John McCain was born into a military family. His father and grandfather were Navy admirals, which was a great advantage for career security. That apparently came in handy when he graduated from Annapolis fifth from the bottom of his class, 894 out of 899, and when he crashed, damaged and lost a total of five planes. He was shot down in Vietnam and held captive for five and a-half years. Upon return to the United States, fellow prisoners testified that McCain had cooperated with their captors to gain favors. After he was elected to the Senate in 1998 on his image as a hero, he became a war hawk and consistently supported military intervention around the world. McCain cast the deciding vote that kept Obamacare in operation. He succumbed to brain cancer on August 25, 2018. -GEG
John McCain, the last great active American political figure of the 20th century, has lost his battle with cancer at age 81.
For both good and ill, McCain helped shape the purpose and application of Washington’s considerable power for nearly half a century. Partly because of that mixed track record, his passing leaves as an open question what kind of future that McCain-style politics—with its robust, moralistic interventionism both at home but especially abroad—has in a political party and country that elected his rhetorical tormentor, Donald Trump.
Several hundred left-wing and Antifa rioters attacked supporters of President Donald Trump leaving a rally in Minneapolis, in an effort to intimidate the Trump supporters. The violent leftists surrounded the pro-Trump supporters and assaulted them in groups and attacked the police.
Last Friday, Iran’s National Oil Company reported that explosions ignited a fire on one of its tankers off the coast of Saudi Arabia. Following the news of the attack against Iran, the US announced that it will send 3,000 ground troops and two squadrons of fighter jets to Saudi Arabia to “confront” Iran.
Oak Park, IL, trustee Susan Buchanan, a medical doctor, was filmed berating her fellow trustees at a board meeting for being white. Her view was that while males should not be permitted to speak on such issues.
The UN says it is going broke because the US, which funds about 30% of the UN’s budget (about $10-billion per year) once again has stopped paying. State Department officials said the US government would pay up soon.
“Joey Crack” Francisco, was freed from a life sentence for a drug conviction under the Kushner-Koch “First Step Act” federal drug-sentencing reform only to go on to allegedly brutally stab a man to death in Rhode Island.
The school resource officer recommended that she be arrested for communicating a threat to commit violence with the intent to place another in fear or with the intent to cause evacuation, lock down, or disruption. No kidding.
The organization that focuses on abortion policy is targeting Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. The campaign will fund “large-scale grassroots” movements as well as media and mailers to support pro-abortion candidates.
A Ukrainian official revealed that former Vice President Joe Biden received $900,000 from Burisma gas company for lobbying services, and he says documents from an investigation show that the money was transferred to Rosemont Seneca Partners, a US-based company that is affiliated with Biden.
The plaintiff says he developed breasts after his doctors began prescribing him Risperdal off-label after a psychologist diagnosed him with autism spectrum disorder. There are thousands more Risperdal cases pending in the state. It
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The Trump administration says it will conduct war games near North Korea in response to North Korea’s testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles. The US will deploy its Delta Force, Seal Team-6, B-52 bombers, and will construct a drone base nearby, all of which is openly described as a move to topple Kim Jong-Un from power. Ron Paul expresses the concern that announcing this plan to the world (and to Kim Jong-Un) instead of using a surprise strike to remove the dictator, actually could provoke him to use one of those missiles. In other words, Kim Jong-Un is not paranoid when he says the US is out to get him. The US openly confirms this. If he is as crazy as they say, the US may be playing with nuclear fire against its own citizens.