One U.S. ally goes to war against another

Yesterday, Turkey launched a series of assaults into Syria, aiming at the Kurds, confirming the fear of many. The former doesn’t like to see latter becoming an important player in the region, despite having fought against ISIS together. Turkey would never approve the Kurdish government from having any leverage to establish an autonomous government in […]

Mueller’s team question Jeff Sessions for hours

Though it didn’t announce it, the White House confirmed the event. No other new details available. Here’s a refresher why Robert Mueller’s team wanted to talk to the attorney general: Mr. Mueller’s interest in Mr. Sessions shows how the president’s own actions helped prompt a broader inquiry. What began as a Justice Department counterintelligence investigation into […]

Senate votes to reopen Government

The vote, 81-19, will move the budget to the House. In all, Democrats got no DACA deal. Mitch McConnell promised the take up immigration debate should Democrats sign onto the 3-week budget. The promise is not binding in any way and anything produced from that debate can be dismissed. The silver lining here is that […]

Most pertinent question of Trump’s years

The government shutdown is here. On the legal front, employees of the Justice Department will stay home for the most part, but the people of Bob Mueller’s team will continue to show up to do their designated investigation because they have a “permanent indefinite appropriation” funding set aside. Congressional Republicans blamed Democrats for the shutdown. […]

Shutdown it is

On the first anniversary of Trump’s reign, the government is closed for business. No one could reach a funding deal to keep it open, not even for in the short term. Blames couldn’t come fast enough. Is it about DACA or the wall? How we see this shutdown will determine which political party get to […]

Among Trump’s Forgotten Men

Carrier Corp. is an American company that specializes in making furnaces. It has two plants in Indiana. One is in the capital, Indianapolis, and the other is in Huntington, (near Fort Wayne). Back in November 2016, when Donald Trump had just won the elections, his team mobilized quickly to strike a deal with the company […]

Global popularity might not mean much for Trump

It’s not surprising to learn that a world-wide survey of 139 countries has the United States standing at 30 percent approval ratings, an 18-point drop from Obama’s final year. The current White House began its term with then-strategist Steve Bannon expressing intense animosity toward the “globalists.” The president got there by campaigning on the biggest […]

All the president’s liars

One week after the fallout, we still have no idea if President Trump actually asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Since reports of the president using racist remarks on Haiti and El Salvador first published, new details emerged claiming there were at least ten people the room. Almost […]

Can the Navy sails its ships?

When was the last time an arm-force branch faced questions so fundamental to its very competence? The U.S. Navy announced it would charge five officers responsible for two high-profile vessel collisions last year, “which investigators concluded were avoidable.” The individuals include Cmdr. Bryce Benson and Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, the former captains of the USS […]