Not since the days of General John “Black Jack” Pershing and Pancho Villa has the United States’ relationship with Mexico been such a topic of conversation. The President-elect has made his feelings about our neighbor to the south clear. From immigration to trade, Trump has promised and threatened to alter the way in which Washington deals with Mexico City. Last week Trump finally admitted what anybody who is not a member of the Trump cult already knew. Trump acknowledged that Mexico will not, in fact pay for a wall along the border. He did insist that Mexico will eventually pay the...Read More
Author: Alex Christy
2016 has come and gone. It was a year full of notable deaths. From Justice Antonin Scalia to the inventor of the singular red plastic cup, it was a year that seemed to spare no one. The most outpouring of emotion came when Star Wars actress Carrie Fisher died on December 27 and her mother and fellow actress, Debbie Reynolds, passed away the following day. Their deaths were met with cries of how 2016 was possibly the worst year ever. For some people talks of 2016 being the worst year ever were absurd. Mourning the deaths of people of whom you never met was equally...Read More
With the aid of Barack Obama, John Kerry, and Samantha Power, the United Nations finally found a solution to the Syrian Civil War, ended North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, came to their moral senses and kicked Saudi Arabia off the human rights council, declared that Jewish apartment buildings in the West Bank, Jews praying at the Western Wall, and Jewish presence in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem are all illegal (for a TCC rundown of UN Resolution 2334, click here). Most people cling to the idea of a two-state solution like a bad habit. The United Nations, likewise, is held up...Read More
Barack Obama was supposed to fix it. George W. Bush was the gun-toting cowboy of a President who shot first, asked questions later, gave America a bad name. Obama was given a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts. Eight years later, it’s mission accomplished, or so he says. At his end-of-the-year press conference President Obama said, “Almost every country on Earth sees America as stronger and more respected today than it was eight years ago.” The actual Obama foreign policy legacy is very different. If America is “stronger and more respected” by other nations, these other nations sure have...Read More
You have to be blind and deaf to believe that Russia did not stick its nose in the recent election campaign. The question is not whether Moscow’s fingerprints are over the election, but why are they there? The CIA says it was to elect Donald Trump. The FBI is not prepared to go that far. Still, Trump responded to reports of the CIA’s assessment in typical Trump fashion. Can you imagine if the election results were the opposite and WE tried to play the Russia/CIA card. It would be called conspiracy theory! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 12, 2016...Read More
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