Put down your spy novel and check out this indictment of twelve Russian intelligence officers for conspiracies against the United States and other charges (PDF) by the United States Department of Justice It’s a gripping read but it’s only 29 pages long, so it will only take a few minutes.
This morning, President Donald Trump claimed that he has driven the unemployment rate to the lowest it’s been in seventeen years. He failed to mention that, seventeen years ago, unemployment was even lower than now because the economy had been under seven years of stewardship by President Bill Clinton.
Never has the term “bully pulpit” been more literal than it will be during the Donald Trump administration.
I can understand why some people are tired of how PC the society in general has gotten but not why they would want a president who is so politically incorrect. There’s a reason why the word “political” is used in the term “politically correct” — because politicians should be held to a higher level of decorum than the population at large is. A president’s words have a much larger impact than yours or mine do.
If influential people can be intimidated into staying quiet about the national weaknesses they see in the USA, how can we identify the improvements we need to make as a country? The whole reason our founding fathers added the first amendment to the US Constitution is so that the powerful could not stifle dissent against the government. Now with social media, we Americans are stifling our own dissent by demonizing people who speak out as unpatriotic. It’s much easier to hide our collective heads in the sand than it is to face our weaknesses.
Petition to allow guns at Republican convention nears 30,000 signatures
Tens of thousands of people have signed an anonymous call to allow weapons to be carried at the Republican national convention in July
Let’s see—a bunch of enraged, scared Republicans; a contentious nominee battle; a packed, raucous arena in a crime-ridden city; and everyone packing heat to make a point. What could possibly go wrong?