo Renzi’s constitution referendum plan was rejected by voters.  An angry Renzi announced that he was stepping down.  President Sergio Mattarella now needs to decide whether to appoint a new PM or hold elections.  This instability has led to fears that Italy’s banking sector, which

  • Trump's Silent supporters by Nelson Lewis

Trump’s Silent Supporters

People across the board are shocked about Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton.  The political establishment across the board is shocked at the result, and many are left to wonder what caused this victory.  I recently came across an article that discusses one of the biggest factors of Trump’s win, the “undercover Trump voters”

  • 3rd Party Candidate Means 2nd Class Airtime

3rd Party Candidate Means 2nd Class Airtime

This presidential election is characterized by polarizing opinion, widespread disappointment, and a mutual reluctance to take responsibility for past actions. Both Republicans and Democrats alike give a collective shake of the head and sigh of resignation while watching how the next president will come to power, yet parties other than the Republican and Democratic platforms

  • Hillary Clinton's Faith by Nelson Lewis

Hillary Clinton’s Faith

Yesterday morning, Hillary Clinton spent her time describing Trump as unfit to serve as President (what else is new?), then, in a surprising twist, spent the rest of the day presenting herself as the only religious candidate.  Considering that most democratic candidates have shied away from religion for a while, this is an interesting twist.

  • Trump Unveils Plans by Nelson Lewis

Trump Unveils Plans

In a speech he plans on delivering tonight in Ohio, Donald Trump will focus on what he calls “foreign policy realism”, arguing that the country needs to destroy extremist groups such as Daesh and work with anybody who shares that mission, regardless of their ideological and strategic differences.  While you can’t choose your friends, Trump

  • Obama reflects in poland by Nelson Lewis

Obama Reflects in Poland

This past weekend, Obama left Poland, where he was confronted with the shortfalls that have plagued his presidency in the past seven years: politics, guns, race and war.  These seemed to confront him no matter where he went during his two-day stop in the Polish capital of Warsaw.  Obama has said he isn’t keen to

  • Cooking bbq cowboy style by Nelson Lewis

Cooking BBQ “Cowboy Style”

It’s a well-known fact that the different parts of the country are particular about their different styles of barbecue: chicken and mayo-based sauce in Alabama, pork shoulder and vinegar-based sauce in North Carolina, pork ribs and tomato-based sauce in Memphis, the list could go on and on.  But in Texas, it’s beef that reigns supreme.