Should current White House media operations be scrapped for some other form of reporting and distribution?

Owatonna, MN Correspondent-Perhaps the only group of people who use words to persuade or convince more than debaters or advertisers is politicians. And sometimes, what is not said carries more weight and meaning that what is said. That’s why dozens if not hundreds of reporters flock to the White House daily to hear what the Administration says or doesn’t say on the topics of the day. Continue reading

Do terrorist attacks in Europe prove that a travel ban is necessary?

Prescott Valley, AZ Correspondent-Attacks in Europe do prove that a travel ban is necessary. With countries in Europe dealing with current terrorist activities along with almost literal refusals to protect themselves from dangerous activists within and outside of their countries, something has to be done to prevent potential terrorists from entering the United States and other countries. Continue reading

Is the media frenzy and Congressional inquiry into the firing of James Comey a political witch hunt, an attempt to derail President Trump’s agenda, or a worthwhile endeavor?

Owatonna, MN Correspondent-Ever since Woodward and Bernstein rocked the world with their reporting on Watergate, which led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon, the media seems to consist mostly of opportunists who are looking more to make a name for themselves by breaking a big story instead of being content to simply report the facts. The downside of this constant search for scandal is that any story that hints of cover-up, collusion, or possible criminal activity is over reported, over hyped, and then spun from all sides to either deflect damage or make political hay. This makes it impossible for the average American to know who’s telling the truth on an issue like the Comey firing. Continue reading

Should President Trump fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller concerning the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible obstruction of justice allegations concerning former National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn?

From Our Prescott Valley, AZ Correspondent

Any firing in relationship to Robert Mueller’s position as Special Counsel should be the concern of the Department of Justice and the Congress. They should determine whether Mueller should remain as Special Counsel because of the many conflicts that exist with the appointment. Any concerns should point to Mueller recusing or extricating himself from the investigation, and at this point, President Trump should not be part of the exit process. Mueller should have never been appointed in the first place and Attorney General Jeff Sessions should not have recused himself from the original investigations. Continue reading

Is the recent shooting of Congressman Steve Scalise and others the result of the media’s impact on the shooter and others with the same mindset?

From Our Prescott Valley, AZ Correspondent

If anyone is responsible for the recent shooting of Congressman Scalise and others on that Alexandria, Virginia ball field on Flag Day and Donald Trump’s birthday, it is not only the shooter, but most certainly the media and its influence over him. He definitely got his ideas from somewhere, and they were evident from his face book page where he described the president as a traitor, a destroyer of democracy and “It’s time to destroy Trump & Co.” postings. Continue reading

Does Russia pose any real threat to the world or is it like “Dennis The Menace” just an annoyance?

Prescott Valley Correspondent-Russia always poses some kind of threat to the world, whether real or imagined, simply because of its espionage capabilities as well as its land mass, nuclear power arsenal, and geographical location in conjunction with the Middle East, Europe and other countries that have separated from the old Soviet Union. Continue reading

Was President Trump correct in exiting the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement of 2015?

From our Prescott Valley, AZ Correspondent:

President Trump was correct in exiting the United States from the Paris Climate Change Agreement for a number of reasons. One of the most important of which was the fact that the Accords were never submitted by the Obama administration as a treaty, which would require a two-thirds vote by the Senate for approval. Trying to adopt an international agreement such as the Accords without calling the agreement a treaty would have never passed muster with the Senate. Continue reading

Is “good enough” the new standard for manual labor, and pride in your work a thing of the past?

Owatonna, MN Correspondent– It’s difficult to generalize about the quality of work because quality is usually a subjective measure. My standard for what constitutes a good job may differ from other people’s standards. A worker may be praised for his work quality by his immediate supervisor, but the big boss may be dissatisfied with that same job. Continue reading

Prison Inmates in a Colorado have been given computer tablets to use to call family, play games, read and listen to music. Is this a good or bad move?

Sheffield, Jamaica Correspondent-Inmates aren’t saints. In fact, the reason for their confinement is because of the lack of regard they’ve shown for life and others. They’ve done the crime; hence, doing the time. Of late, however, inmates in Colorado were seen with computer tablets to use for communication, entertainment, and research. Though the mass might disagree, I do believe that’s a good move, at least for several reasons. Continue reading

Should Congress pass a law requiring all Presidential candidates to have held at least one political office before running for President of the United States?

Prescott Valley, AZ Correspondent– Congress should not pass a law requiring all presidential candidates to have held at least one political office before running for President of the United States. Just because a candidate has not held a political office really has limited bearing on whether a person can perform the duties of the office. Continue reading