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

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

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

Why do we worry so much about North Korea?

Owatonna, MN Correspondent-Like clockwork, the rogue nation of North Korea is rattling its broken-down saber in the direction of the United States. Also like clockwork, our government blusters and poses and warns and makes veiled threats and sends naval vessels to the Sea of Japan. The saber rattling is the same old tune: North Korea is on the verge of dropping a nuclear bomb on the United States. Continue reading

The mayor and city council of New Orleans have called for the removal of various Civil War era monuments in the city. Should this have been allowed to happen, and should the citizens of New Orleans have had a voice in the decision?

Gastonia, NC Correspondent- The removal of the Civil War monuments in New Orleans has been the cause of much brouhaha over the last few weeks, and the city administration hasn’t done itself any favors with the cloak-and-dagger way it’s taken on the job. Anything that a government chooses to undertake under cover of darkness rather than in the light of day automatically garners a patina of suspicion and intrigue that it would not normally qualify for. Continue reading

Free speech on college campuses is turning into no free speech for anyone but protestors. Is free speech being compromised at the behest of protestors?

Owatonna, MN Correspondent-One of the most disheartening trends of the past fifty years is the increased intolerance of “non-mainstream” ideas on college campuses. In the 1960s, student radicals were heard loud and clear protesting war, big business, capitalism, right-wing politics, and advocating for communism, socialism, peace not war, sexual freedom, and liberalization of drug laws. Continue reading