Blog Posts - U.s.a.

FACTCHECK - Trump Dominates 2016 Whoppers

"The Whoppers of 2016" by Eugene Kiely, Lori Robertson, and Robert Farley; 12/19/2016ExcerptDonald Trump again dominates our annual review of political falsehoods.SummaryA year ago, we broke with past practice and named Donald Trump our...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 20, 2016

CULTURE AT RISK - Nashville's Music Spaces

"Nashville's storied music spaces threatened with silence" PBS NewsHour 12/12/2016aka "Greed Assaults Culture"ExcerptSUMMARY:  Downtown Nashville has been a backbone of the nation's music industry for more than six decades, giving the nation sta...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 19, 2016

RUSSIA - The Hack Attack on U.S. Elections

IMHO:  With the complicity of WikiLeaks (International Anti-U.S. Spy Agency)."In debate on Russian interference and disinformation, there's a lot we still don't know" PBS NewsHour 12/12/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  The CIA has concluded that pre-el...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 19, 2016

NORTH CAROLINA - GOP Coup d'état Attempt

They can't win honestly, so rig the game, how typical."All hell breaks loose: North Carolina GOP's coup d'état starts tomorrow" By DocDawg, Daily KOS 12/14/2016ExcerptFriends of representative democracy have been waiting with bated breath through th...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 16, 2016

$NAFU - The Killing of Potential Cost Savings

"Why the Pentagon ‘buried and killed' a study on potential cost savings" PBS NewsHour 12/6/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Leaders at the Department of Defense periodically conduct efficiency reviews, looking for ways to cut costs.  One such report,...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 12, 2016

POLITICS - America's President

What we wished for:What we got:...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 12, 2016

TRUMP NOT FILES - The 'King of Lies' Breaks Promise

"After populist campaign, Trump assembles economic team of elites" PBS NewsHour 11/30/2016IMHO:  So much for 'draining the swamp.'  Looks more like opening the flood gates.ExcerptSUMMARY:  President-elect Donald Trump's proposed econom...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 5, 2016

GAMING THE SYSTEM - Trump Played Sucker

"Carrier is 'Gaming the System' and Trump Just Played into Its Hands" by Steve Horn, In These Times 12/2/2016As one of their first orders of business, President-elect Donald Trump and Mike Pence, his vice president, helped strike a deal between the I...
by Mage Soapbox on Dec 5, 2016

ESSENCE - The Obamas, The White House Years

Just picked up my copy.
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 29, 2016

MEDAL OF FREEDOM - President Obama Awards 21

"‘I am the president, he is the Boss':  Obama pays tribute to, jokes with Medal of Freedom recipients" PBS NewsHour 11/22/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  At the White House, President Obama handed out the Medal of Freedom to twenty-one notable Ameri...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 28, 2016

ADDICTION CRISIS - Surgeon General's Report

"Surgeon General's report calls for response to addiction crisis" PBS NewsHour 11/24/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy is warning Americans of the prevalence of substance abuse and the risks of not addressing it.  His n...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 28, 2016


PS:  Personally, I do not do drugs, not even marijuana."What's next for marijuana legalization" PBS NewsHour 11/25/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  On November 8, multiple states legalized the use of marijuana for either recreational or medicinal purpo...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 28, 2016

TRUMP - House Representative Says the Truth

A very POWERFUL and heart-felt speech.
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 27, 2016

#NOTMYPRESIDENT - Trump's Whitehouse Administration

"What Bannon and Priebus mean for the Trump administration" PBS NewsHour 11/15/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  President-elect Donald Trump has announced two key White House positions: RNC chairman Reince Priebus as chief of staff and the controversial app...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 21, 2016

AMERICA - Black Friday SALE!

by Mage Soapbox on Nov 17, 2016

ELECTION 2016 - This is Who to Blame for Trump

From Jonathan PieUK News reporter brutally honest views on the world of politics and Entertainment. GEESH.... Tell us how you feel Jonathan.
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 13, 2016

ELECTION 2016 - The REAL Hillery Clinton

THIS is what Hillary Clinton is REALLY about!
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 7, 2016

DAKOTA PIPELINE - President Obama's Reroute?

aka "Riot Police attacks at Dakota Access Pipeline, a reminder of the '60s black vote marches in the south.""Tensions escalating in Dakota Access pipeline standoff, Obama suggests reroute" PBS NewsHour 11/2/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  At least 140 peop...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 7, 2016

AT THE MOVIES - "Moonlight"

"In 1980s Miami, the triple crisis of growing up black, gay, and poor" PBS NewsHour 11/4/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Based on a true story, the new movie “Moonlight” follows Chiron, a boy growing up black, gay and poor in 1980s Miami.  The fil...
by Mage Soapbox on Nov 7, 2016

ELECTION 2016 - The World's View

"What the world is thinking about the U.S. election" PBS NewsHour 10/25/2016ExcerptSUMMARY:  Who is chosen as the next president of the United States isn't just a matter of national importance, but will make a big difference to the rest of the w...
by Mage Soapbox on Oct 31, 2016

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