"I want to be perfectly clear, I’m not going to try and change anyone’s mind, I simply want to give information not otherwise known, and let you make up your mind for yourself. Anyway, let's begin."
"In Afghanistan, there’s an attack on a government building in Kabul so far with 47 confirmed killed. In China, there’s a new bid for a law on intellectual property amidst the trade war with the US and there’s a human rights lawyer who was on trial the day after Christmas."
"Hawkish Republicans and those with close relations to defense contractors may have their reasons to oppose the decision, but in general it was a move that should have pleased us all as a move towards peace. Instead, partisanship reared it's ugly head again and we were presented with the subject of today's bad arguments: what about Russia?"
"We have an opposition party that is conservative in name only, which are now self-proclaimed to be a centrist party that also agrees with the Paris accord and released an immigration plan that contradicts what they say in the house." writes guest author Greg Coughlan
"Whoever is directing this season of U.S. politics really needs to work on their pacing. After a few slow weeks in a row, this year is coming to an exciting end. Trump insists on a wall, actually brings home troops, and finally gets his military parade… right out of his administration. This is the last week in review."
"As libertarians, I believe we should be looking for peaceful solutions to the issues that will surely arise from a decrease in government and subsequent rise in liberty: violence shouldn’t be the response from the starting line. The NAP is a good foundation, but to create a just society, we need doors, windows and a roof built on that foundation."
After Jeremy Corbyn was thoroughly humiliated by the Prime Minister’s “pantomime” gag regarding this half-a-job, footage was taken of the opposition leader mouthing what looked like, “stupid woman” directed at May. This sparked hours of debate in the Commons about the appropriate response - Speaker of the House John Bercow did not witness the incident so could not make a judgment.
"A recent analysis conducted by the right-leaning organization “Tax Foundation” has found that the Trump tariffs have had an impact on consumers, which is something we all knew was going to happen. What this analysis focuses on, specifically, however, is exactly who is impacted the most of the consumers that have taken a hit. Those hit the hardest? Lower- and middle-class families."
"Making the claim that they are one and the same is not only detrimental, it is factually false. The Libertarian Party is meant to be the principled party built on the concepts and ideals of libertarianism. Let's get cause and effect straight here."