Thursday, January 18, 2018

McConnell, Ryan Say Congress Will Pay for Trump’s $12B Border Wall

By Benjamin Siegel, ABC News. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said today that Congress will forge ahead with plans to approve funds for President Donald...

America’s Secret War in Laos

By Joshua Kurlantzick, The Economist A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA. THE bombing of Laos in the 1960s and early...

South Sudan’s Looming Genocide

By Will C, Franklin & Marshall College South Sudan fears for their own looming Genocide like their Rwandan neighbors, which resulted in 800,000 deaths in a mere 100 days of...

What Will Trump Do About North Korea?

North Korea put on quite a show earlier this week by setting off a missile and conducting launch tests. This was seen as a challenge to the United States...
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What to Expect in Trump’s First 100 Days

By Michael A. Memoli, LA Times President Trump’s unorthodox quest for the White House was fueled by his disregard for convention and the nagging sense that he — and ultimately his supporters...

Senate Committee Approves Tillerson for Secretary of State

By Nicole Gaouette, CNN POLITICS NEWS Former ExxonMobil chief executive Rex Tillerson won the backing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Monday to be secretary of state when it voted 11-10...

Trump didn’t Go after China on Day One

by Heather Long, CNN MONEY Donald Trump pledged to get tough on China on Day One in office. It didn't happen. He specifically promised to call China out for being a "currency manipulator." It's...

Turkish Assembly Passes Polemic Bill to Boost Erdogan Powers

By Assosiated Press Staff, AP News ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament has approved a contentious constitutional reform package, paving the way for a referendum on a presidential system that...

Will the West Bank and Gaza Strip Ever Have Peace?

Many would characterize the West Bank and Gaza Strip as a region full of conflict and hate.  As many know, this place has always had issues from the beginning...

Walled off: Trump’s plan on Immigration leaves Americans in a Bind

By John L, Franklin & Marshall College President Donald J.Trump, whose name seems more synonymous with the word wall than Humpty Dumpty, finally put in motion his plans to build...