In a surprise move, on Friday the House approved a version of the National Defense Authorization Act with no Republican votes. This bill was loaded with amendments from closing Guantanamo Bay to Repealing the Authorization of Military Force that has enabled the government to fight Al Qaeda operatives across the world since the Iraq invasion. … Continue reading Congress Faces Off On Defense Spending: Passing the National Defense Authorization Act →
Democratic Presidential Candidate Pete Buttigieg, or Mayor Pete as he’s known to South Bend residents, is running largely on the basis that he was able to revive the city of South Bend. Here’s a summary of his major achievements while mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and some of the controversies and criticism that came with … Continue reading What Mayor Pete Buttigieg Did in South Bend, Indiana →
Last Thursday, the Supreme Court definitely and controversially ruled in the cases of Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek that court systems cannot hear challenges to maps that have been gerrymandered in a partisan manner. This video is an analysis of what Justice Roberts decision said and the rationality behind why the Supreme … Continue reading The Supreme Court Draws a Line in Partisan Gerrymandering With New Decision →
The strained relationship between Iran and the United States has recently been in the front pages of the news with downed tankers, a downed drone, and the United States canceling attack plans at the last moment. How, over the last two years did our relationship go from an Iran Deal to the brink of war. … Continue reading What is Going on With Iran? How We Got to the Brink of War →
Hong Kongers are protesting a proposed extradition law that would allow China to extradite criminals from Hong Kong. Now that the law has been put on ice people are asking why people are still protesting. In this episode Stephen goes through Hong Kong’s Constitution to show the reasons why the average protester is still in … Continue reading Hong Kong Democracy; Why so Angry? →
Markets are rallying after Jerome Powell’s recent announcement that the fed will be helping stimulate the economy if the trade war starts to take its toll. Here’s exactly what could happen and what was just announced.
President Trump just threatened Mexico with an increasingly growing tariff. The first round of tariffs will be a five percent tax on all goods imported on Mexico. These will be launched on June 10th. This is what is happening and why.
When it comes to politics, size matters. After six weeks of negotiating Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition came up short by one seat triggering a second election on September 17th. Here’s what’s happening!
Trump just declared an emergency in the Middle East in order to ignore congressional acts to the contrary and send weapons and training to Saudi Arabia, The United Arab Emirates, and Jordan. Here is what happened, and what law and precedent has to say.
Sonny Perdue and the Trump Administration announced an additional sixteen billion dollars in aid to farmers struggling with the trade war. The question is, how and why is the government paying farmers billions of dollars for goods there’s no market for. This is everything you need to know about this bailout.
With the passage of new heartbeat bills in certain states, people are turning to our supreme court rulings and wondering whether abortion law precedent is going to be overturned. Here is what the current law of the land is regarding abortion law, and how it has changed over the last fifty years.
Over the weekend forty four state attorney generals opened up a criminal lawsuit against big pharma. The accusation is that companies colluded to artificially charge consumers more money. Here’s a breakdown of exactly what’s going on.
In an escalation of the trade war with China, Trump introduced a whole slate of new tariffs. There are some debates over the economics of these tariffs, but here are the basics of what just happened, and what happened the last few times we imposed tariffs in this war.
The nuclear deal has managed to remain intact a year after Trump left, but with a recent round of sanctions Iran is weighing its options. Should it stay to lock down partial trade with Europe, or should it leave altogether and focus on its nuclear program. This is the most recent updates in the Iran … Continue reading Nuclear Disagreement; Iran Weighs its Future in the Iran Deal →
With global warming and the melting of the ice caps, new waterways and land are opening up in the Arctic. This week Pompeo is going on a tour of Arctic countries to try to convince them to mobilize against Chinese and Russian influence in the Arctic region. Here is what’s happening between the major players … Continue reading The Fight For the Arctic; America, Russia, and China Need to Chill →
Donald Trump just announced that he intends to fight House Judiciary and Oversight committee subpoenas across the board. In this episode Stephen looks at the underlying precedent set by a century of congressional investigations and shows the coming obstacles that are going to be facing congress’s investigations.
We recently saw Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visit the White House to negotiate a one on one peace deal with Trump. Here are the sticking points keeping a deal from being signed, and the conflict that lead up to this point.
The FTC is about to fine Facebook an estimated five billion dollars for violating a 2011 settlement. This settlement was designed to protect consumer’s ability to designate what data to protect by altering their settings. Quickly in researching this topic you find giant holes in US data protection laws, laws that senator’s Amy Klobuchar and … Continue reading What Facebook’s Five Billion Dollar Settlement Reveals about America’s Personal Data Protections →