In the Spotlight

A Gloating Putin: U.S. Monopoly 'Almost Done'

On October 18, in his annual foreign policy speech, Russian President Vladimir Putin trolled the United States, calling it an "empire," and declared that America's world dominance "is almost done." He also gloated about his new weapons and claimed that the U.S. bears some responsibility for the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. During Thursday's speech, Putin also said that Russia is loaning Egypt billions of dollars to cover the cost of a Russian-built nuclear power plant there, and outlined a new military deal with Beijing.

U.S. Senate Seats up for Reelection in 2020

It's 2020 vision time. The U.S. Senate elections will be held on November 3, 2020. Thirty-four of the 100 Senate seats are up for reelection. The GOP will have to defend more Senate seats than Democrats. As of now, there will be 22 Republican Senate seats on the line, while Democrats will only need to protect 12 seats. The time to start organizing is now.

Current Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

If we’ve learned anything from the 2018 midterm elections, it’s that political complacency is no longer an option. And to effect change, there is no need to look any further than your own legislative backyards. 

The Justice Kennedy & President Trump Connection

The claim that Justice Anthony Kennedy resigned from the Supreme Court as part of a deal to shield his son Justin from ongoing Russian investigations has so far gone unproven. Did Donald Trump make Justice Kennedy an offer he couldn’t refuse?

Iranians Chant “Death to Palestine” at a Protest in Tehran

Videos posted to social media showed Iranian protesters in Tehran on June 25, chanting “Death to Palestine, No to Gaza, No to Lebanon, Leave Syria and think of us.” The demonstrations indicate widespread anger at the regime for spending billions of dollars on regional proxy wars and funding terrorist groups, while their own people live in poverty.

The NRA and Russia

The NRA "guns everywhere" agenda will be on full display in Dallas, even as the FBI investigates whether Alexander Torshin, a top Russian banker, and ally to Vladimir Putin, illegally funneled money to the NRA to help sway the 2016 election in Trump’s favor.

A Personal Account of Hawaii's False Missile Alert

The warning read, "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." The Hawaii false missile alert was issued via the Emergency Alert System and Commercial Mobile Alert System over television, radio, and cellphones and sparked panic across the islands for more than half an hour.

Countries North Korea Can Currently Hit With Their Missiles

Should North Korea ever have the capacity to launch a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, Trump would have approximately ten minutes to react and make a decision to counterattack.

Middle East

ISIS Brutality Becomes a TV Series

Teri Schure

ISIS, Turkey and Oil: Interview with Pelicourt

James Stafford

Khalid al-Asaad Slaughtered by ISIS

Teri Schure



Isolated in Greek Camps, Migrants Find Work

Alice Maiden

The Jedwabne Massacre of 1941: An Interview with Marcin Malek

Teri Schure

Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?

Dalan McEndree



Could Iran Emerge as the Middle East Superpower?

Doreen Horschig

Taiwan Seeks to Join Fight Against Global Warming

Ying-Yuan Lee, Minister of Environmental Protection Administration, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Myanmar: Transition Within Transition

Rajiv Bhatia



The Day Hell Came to School

Teri Schure

States With Confederate Monuments on Public Property

How a Democracy Can Implode

Teri Schure



Child Brides in Zimbabwe

Stephen Tsoroti

Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt

Joshua Goldfond

Tunisia: Escaping the Great Mosque of Uqba

Angela Smith Kirkman