National Politics

The US Congress is Guilty of Dereliction of Duty

1 week ago Citizen#7 0
Authorization of the Use of Military Force was not sought prior to President Trump’s strike in Syria. There seems to be a grey area around whether or not the President has the authority to unilaterally use military force without the consent of Congress. There are politicians on both sides. In 2013 President Obama sought out Read More

The Cost of Confusion

3 weeks ago Citizen#7 0
War in Iraq started March 20, 2003 and officially ended December 18, 2011. We still haven’t been able to extricate ourselves from the nation building of Iraq and have approximately 4, 087 troops currently fighting ISIS in Iraq and the number is creeping up. The cost of nation building in Iraq is $117,035 – per hour.  Read More

To Filibuster or not Filibuster, That Is The Question!!

4 weeks ago Citizen#7 0
Currently the 48 Democrats and 52 Republican Senators have a showdown this week. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch is up for a vote. This is more or less the final chapter in the President Obama / Mitch McConnel / Merrick Garland / Harry Reid / Republican / Democrat Filibuster saga. Let’s start by clarifying what Read More

Your privacy has just been sold!

1 month ago Citizen#7 0
Last week the US. Senate voted to repeal the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers the power to choose how their ISPs use and share their personal data to ISPs. The vote was down party lines. The repeal was authored by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Sen. Flake Read More

Can An Honest Investigation Happen?

1 month ago Citizen#7 0
Imagine the campaign for President in reverse, it went something like this….. The Republican National Committee was hacked by Russian hackers and candidate Trump complained about the invasion into his campaign and ensuing leaks to the press through Wikileaks. Within two hours of Hillary Clinton’s Access Hollywood tape revealing how she liked to grab men Read More

The Power of Money and False Claims

1 month ago Citizen#7 0
Death Spiral, this is how Republicans characterize the Affordable Care Act.  These are powerful words that conjure up pictures of a plan spiraling towards the ground and certain destruction.  A powerful phrase meant to scare people, particularly spoken with conviction and passion as Speaker Paul Ryan intimates.  But is the claim true? According to PolitiFact Read More

Understanding the American Health Care Act

1 month ago Citizen#7 0
The video below explains the impact of the American Health Care Act. Since the video was released on YouTube the actual scoring of the American Health Care Act by the Congressional Budget Office. 24 million people will lose coverage over the next 10 years.   Read More

Scott Price is the new EPA Sledgehammer

2 months ago Citizen#7 0
Scott Price is Trump’s sledgehammer to demolish the EPA. Today Price said on CNBC’s “Squwak Box”: “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact, so no, I would not agree that it’s a primary contributor to the Read More

The Coast Guard Deserves Our Respect and Support!

2 months ago Citizen#7 0
The Coast Guard Deserves Better Than This! The picture shows a Coast Guard ship based at the Yaquina Bay, Newport Oregon station dealing with the often difficult conditions of the North Pacific. (The picture is not from the actual even described below). It does confirm the conditions the Coast Guard operates in. In 1974 a Read More