Trump’s Kept and Not Yet Kept Promises in First 100 Days

President Donald Trump has scoffed at the measurement even as the White House heralded the successes of his first 100 days in office.  In the final week before this key presidential marker, Trump made progress on several promises such as unveiling a tax reform proposal and talking with leaders of Canada and Mexico about renegotiating the … Continue reading Trump’s Kept and Not Yet Kept Promises in First 100 Days

Are ‘Antifascists’ Employing a Crude Form of Terrorism?

Days before its April 29 parade, Organizers of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade in Portland received an anonymous message. Via the Oregonian: "You have seen how much power we have downtown and that the police cannot stop us from shutting down roads so please consider your decision wisely," the anonymous email said, telling organizers they could … Continue reading Are ‘Antifascists’ Employing a Crude Form of Terrorism?

Supreme Court slams Trump immigration case

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Chief Justice John Roberts took issue on Wednesday with the Trump administration's stance in an immigration case, saying it could make it too easy for the government to strip people of citizenship for lying about minor infractions. Roberts and other Supreme Court justices indicated support for a deported … Continue reading Supreme Court slams Trump immigration case

Trump advisers likely to meet in days on Paris climate pact

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trump administration officials will likely meet in May to reach a final decision on whether the United States should stay in the Paris climate deal, after holding an initial meeting on Thursday at the White House, an administration source said. The group of advisers, which includes Secretary of State … Continue reading Trump advisers likely to meet in days on Paris climate pact

If you think America doesn’t need commercial farm labor, you don’t eat

A lot of activists we don't need farm labor because, "I can grow my own food." They must not eat. Look simply at one of the most popular farm products.  The average American eats 117 pounds of potatoes a year, which is about two bushels. A highly efficient potato farm, run by experts with commercial farm … Continue reading If you think America doesn’t need commercial farm labor, you don’t eat

Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

By Stephen J. Adler, Jeff Mason and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - He misses driving, feels as if he is in a cocoon, and is surprised how hard his new job is.  President Donald Trump on Thursday reflected on his first 100 days in office with a wistful look at his life before the White … Continue reading Trump says he thought being president would be easier than his old life

US Ally Kazakhstan Essential to Russia, China Policy

As the U.S. grapples with many complex challenges to its interests in the vast region of Eurasia, one country should attract Washington’s particular attention. Kazakhstan, the world’s ninth-largest country by land mass, sits right in the heart of Eurasia on what is best described as a convergence of global challenges and strategic opportunities for the … Continue reading US Ally Kazakhstan Essential to Russia, China Policy