The Pentagon admitted on Tuesday that the United States will never know how many civilians have died during the nation’s fight against the Islamic State (ISIS). A recent report conducted by Amnesty International concluded that the US-led coalition fired “imprecise explosive weapons in population civilian areas,” during the siege of Raqqa. Hundreds of Syrians were killed due to coalition air strikes that showed little to … Continue reading Pentagon Unaware of Total Number of Civilian Deaths During Fight With ISIS
In the state of California the top two vote getters in the primary, regardless of political party, advance to the general election. Due to the large number of Democratic candidates in a number of Californian districts, there were worries that the top two vote getters would be Republican meaning no Democrat could run for the general election. With millions of additional funding from the Democratic … Continue reading Democrats Avoid Chaos in California Primary
Many companies in Silicon Valley have still failed to address the issue of diversity, which was first raised by civil rights leader Jesse Jackson in the early 2000’s. Most recently, an engineer from Google accidentally leaked a document outlining his belief that there are biological differences between men and women which accounts for the gender imbalance at Google and other tech companies. Google’s workforce clearly … Continue reading Silicon Valley Struggles to Meet Diversity Demands
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sue the Department of Justice over a new set of rules which withholds federal funding to jurisdictions that adopt “sanctuary city” policies. The rules, issued last month, forces cities that have adopted “sanctuary city” policies to give federal immigration authorities unrestricted access to local jails and to notify them 48 hours in advance before releasing an inmate wanted on … Continue reading Chicago Sues DoJ Over Sanctuary City Rules
The Trump administration has told staff at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to refrain from using the term climate change and replace it with “weather extremes.” Other terms such as “reduce greenhouse gases” will be blacklisted in favor of “build soil organic matter, increase nutrient use efficiency.” President Trump repeatedly denied the existence of climate change throughout his campaign and even called it a … Continue reading USDA Staff Told to Avoid Using Term Climate Change
Many news outlets have praised President Trump’s handling of the economy since taking office, citing the more than one million jobs that have been added to the workforce. However, the American economy under Trump is actually slightly worse off than under his predecessor Barack Obama. On average, 181,000 jobs were added per month under Obama compared to Trump’s 179,000 per month, which indicates a better … Continue reading Has Trump Made the Economy Better? Nope.
Several members in the Republican party have begun strategizing for a possible campaign for the presidential elections in 2020. Many within the party believe Trump will not seek reelection due to his abysmal approval ratings and chaos within the West Wing. “They [Donors] see weakness in this president,” said Senator John McCain (R-AZ). A candidate in the 2016 election, Governor John Kasich, has refused to … Continue reading Rumors of Candidates for 2020 Begin