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Happy Belated Halloween

Happy Belated Halloween

    By Mr. R President Trump was kind enough to hand out candy to children for the upcoming Holiday of Halloween, the same as many stores, business and people in U.S. would be doing. But let’s take a long look at this. Let’s stand back and think about what this candy is really about. […]

Commentary | Hillary Clinton A Dangerous Foe

Commentary | Hillary Clinton A Dangerous Foe

. . by Naomi Fisher Hillary Clinton should be never again be allowed as a nominee for President and should be denied any future role in politics. She is unbecoming a leader who’s job is to unite a nation. Instead she is encouraging a complete division in our Country, i.e. Republican against Democrat. This divide […]

American Exceptionalism | What is Money?

American Exceptionalism | What is Money?

By Kim Payne One of the negative comments I have read about American Exceptionalism is that we have a longer work week and work more hours than our European cousins. Is it that we are just workaholics or is there another reason? Approximately a year and a half ago on an early Friday morning I sat […]

Why School Vouchers Are A Terrible Idea

Why School Vouchers Are A Terrible Idea

  by Thomas L. Knapp For nearly four decades, since the Reagan administration, some among America’s “school choice” movement have advocated for the use of “voucher” systems to give parents more control over their children’s education. Various jurisdictions around the country have implemented the concept, with varying (and much-debated) results. Most opposition to vouchers comes, […]

President Trump, Please Free Ross Ulbricht

President Trump, Please Free Ross Ulbricht

  by Thomas L. Knapp Say what you will about President Donald J. Trump — his politics, his policies, his business dealings, his personal peccadilloes — the man  demonstrated possession of a heart when he commuted the sentence of grandmother Alice Johnson 21 years into her life term for non-violent drug offenses. He’s asked protesting […]

Helsinki: How about a Fresh START?

Helsinki: How about a Fresh START?

  by Thomas L. Knapp As US President Donald Trump heads to Helsinki for a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Trump’s critics continue to inveigh against what they consider an illicitly close relationship between the two, a perspective stemming from the “Russiagate” scandal drummed up by supporters of Hillary Clinton to explain her defeat […]

Just When You Thought “Russiagate” Couldn’t Get Any Sillier …

  by Thomas L. Knapp April 20 is cannabis culture’s high holiday, and  the Democratic National Committee celebrated it with fervor this year: Blaze up, get silly, file a bizarre lawsuit accusing the Russian government, Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, and transparency activist group WikiLeaks of conspiring to steal an election. The suit confirms that […]

Freedom is Winning in the Encryption Arms Race

Freedom is Winning in the Encryption Arms Race

    By Thomas L. Knapp At tax time in the US, as Gaurav Sangwani  of India’s Financial Express reports, many American cryptocurrency users weren’t interested in discussing that aspect of their lives with the Internal Revenue Service. In an early April TeamBlind survey of 2,600 people who earned money from crypto, 46% said they […]

Shadow Protectionism: The US Government vs. Chinese Phone Make

Shadow Protectionism: The US Government vs. Chinese Phone Make

    by Thomas L. Knapp In February, US intelligence community leaders told the US Senate’s Intelligence Committee that Chinese phone manufacturers Huawei and ZTE represent a national security threat. FBI director Christopher Wray warned of the Chinese government finding ways to “maliciously modify or steal information” and “conduct undetected espionage” through these inexpensive consumer […]

What Difference at This Point Does the Trump Dossier Make? None.

What Difference at This Point Does the Trump Dossier Make? None.

. by Thomas L. Knapp ‘Twixt and ‘tween daily news on Russiagate (the investigation into alleged “Russian meddling” in the 2016 election on behalf of Donald Trump) and Uraniumgate (the investigation into Russian bribes paid to a number of people, quite likely including Hillary Clinton, to smooth US government approvals for buying a good deal […]

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