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  • ISIL Compound Strike
    Pentagon: ISIS still a "potent force" after 310 airstrikes
    A Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday that despite more than 300 airstrikes against Islamic State terror targets, "ISIL still remains a potent force".He also admitted that the long-term effect of the airstrikes will be minimal, at best."...
  • Michael Dunn
    Jacksonville resident found guilty in “loud music” trial
    A Florida jury convicted “loud music” killer Michael Dunn, of first-degree murder. Dunn is a software developer who was accused of shooting 17-year-old Jordan Davis day after Thanksgiving in 2012 in a local gas station.Dunn’s...
  • Polling the war strategy: Americans say boots on the ground
    Polling the war strategy: Americans say boots on the ground
    Friends and readers are debating the necessity of Americans engaging in full-scale war in the Middle East again. We are in Iraq and Afghanistan where we have been for decades. Now, we are engaging enemy combatants in Syria and Yemen too, among...
  • 44th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival this weekend in Madison
    44th Annual Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival this weekend in Madison
    Cannabis fans are fired up. The bands and speakers have been booked, the permits approved and the website updated. The excitement is bubbling over. The first weekend in October means it's time again for the longest running Marijuana Festival...
  • Julia pierson resigns
    Director of The Secret Service Julia Pierson resigns
    After a day of intense questioning by lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, Director of the Secret Service has resigned. Julia Pierson handed her resignation to Homeland Security Director Jeh Johnson. Johnson also announced an independent panel...
  • James Clapper
    'Willfully and deliberately ignorant' Obama
    'When first hearing the story that President Obama skips a number of his intelligence briefings in September 2012, the Washington Post had him covered. Glenn Kessler had this to say, "It’s bogus".“The notion that Obama...
  • Jefferson County schools logo
    Colorado teacher protest reaches 700 and climbing
    Teachers in Colorado have been protesting for nearly a week now, with no signs of slowing down. Their numbers have swelled to nearly 80 teachers and over 700 students as of today. The students include both high school and middle school students...
  • Secret Service Director
    Secret Service fiasco leads to ex-convict riding an elevator with the President
    While the Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced a congressional hearing, new revelations were made detailing a former ex-convict employed, as a security contractor was able to ride an elevator with President Obama during a trip to Atlanta....
  • Capital building
    An open letter to American share holders
    The American political system can be compared to a public company with all taxpayers as equal shareholders. Each year there is a shareholders meeting and a ballot to decide the future of the company. Depending of the profits and losses of the...
  • Syrian refugees
    Intelligence gaps result in less precise bombing
    According to AP source Ken Dilanian, the Pentagon is struggling with intelligence gaps that have resulted in the bombing of empty buildings and some unintended civilian casualties. That’s about all that can be said about the AP story with...
  • Kurds need reinforcements
    Kurds get some much needed wins, and there is more
    Kurds are gaining ground in strategically important border crossing areas between Syria and Iraq. That is very good news. From this excellent description from the Associated Press, Vivian Salama and Ryan Lucas, the Kurds are up against ISIS who...
  • Cartoon by Bill Day
    Frightening possibilities: 'Cartoon' by Bill Day
    A Facebook friend shared Bill Day’s cartoon that is posted here as a photo. It emphasizes the importance of securing the White House from intruders. Metaphorically, the White House fence could be the U.S. borderand Ebola a disease or...
  • Obama: Global Leader
    Obama versus ISIS, Russia, and China: Selling an American vision
    Just as the likes of Teddy Roosevelt, FDR, and Harry S. Truman helped sell the American vision that would move Europe beyond the vicious cycle of ever escalating wars with each other, President Obama followed action against the Islamic State in...
  • Netanyahu warns the UN that Iran and Hamas are the same threat as ISIS
    Netanyahu in powerful UN address equates ISIS with Hamas, Iran greatest threat
    Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promise to "refute all of the lies being directed at us" when he boarded his flight to New York on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, and when he delivered his address to the United Nations General...
  • No
    Politicians and elected officials: Shut up
    Anyone could write this story in reaction to the endless emails from both political parties and their leaders who are pleading for donations. It is enough to drive voters to distraction. There are some good options in reacting to this, and here...