Should apprenticeship/vocational programs eventually replace four-year college degree programs in America?

Gastonia, NC Correspondent-Apprenticeship is a concept that stretches back to the Middle Ages and before. Of course, back then it usually consisted of parents essentially consigning their male children to indentured servitude in hopes they’d be taught a trade that would eventually profit the family. These days, the system isn’t quite as abusive, and it gives the apprentices a chance to learn a trade from the ground up. Continue reading

Does removing names of racist historical figures from public buildings and landmarks adequately compensate for the negative aspects of America’s history?

Owatonna, MN Correspondent-John C. Calhoun, the pro-slavery senator and vice-president from the pre-Civil War era, is being eradicated from the history books in some locations, apparently due to his politics. His name has been removed from a building at his alma mater, Yale University. A Minneapolis lake bearing his name for almost two centuries may revert to its original Dakota name, Bde Maka Ska (White Earth Lake), because the area around the lake is sacred to the Dakota people and Calhoun advocated repression of Indian tribes as well as slavery. Continue reading

Has the Democrat Party become the party of hate and destruction and are their actions anti-American?

Sheffield, Jamaica Correspondent- Americans aren’t sucking up to what the Democrats are selling. While the president’s approval rating is hitting rock bottom due to his constant emotional tirade on Twitter, belligerent immigration ban proposal, and alleged conspiracy with Russia, the Democratic Party is still not a fave. Continue reading

McDonald’s is planning on rolling out automated ordering kiosks. Has the fast food giant done this in order to stifle $15 an hour fast food employment?

Prescott Valley, AZ Correspondent– Fast food chains like McDonald’s have contemplated automation for some time and are either now using or planning to use robotics or some type of automatic ordering to save time and money spent on higher wage fast food workers. As of now, McDonalds is considering the use of burger flippers, robotics and automated ordering kiosks that will replace cashiers in over 2,000 of their restaurant/stores across America. Continue reading

Columbus Day is being attacked as it has been in the past and a number of states have eliminated the holiday altogether. Is this another stab at suppressing America’s early history?

Gastonia, NC Correspondent– The brouhaha over Columbus Day has been going on for decades, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. The promotion of more politically correct objects of honor in place of Columbus has been a cause celebre among the wine, cheese and false equivalency crowd, the same folks who get their knickers in a twist over the Washington, D.C., football team’s name. Continue reading

Are there benefits to a border solar wall between the American southern border and Mexico? If so, what are they?

Gastonia, NC Correspondent– It’s a bit hilarious to me that we’re still talking about the border wall. After all the campaign statements Trump made that have not come to fruition, we still believe he’s going to have Mexico pay for a gigantic physical wall that will be nothing more than a symbolic gesture? 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 there a balance between the Internet of Things and Security? Have we compromised our security for the convenience offered by the Internet of Things?

Gastonia, NC Correspondent-Kellyanne Conway made news this week for her statement that our microwave ovens could be spying on us. Internet memes by the thousands sprang up, showing everything from Kellyanne herself to Chris Hansen of “To Catch A Predator” fame to the Eye of Sauron peeking out from microwaves on counters, over stoves and in cabinets. Continue reading