We are at war.
I am a political junkie.
The reason you are reading this is Greg Schiano.
Did you hear the news?
In recent days, the tensions between the United States and the Islamic Republic of Iran have grown exponentially. This round of trouble began when — according to the U.S. Department of State — Iran attacked Saudi Arabia’s oil production. The U.S. has responded by sending additional troops to the region.
In the wake of the 2016 election and the subsequent three years of American politics, many have turned a jealous eye toward more polished countries such as Canada, France or Britain. In recent months, the Canadian government has been rocked with scandal, the streets of Paris were paralyzed with the so-called “yellow vest” protest and now finally our closest ally, Britain, has been trapped by the gordian knot of Brexit.
President Donald J. Trump again reignited the debate over Confederate memorials in recent days in a somewhat vain defense of his own words following the white supremecist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. But, there has been another monument debate brewing in the world of sports.
Another day another controversy around the new batch of radical Leftist freshman members of Congress. This time a video reemerged in which Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) described 9/11 “as some people who did something.” Omar is no stranger to controversy, as she had repeatedly made comments labeled as anti-Semitic. This controversy grew when Omar’s comments were criticized by freshman Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas), The New York Post’s front page criticized her and President Donald J. Trump tweeted a video of her speech spliced over images of the 9/11 attack.
Last summer, I interned at a Republican congressional office and every day I would take calls from people who were genuinely angry that the president of the United States had colluded with Russia. These people, in their bones, believed that the president was a traitor — why? Because the media told them so.
Is Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) trying to get President Donald J. Trump reelected? Because the way she is managing her caucus in the house makes it certainly appear so. The Democrats in the House are mistaking Trump's unpopularity with support of far-left socialism. This could be a disastrous strategy for them. Look, I would be very glad if they do blow their current advantage. It just seems odd that Pelosi, as wily a political operator as they come, would allow her caucus to run out of control like she is.
Everyone’s favorite 77-year-old senator from Vermont is running for president again. I am referring, of course, to Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Last time around, even though he put the fear of God into Hillary Clinton, he did not ever really stand a chance. So, he never had people really look into his background fully. But, now that he seems to have a real shot at the Democratic nominee for president I think people ought to point out that Sanders is not a good man and his ideas are dangerous. On top of that, he is a hypocrite who does not live by the ideology that he would put the rest of us under.
If you have not noticed, the state of Virginia’s entire executive leadership apparatus is in turmoil after a series of revelations shocked the state. First was the release of a photo showing Gov. Ralph Northam (D-Va.) either wearing blackface or dressed in a white robe as a Klansman — both extremely offensive and inexcusable for any American, let alone the governor of a large state. If that was not bad enough for Virginians, shortly after that, news broke that the Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax (D-Va.) was accused of sexual assault by multiple women.
It is time for regime change in Venezuela, or more accurately, the regime has changed in Venezuela. On Jan. 23, the former leader of the Venezuelan congress, Juan Guaidó, in accordance with the Constitution, assumed the role of interim president. In turn, the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the overwhelming majority of South American countries recognized his legitimacy.