US Embassy Amongst Photos Taken by Alleged Iranian Spy in Israel

A Belgian business man has been arrested in Israel and accused of spying for Iran.¬†Ali Mansouri is of Iranian descent and had pictures of the US Embassy amongst other photos on his camera. Israel’s Shin Bet, the internal security agency similar to the FBI in America, claims the 55-year old was a recruit for Iran’s Qods Force, a special ops …

Would the Conservatives be so Bold about the Shutdown before the Digital Age?

It looks as if the conservative side of the Republican party may be able to hold their ethical duties intact as we progress towards a government shutdown. It isn’t that today’s conservatives are necessarily more aggressive. It’s that they have the ability to rally the troops thanks to the digital technologies that are within our grasp according to this article …

Diplomats Walking on Eggshells Over Syria

Something needs to be done about Syria. Nobody disagrees with that. The points of contention being discussed by the five permanent members of the UN Security Council as well as the rest of the world centers around how the response should be delivered. Is it a strong condemnation over the use of chemical weapons? Is it a demand to hand …

Will Anyone Important Talk to the Press Knowing the Government is Listening In?

There is a need to take the right courses of action when it comes to national security. Protecting the lives of Americans is arguably the most important job of the government and should definitely take a priority over nearly every impediment. However, there was a wisdom written into the Constitution that is so solid, so relevant today and for the …

Flashback to June 2012: “The private sector is doing fine.” ~ POTUS

The tune in Washington changes quickly depending on the needs. When there was an election around the corner, the problems of this country weren’t as bad as everyone seemed to think according to President Barack Obama. This video is from June 8, 2012. It seems that today, we aren’t sharing the same sentiment. Of course, it’s probably the Republicans’ fault, …

NBC’s Deceptive Editing is a Scar on Journalists

It has been widely covered already so there’s no need to rehash it too much other than to say this: what NBC has done and continues to do is bad for journalism and bad for the American people who rely on news channels to grasp what’s happening in our world. This is nothing short of a political agenda being pushed …

Obama Closes Office Tasked with Closing Gitmo

Guantanamo Bay isn’t going to be closed down any time soon. The 2008 campaign promise that played a major role in helping the President win his first election is officially going to remain unfulfilled as the office created to close the military detention center has itself been shut down. The administration reassigned Daniel Fried, the special envoy for closing the …

Jesse Jackson Jr’s Replacement May Be a Friend of the NRA

It’s hard to imagine that a white female former congresswoman who received an A-rating from the NRA could win the seat vacated by Jesse Jackson Jr in a Chicagoland district where 54% of the voters are Africa-American, but that appears very possible as with less than a month before the February 26th special election.