Posts in Politics
Will Cohen's testimony lead to President Trump being kicked out of office? Probably not

The possibility of Trump's impeachment has been making waves in the news due to his former lawyer Michael Cohen pleading guilty to eight criminal counts, including campaign finance violations. However, despite all the legal troubles surrounding President Trump it seems like he will not be kicked out of office.

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Sanctions on Iran have not worked in the past and will not work in the future, We need to renegotiate a nuclear peace deal

The Obama administration claimed that the sanctions on Iran brought the country to the negotiation table and led to the Iran nuclear peace agreement. However, from careful examination it can be seen that sanctions did not bring Iran to the negotiation table. Instead of bringing Iran to the negotiation table, the sanctions created humanitarian problems and increased conservatism and anti-Americanism in Iran.

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Trump says we should boycott Harley Davidson after he forced the company to leave the US

Trump explained that it would be "great" if Harley Davidson owners boycott the company for moving factories outside of the United States. However, Trump's comment makes no sense whatsoever when it's taken into consideration that Trump's tariffs caused Harley Davidson to make the decision to move factories overseas.

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Will Donald Trump win the 2020 election? It looks like he will.

President Trump's presidency could be described as a roller coaster full of strange and angry tweets, Russian conspiracy theories, and poor policy decisions. However, in spite of these things, President Trump stands a good chance at being re-elected, unless specific events happen, such as an economic recession or the democrats somehow find a good contender.

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5 Ways Trump is making America weaker

One of the first things Trump did when he became president was to withdraw the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. This was the beginning of Trump weakening America. And since withdrawing the US from the TPP, he did several other things that has weakened America.

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President Trump giving farmers $12 billion shows how much he doesn't understand policy

Trump's policies are hurting his own supporters, in fact farmers are losing money because of Trump's tariffs. To help these farmers, the Trump Administration announced that they will provide up to $12 billion in emergency relief for farmers. Put simply, this is a terrible idea.

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Watch Trump and Putin's Joint Press Conference

On Monday July 16, 2018, President Donald Trump and President of Russia, Vladimir Putin met in Helsinki for a meeting, after which they delivered a joint press conference. During the Press conference the two leaders discuss the alleged Russian meddling in the US' 2016 election and other issues of significance.

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Four things to know about Trump and Putin’s upcoming meeting

President Putin is known for being a great politician that knows how to spin facts and get what he wants. He’s shown at least this much during his communications and meetings with Obama. And if Putin can do such a thing to a person that has worked in congress for several years before becoming president then Trump really needs to look out and be prepared for his meeting with Putin.

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For Kim Jong Un negotiating with the US is a waste of time

When it comes to the denuclearization of the Korean penninsula, the US is desperate to get anything accomplished that could possibly lead to denuclearization. However, North Korea's nuclear weapons gives the North the upper hand over the US in negotiations and North Korea will likely continue developing and maintaining nuclear weapons until the US can somehow convince them otherwise.

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Violence in Haiti continues, US State Department renews its travel advisory

Due to continuing civil unrest and violent demonstrations the US State Department renewed their travel warning for Haiti on July 9, 2018. The American government also authorized the departure of non-emergency employees and their families from the region.

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Political and Economic Life in North Korea

Due to North Korea’s isolationism the world doesn’t know much about the country, however we do know a little about North Korea’s economy. The North Korean economy is rife with problems, such as the misallocation of resources and a reliance on ”emergency” international relief. Many of the state’s citizens are also malnourished and the nation operates under total government control.

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What's going on in Ukraine?

Despite the lack of coverage in the news, the war in Ukraine has been raging on. On July 1st, 2018, a ceasefire was broken as Russian military forces attacked Ukrainian troops in Donbas, eastern Ukraine. However, according to Ukrainian Member of Parliament Dmytro Tymchuk “a deep reconnaissance company of a unit from the [Ukrainian] Joint Forces reserve conducted a successful operation…”

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No, It’s Not a Terrorist Attack

Not every mass shooting that happens is a terrorist attack. Terrorism is a specific attribute that should only be used to describe certain events. 9/11 was a terrorist attack, the Charlie Hebdo killing was a terrorist attack, the shooting in Las Vegas was not a terrorist attack. Yes, the Las Vegas shooting was a tragic and horrific incident, but it was not terrorism.

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