Politics

Why the French Election Matters

http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/05/please-care-about-the-french-election-its-liberal-democracy-at-stake-001674733.html

My latest on Blasting News, go check it out!

 

Emmanuel Macron is heavily favored to win, but the fact someone like Marine Le Pen has come so close to power in a country like France is disturbing in and of itself, no matter the outcome of Sunday’s election. The Russian interference feels like a bad recurring nightmare that shows no signs of stopping until western nations like France, the UK, Germany, and the United States band together and force real consequences against Russia for the meddling. It is for the fate of the free world.

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Trumpcare has Republicans in trouble, Georgia will tell us how much

Another post from Blasting News, this time on the American Healthcare Act and potential fallout for House Republicans.

http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/05/trumpcare-has-republicans-in-trouble-georgia-will-tell-us-how-much-001674657.html

On the November 8th, 2016 general election Tom Price garnered a 61.7% majority to his Democratic opponent’s 38.3%. Between November 8th, 2016 and April 18th, 2017 democrats gained nearly 10%. Ossoff also inspired vast fundraising efforts, collecting over an unheard of $8.3 million. Ossoff won 70% of all voters who had not voted in the 2014 election. This enthusiasm and swing in support provided the some of the first tangible empirical pieces of data to show the negative impact of Trump’s performance on Republicans running for office.

Donald Trump’s incoherent statement on Andrew Jackson has its own logic – My May 4 post on Blasting News

I have recently begun writing small pieces for Blasting News on day to day news and I will be sharing links and brief excerpts here! It won’t impact my use of this space which is reserved for longer pieces as well as original creative writing. But you should still check this stuff out!

http://us.blastingnews.com/opinion/2017/05/donald-trumps-incoherent-statement-on-andrew-jackson-has-its-own-logic-001670237.html

From the piece:

Trump compares himself to Andrew Jackson because “they said” he was like Andrew Jackson. To Trump, if he and Andrew Jackson are alike, Andrew Jackson must be well versed in the Art of the Deal. Trump suggests that if Jackson were around that he would have negotiated his way out of the Civil War. In Trump’s mind this must be true because he believes that he could have negotiated some way out of the Civil War (whether Trump honestly believes this in his heart of hearts is between himself and his lonesome bathrobe though tangible evidence Trump is a deal maker in the White House is scant).

Click the link above to check out the whole thing!