Middle East Tensions Increase After Trump Visit: No Such Thing as a Short and Decisive War

Tensions in the Middle East have hit new heights in the weeks following U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Riyadh. During that trip, Saudi Arabia’s rulers seemingly succeeded in getting Trump on their side in their own “war on terror” Continue reading Middle East Tensions Increase After Trump Visit: No Such Thing as a Short and Decisive War

Insurance Could Be Available for One Dollar a Day: Instead, Prop Up Insurance Companies

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) slammed Senate Republicans’ healthcare overhaul bill on Friday, saying that it’s grounded in “propping up” insurance companies. He also called for the creation of a healthcare law that would reduce insurance costs to as little as Continue reading Insurance Could Be Available for One Dollar a Day: Instead, Prop Up Insurance Companies

64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup | Foreign Policy

Known as Operation Ajax, the CIA plot was ultimately about oil. Western firms had for decades controlled the region’s oil wealth, whether Arabian-American Oil Company in Saudi Arabia, or the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company in Iran. When the U.S. firm in Continue reading 64 Years Later, CIA Finally Releases Details of Iranian Coup | Foreign Policy

Mexico Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana Because Human Suffering is Expensive

Activists march along Reforma avenue in Mexico City on May 6, 2017 demanding the depenalization of marijuana. / AFP PHOTO / YURI CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) This week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto informed the world that his country Continue reading Mexico Legalizes Medicinal Marijuana Because Human Suffering is Expensive

Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment – The Washington Post

Opinion by Justice Samuel Alito (for four justices) in Matal v. Tam, the “Slants” case: [The idea that the government may restrict] speech expressing ideas that offend … strikes at the heart of the First Amendment. Speech that demeans on Continue reading Supreme Court unanimously reaffirms: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment – The Washington Post

Trump 2017 Reports He’s Getting Richer as President: Clinton/Trump, What Difference did it Make?

President Trump says he’s received tens of millions of dollars in income from the golf courses and resorts whose profile he boosted during frequent visits since taking office, according to filings released Friday by the U.S. Office of Government Ethics.The Continue reading Trump 2017 Reports He’s Getting Richer as President: Clinton/Trump, What Difference did it Make?