Should tax-payers be footing the bill to send dependents and their belongings over-seas to join their active-duty spouses on two-years assignments? This paper examines the question and demands the pentagon audit release the figures.
Social-media platforms are increasingly under attack for the content they carry and face heavy fines in some European countries. What is under question here is the legal responsibility of a platform for the content users post as well as how much freedom is to be given to speech. It is like a return to the XVth and XVIth century when the Church tried to control philosophy and science.
The US Department of Justice is backing regligious freedom in the case to be heard by the Supreme Court on a Denver baker who, in 2012, refused to make a wedding cake for a Gay couple and this is a case civil rights activists will lose.
The baker, Jack Phillips, says his religious beliefs prevent him prevent him from celebrating or endorsing same-sex marriage.
“Forcing Phillips to create expression for and participate in a ceremony that violates his sincerely held beliefs invades his First Amendment rights,” Acting Solicitor General Jeffrey B. Wall wrote in a brief last week.
The key-word which progressives seem to miss here is “expression.”
If a large section of the public has been convinced by people who spin the web of fiction that those in charge of laying bare the truth are really liars producing Fake News, it is because reporters allowed the spin-doctors direct access to citizens. The Gate Keepers stopped keeping the gate nearly 30 years ago. This worked well when those in power pretended to play by the rules but Team-Trump have thrown the rule book out the window.
The Russian Hacking Scandal is an attack on whistleblowers and the public’s right to know.
The Democrat Party and the Barack Obama administration are using the alleged Russian hacking narrative to attack ‘Whistle Blowers’ and the truth. In an Orwellian turn of logic, they have people believing the US elections were somehow hacked; that people did not vote the way they did because they wanted to when in reality, it is the Democrat Party and Hilary Clinton who were hacked. What they refuse to admit is that a lot of truth was laid out for public scrutiny and that, had this truth been hidden from the public, Clinton would be president.
The war which led to the destruction of Libya was unnecessary, launched on false pretense and disastrous. This is the conclusion drawn from reading the UK parliamentary report on the War that destroyed Libya and destabilized a continent.
A lot has been made of Donald Trump’s refusal to serve in the military during the Vietnam War. As a wealthy young man, he probably knew much better than we Grunts did, what that war was all about. At the same time, when Muhammad Ali died this year, little was made in the mainstream media about his refusal to serve when he said: “I got nothing against the Viet Cong. No Vietnamese ever called me nigger.” 1 The major reason for this is the US has never drawn the right conclusions on that war even though the military did.