Why You Should Vote for Donald Trump

  Someone close to my heart who is a steadfast Hillary supporter asked me a couple of questions: Why make America Great Again? What was so great about America in the past? Here are the answers to these questions and a summary of Tuesday night’s vice presidential debate between Mike Pence (R) and Tim Kaine (D). […]

Trump Details his Economic Policy

Donald Trump was in Detroit on Monday speaking to the Economic Club, where he detailed his “America First” economic plan: Tax Simplification – 12, 25, and 33 percent tax brackets for individuals American companies will pay no more than 15 percent in taxes Parents can fully deduct childcare costs The “death tax” is eliminated A […]

Iran gets $400 Million for Prisoner Exchange?

The details came out this week of President Obama’s secret airlift of $400 million in cash to Iran. It coincided with the release of four Americans who had been detained by that country. It was the first installment of a $1.7 billion settlement between the Obama administration and Iran for a failed arms deal that dates […]

“I will Fight for You… I will Win for You”

Thirteen months after entering the presidential race, Donald Trump accepted the nomination at the Republican convention Thursday night. Ivanka introduced her father and spoke about his ability, his work ethic, and his ability to inspire people to become better. She made the case for Trump’s fair treatment of women, saying he has hired more women […]

It’s Official! Trump Secures Nomination

Tuesday afternoon in Cleveland at the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump received the votes he needed to become the official Republican candidate for president in the 2016 race. Trump will deliver his acceptance speech on Thursday evening. Monday night, the convention was introduced to Melania Trump, his wife of 11 years. Melanie spoke of his […]

Loretta Lynch: We May Never Know Orlando Shooter’s Motives

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said during a press conference that the Justice Department may never know why Omar Mateen entered an Orlando gay bar and shot 100 people, saying people often act out of more than one motivation. Lynch promised there would be a full investigation into his motives, saying federal investigators are still […]

LGBT Community Blames Traditionalists, Christians for Violence Against Gays

A staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union released a statement following the Orlando attack saying the Christian Right is implicated. The attorney, Chase Strangio, points to the 200 “anti-LGBT” bills passed in the last six months. This would include the recent ruling in North Carolina on bathroom usage. Sally Kohn of MSNBC says […]

Iraq’s Troubles and the Iran-North Korea Threat

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Iraq April 28 to meet with Prime Minister al-Abadi as a show of support for Abadi’s government amid internal turmoil. Abadi is a Shi’ite Muslim who tried to introduce a slate of new ministers to parliament, but he was met by opponents lobbing water bottles and chanting for his removal. […]

Abortion Exceptions and Transgender Bathrooms

Donald Trump spoke out on the campaign trail, saying he would change a plank in the Republican Party platform to make three exception to protecting the life of the unborn child. Those would be in the case of rape, incest, and endangering the life of the mother. John Katich agrees with Trump’s position, but Ted […]

How would Trump pay for the Wall?

In the wake of world-wide terrorism, the erosion of U.S. jobs, and the need to protect our borders, building a wall between the U.S. and Mexico is very important to most conservatives. This was the first issue that put Donald Trump in the lead. Not only has he promised to build a wall that will […]

The Relentless Assault on Free Speech

In the current environment, any strong opinion that opposes someone else’s strong opinion is not just a disagreement, now it’s on the verge of becoming a crime. If the emotion behind a criminal act is hatred toward a particular race, gender, sexual orientation, it is hate crime–worse, somehow because their identity is attacked. If a wedding service […]

The Candidates Talk about Israel

At the American Israel Public Affairs Conference (AIPAC) on Monday, four of the remaining five presidential candidates talked about U.S. foreign policy–especially with regards to Israel. The candidates giving speeches were Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and John Kasich. Bernie Sanders did not attend or speak at the event. Hillary Clinton – Delivered a […]

Finally, a Clean GOP Debate!

It’s just a few days before 433 delegates are awarded in Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, the Virgin Islands, D.C., Guam, Wyoming, and North Carolina. This was a clean debate–the candidates disagreed, but they did not attack each other. Rubio, playing to a home crowd at the University of Miami, had an excellent night. Cruz and […]

Who Will You Vote For?

Read my summary of last night’s GOP debate

Republican Debate a Trainwreck

GOP candidates debated each other on Saturday night in South Carolina, to help voters prepare for that state’s primary on Saturday, February 20. Instead of giving us a good insight into further details of their policies, the infighting and name calling turned it into a train wreck. Divisive and cutting conduct by several candidates included […]