The Associated Press, reports that Manafort resigned over his work for the pro-Russian party of the then president of the Ukraine, Viktor Yanukovych. It seems that he not only received more than $12 million, but he also tried to influence opinion here at home. Donald Trump’s ties to Russian don’t end with the resignation of his campaign chairperson, Paul Manafort. As outlined by The Washington Post, one of his foreign policy advisers, Carter Page, served as an executive at Merrill Lynch in Moscow and then became an advisor to Gazprom, the Russian state-controlled energy company. Additionally, Trump took Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn to his AugustRead More →

The Republican Party is partially correct on the issue of terrorism. It is one of biggest threats we face as a country today. However, they are completely wrong when they single out just one source. To see what I mean, let’s start with a definition. defines “terrorism” as “the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.” Okay, so far this does nothing to repudiate the GOP’s position. Let’s see what happens when we put this in practice with some examples. Extremists twist the words of a religion into an excuse to commit acts of violence against political foes.Read More →

“Let’s make America great again.” That’s the Trump slogan that is now, officially, the rallying cry for GOP. On the surface, it seems innocuous enough, until you start thinking about it.  It implies that we, as a nation, have somehow lost our greatness. Couple that with the main theme flowing through most of the speeches, you would think that we have devolved into a lawless nation/state that is on the brink of self-destruction. This view is just plain wrong. It is true that our nation is not perfect, and we have major problems we have to deal with, but one does not achieve greatness byRead More →