After eight years of waging relentless war against whistleblowers and transparency at home and abroad, President Obama is suddenly being portrayed as a merciful defender of those who blow the whistle. On January 17, Obama commuted the sentence of Bradley Manning, a former U.S. Army intelligence analyst and self-styled “transgender” now going by the name Chelsea, who pleaded guilty under the Espionage Act of leaking hundreds of thousands of U.S. diplomatic and military cables to pro-transparency site WikiLeaks. Reactions to Obama's decision were mixed.
An illegal alien has filed a lawsuit against San Francisco law-enforcement officers for violating San Francisco’s sanctuary city law by arresting and detaining him.
Alexander Soros, in giving $4.5 million to various progressive Democrat Party groups, programs and campaigns in 2016, is just getting started. Wait until he gains full control of his father’s fortune.
At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Vice President Joe Biden said, “It is imperative that we act urgently to defend the liberal international order.”
Obama's legacy might be likened to that of Augeas, whose piled up excrement needs immediate cleaning despite the seemingly daunting size of the job.
Most of the announcements by large U.S. corporations that they intend to soon hire Americans in large numbers appear to be more political than economic.
President-elect Trump is being criticized for his response to Representative John Lewis, who said that Trump is not a "legitimate" president. But does Lewis' status as an icon of the Civil Rights movement entitle him to say whatever he wants without being challenged?
Obama's warning about leaving the Iran nuclear deal in place may fall on deaf ears in the new administration.