Thomas R. Eddlem

Saturday, 20 September 2014 18:00

Movie Review: The Maze Runner Never Finds Its Way

A maze is defined as “a network of paths and hedges designed as a puzzle through which one has to find a way.” But The Maze Runner never finds its way.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014 18:30

Obama Issues “No Ground Troops” Flip-Flop

The Obama administration has completed its second flip-flop on his Syrian war policy in just over a month with the admission by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey in U.S. Senate hearings that Obama would approve ground troops in Iraq and Syria on a “case-by-case basis.”

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives' Liberty Caucus have become the sole congressional voice openly speaking out against President Obama's proposed third war in Iraq.

Gun control laws may not in theory be inherently racist, but they have consistently served racist goals throughout American history.

Prominent celebrities and leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus endorsed a major nationalization of local police forces with an August 25 letter to President Obama, calling for creation of a federal police “czar” and greater federal controls over law enforcement in the wake of the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting and protests.

The Federal Reserve Bank will keep suppressing interest rates to near-zero rates for more than a year, according to Federal Open Market Committee meeting minutes released August 20, despite talk about an “eventual normalization of the stance and conduct of monetary policy.”

Support for the Common Core national educational standards has plummeted in the past year among Americans who are familiar with the standards, according to two polls released this week.

Smart-gun inventor Bill Gentry of Kodiak Industries told Attorney General Eric Holder in a 2013 closed meeting that his patented trigger-lock device is meant to save lives, not restrict freedom, and that he would "burn it down" if it is mandated by gun control laws.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed a secret NSA program called “MonsterMind” in an interview with Wired magazine's James Bamford August 12. The program is an automated prediction and response to possible cyber attacks against the United States, analyzing patterns of data flow into and out of the country, and automatically counter-attacking against the “wrong” type of patterns.

 

 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce supposedly engages in political advocacy to help businesses prosper, but it would be more accurate to say that it helps “some” businesses.