News & Perspectives
The Republican Party stonewalled President Obama's agenda and brought Congress close to a standstill. Now, as the party in power, the Republicans must finally act. Will they help the voters who put them back in power, or will they fall back on their privatize-everything ideology and create more problems?
President-elect Trump has chosen a cabinet of career politicians and billionaire business leaders. This brings a change from the "Big Government" of the Democrats to the typical "Big Business" rule of Republican administrations, a far cry from Trump's promise to "drain the swamp" in Washington.
Can the Electoral College overturn the popular vote? Is the Trump presidency at risk? Could Hillary Clinton still become president? What did the founding fathers of the US Constitution say about the electoral college? The electors vote on December 19 to decide the presidency. Get informed and spread the news.
While examining the 3,500 lawsuits related to Trump and the Trump Organization I began to notice systemic and repeated patterns that might qualify as a RICO violation. When I reported this to the FBI in New York, something odd happened that made me suspect that Trump had friends in the NY Field Office that might be feeding the Trump Campaign information on active investigations. The news piece outlines what I found and just how strong the case is.
The Benghazi attack that occurred September 11, 2012 is possibly one of the most misunderstood events in recent history. And yet what happened there is actually easy to understand once you understand the context of the events on the ground.
Everyone has different criteria for their vote. I'm a traditional conservative and I wanted to share my criteria so that those that know me understand my choice. As it turns out, voting conservative does not necessarily mean voting Republican.
The fact that Donald Trump is making flirtatious remarks with Russia confuses and complicates matters for many people. The U.S. stance needs to hold to our values and for the freedom and liberty we have always supported. Trumps rhetoric undermines the notion of U.S. values at the State level, even though he is not president. Even as a candidate Trump is confusing our allies and bolstering our adversaries.
2016 US Election: As a traditional conservative, I am compelled to vote for the more conservative candidate. Which one is it? I had to place evidence before party politics to find the right answer. (centristnews.com)
Summary: The global economy seems not as bad as rhetoric suggests while historically high risk factors remain unaddressed. Low global growth expectations and high debt narrows the range for policy maneuvering. There is an urgent policy need for sustainable expansion models as systemic inability to temper the boom-bust cycle and reduce the impact risks of debt fueled growth remains inadequately addressed. Their remains a need to complete financial reforms judiciously while insuring long term stability. Structural reforms are required. The market needs policies we will not regret in the future. Debt load and uncertainty continues to impact growth potentials by restraining investment. Fiscal policy also remains an essential focus as the relationship between banks and public finance creates an adverse feedback loop. A strong focus on building sufficient buffers in financial boom cycles enables space to repair balance sheets and stimulate demand if/when crisis occurs (countercyclical stance may help contain excessive growth in credit and asset prices). Policy critical to crisis prevention may come from removing tax provisions that unduly incentivize debt over equity; whereas current policies can lead to over-leveraging and increased fragility in market systems, which increases bust cycle risks; which are difficult to recover from. Banks are stronger but insurance and mutual fund regulation/supervision needs to be addressed as well.