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Trump Has Yet to Be Clear on Intent for Yucca

Washington In October 2016, candidate Donald Trump came to Las Vegas to face the question all presidential hopefuls who think they can win Nevada must face: Did he support building a nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain? “I’m very friendly with this area,” Trump responded. “I have a hotel here. I will

Illinois’ Declaration of Independence… From Political Tyranny

This Fourth of July, Americans have a special reason to celebrate the spirit of liberty and independence. With fireworks bursting in air and American flags flying and our neighborhoods dressed out in festive red, white and blue, we proudly mark the 241st birthday of our republic. Unfortunately, like the original colonies,

Why Investing in China Has Been ‘Dead Money’ over the Past Decade

Few investment themes have promised more but delivered less than investing in China. In spring 2005, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz predicted on CNBC that by 2008, the company would probably have more coffee shops in China than in the United States. Today, 12 years later, Starbucks still has four times as

Washington Post is officially out of Trump bombshells

**Written by Doug Powers Back in February the Washington Post announced a change in slogans to match the newspaper’s renewed commitment to “journalism” after waking up from an 8-year Hope & Change slumber rested and ready: How’s the WaPo’s push to dig up a presidential bombshell that makes Watergate look like a

Happy Independence Day, America

As a public service reminder of the reason for the season, I’m reprinting the Declaration of Independence in its entirety. The transcription comes via the National Archives. IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for

Stephen Hawking: Trump’s single-handedly turning Earth into Venus, or something

**Written by Doug Powers Who knew that wadding up a piece of paper Obama signed just last year could be the equivalent of moving the Earth 25 million miles closer to the sun: Stephen Hawking blasted President Trump’s recent decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement

At 102, legendary author Herman Wouk has a new book out

Jewish novelist says his ‘main task’ has been depicting ‘what happened in World War II and the Holocaust’ The Pulitzer Prize-winning Jewish author Herman Wouk has published his latest and what he indicated was likely his last book at the age of 102. Interviewed by “CBS Sunday Morning” on Sunday,

Cardinal Joachim Meisner Dies at 83 [Catholic Caucus]

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, the archbishop emeritus of Cologne who was a strong defender of doctrine and orthodoxy, has died at the age of 83. The German cardinal died “peacefully in his sleep†while on vacation in Bad Fussing, Cologne’s Domradio reported on Wednesday, citing the archdiocese. ...Cardinal Meisner led Germany’s largest

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, One of the Four ‘Dubia’ Cardinals, Has Died Aged 83 [Catholic Caucus]

Cardinal Meisner, who was Archbishop of Cologne for 25 years, was one of the four cardinals who submitted the 'dubia' to Pope Francis. Former German Bishops’ Conference president and Archbishop of Cologne Cardinal Joachim Meisner has died at the age of 83. Cardinal Meisner served as Archbishop of Cologne for

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