US Economic Outlook – What to Expect This Year Amid Coronavirus

The world is trying to fight the coronavirus pandemic. In North America, both the US and Canada extended directives of social distancing until the end of April. Russian President Vladimir Putin just gave everyone who is not considered essential business a week off with pay. However, as much as US President Donald Trump tries to be upbeat and claim by June 1st the economy will jump start, this is not feasible for a myriad of reasons and it is highly unlikely it will rebound by the fall of 2020.

New Poll Shows Trump and Biden in Near Tie

A new Washington Post – ABC News opinion poll shows Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden leading by two points, at 49 percent to 47 percent, ahead of US President Donald Trump. The percentage difference is well within the margin of error to indicate a tie. The news comes in the wake of another survey which revealed an uptick in Trump’s approval due to his handling of the current coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: European and American Numbers Continue to Rise

US President Donald Trump said on Sunday that he had spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping over the new coronavirus epidemic, stressing that he was somewhat dissatisfied with China. On the same day, after the governors of many states in the United States asked the federal government for more medical protective equipment, Trump announced that he would declare a state of emergency in New York, California, and Washington.

Biden Criticizes Trump’s handling of Coronavirus Epidemic

Joe Biden’s presidential campaign has criticized U.S. President Donald Trump for his initial slow response to the coronavirus epidemic. On Thursday, the Democratic candidate took a swipe at his initial coronavirus remarks downplaying the seriousness of the virus. The presidential hopeful said that the president is trying to deflect blame by attempting to label the scourge the “Chinese Virus.”

Coronavirus: Congressmen Quarantine, Trump Refuses to be Tested

President Donald Trump is not infected by coronavirus, and he doesn’t need to be tested either. That is the message from the president’s staff on Tuesday night. “The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does he have any symptoms,” said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.

Spring Thoughts: The Ides of March, the Coming Election and Lord of War

The Ides of March

March is named after Mars, the Roman god of war. I have always associated March with the Ides of March, a time of trouble and uncertainty because of the fact that Julius Caesar was assassinated on the Ides of March (March 15) an event which changed Roman history. This historical assassination is retained in our collective memory and made even more famous by the play “Julius Caesar” by William Shakespeare and the novel “The Ides of March” by Thornton Wilder. March is also a time of new beginnings. March 19th is the vernal equinox– the first day of Spring with all the hope and excitement that the coming of Spring brings.

Greshun De Bouse: White House Black History Reception

In keeping with the tradition and spirit of Black History Month, President Trump and First Lady have been actively participating in and hosting relative events.  One most recent event hosted at the White House by the POTUS and First Lady is the White House Black History Month Reception on February 27, 2020.

Trump addressed a number of Americans of Color supporters, including First Step Act beneficiaries Angela Stanton King [niece of MLK Jr.], Ben Carson, and even a 15-year-old Eagle Scout from Hubert, N.C who Trump predicted as a future political figure comparable to Frederick Douglas or even Martin Luther King Jr.

US Presidential Election 2020 – Sanders, Bloomberg, Trump – Who Does Russia Prefer?

The 2020 US election campaign is gaining momentum. Since the counting problems at the Iowa Caucuses (when the result could not be determined for more than a week), Bernie Sanders’ momentum has not slowed down. “Socialist” Bernie Sanders is accused of being a “Kremlin henchman.” Still his Democratic opponents from the right– Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg– have been fading.

Sanders Confirms, Condemns Russian Interference in His Campaign

Following a revelation by The Washington Post, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), who so far leads the Democratic race for the US presidency, says he was informed by US intelligence services about Moscow’s alleged support for his campaign. The independent U.S. Senator noted that the services briefed him about Russian interference in the coming 2020 presidential elections, after the Washington Post newspaper reported on Moscow’s alleged support for his candidacy.

Homeowners Associations Under Trump

Dear Homeowners Association,

I would like to report that I mowed my yard today and got my grass down from the previous four inches to below the required three inches as stated in the HOA manual. My apologies—I didn’t think the lawn needed to be mowed in February, but I guess global warming will have that effect. But thank you for your lovely letter threatening legal action. While I must say the prospect of two years in prison certainly got my attention, I would suggest that threatening to deport my mother was a bit much—despite the fact our family has been here since 1652. Actually, she has a small amount of America Indian in her so if she is deported, I would recommend she be deported to a nearby reservation…or better yet, if you really want to play hard ball, her family was here long before yours, so maybe she can just stay put. Or if we want to go down your road of logic, perhaps you can just move elsewhere. After all, she was here first. But I digress.

Bloomberg Can’t beat Trump, Says Sanders

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Saturday harshly criticized his rival in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination race, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. He even went ahead to predict that Bloomberg, one of the world’s richest men, will not be able to generate the enthusiasm and energy for his election campaign needed to beat the incumbent, President Donald Trump.

Senate Approves Limitation on Trump’s Power to Attack Iran

On Thursday, the United States Senate passed a resolution which limits the powers of the White House to launch a military operation against Iran after weeks of war tensions between the two countries. However, since the bill did not attain the two-thirds majority support in the Senate, as only eight Republican senators supported it, President Donald Trump will be able to veto the resolution should it pass through the House of Representatives.

Jewish Liberalism, Socialism, Atheist and Trump

In the impeachment trials of President Trump was revealed Jews in leadership positions in America primarily democrats who were against President Trump to the point of even wanting to impeach him. Finally they have been defeated. President Trump in wonder could not understand why Jews do not love the State of Israel and their land.

President Trump has done more than any other President for Israel. He recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. He recognized annexation of the Golan. He cancelled a very dangerous nuclear treaty with Iran who preaches the destruction of Israel. He has recently revealed the Deal of the Century which will give Israel the right of annexation of portions of Judah and Samaria and even the Jordan Valley. Besides support for Israel, President Trump has fought against Anti-Semitism in Universities a great problem for Jewish youth in America. President Trump has supported religious freedom for all faiths and has recognized religion as an important part of America.

Israel Roundup: IDF Develops Laser System, Former PM Shoots Down Deal of the Century

Israel continues to attempt to try to postpone an all-out war in the hope that a peaceful solution will come. U.S. President Donald Trump has entered into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict as a referee. Referees can sometimes be blamed for making mistakes.  Since introducing the Deal of the Century, tensions in Israel and Palestine are growing. Referees have an important place in sports. People want sometimes to put the blame on the referee, others accept that being a referee is difficult and necessary.

Impeachment: “Your Duty Demands that you Convict President Trump”

Democrats, acting as prosecutors in Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, have asked Senators to do their duty and convict Donald Trump in a final attempt to remove him from office. This seems doomed to fail. “In America, nobody is above the law, even those elected President of the United States,” declared one of these Democratic prosecutors, Rep. Jason Crow (D-CO), to the 100 Senators charged with trying President Trump.

Abbas Rejects Trump Peace Plan, Cuts Off Ties With Israel and U.S.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has announced a break in any relationship between Palestine and Israel, as well as the Americans. Abbas made the announcement before the start of an Arab League summit in the Egyptian capital of Cairo. “We’ve informed the Israeli side . . . that there will be no relations at all with them and the United States, including security ties,” Abbas declared.

Key Republican Senators to Vote Against Witnesses, Assuring Trump’s Acquittal

In the final stretch of the Senate trial of US President Donald Trump, it is less and less likely that the Democratic opposition will be able to approve the summons of witnesses to testify against the Republican. After the conclusion of the questioning stage of the senators for the prosecution and defense, one of the Republican senators who had been courted by the Democrats, Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), announced on Thursday that he will vote against the call of witnesses.

Valentine’s Day – The Impeachment Trial Begins – A Short Story by Leo Tolstoy

Valentine’s Day

February mean’s Valentine’s Day and thoughts of love. My first experience with Valentine’s Day was when I was six and in the first grade. I got a beautiful gold valentine from a boy in my class that I have never forgotten, although I have never seen him since elementary school. It made me realize how important are our early years in determining our feelings and our thoughts and ultimately our lives. I hope Valentine’s Day will be a special one for you. If you don’t have a special someone in your life than be sure to celebrate Valentine’s day by giving yourself a Valentine’s Day treat in honor of the universal power of love.

Trump Releases Long-Awaited “Deal of the Century” for Israel, Palestine

Following meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Israeli opposition leader Benny Gantz, U.S. President Donald Trump has finally made public the first details of the U.S. peace deal meant to address the Israel-Palestine conflict. Trump announced that the plan stipulates that Jerusalem will be the Israeli capital, and that the U.S. would recognize Israeli settlements in the West Bank.

Impeachment: Trump Lawyers Begin Defense, Insist He is Innocent

After three days of Democrats presenting their case against President Trump in the impeachment trial, Donald Trump’s lawyers began their defense on Saturday, warning against the temptation to overturn the result of the 2016 election “without the slightest evidence.” Pat Cipollone, a lawyer for the White House, argued, “we believe when you hear the facts, and that’s what we intend to cover today, the facts, you will find the president did absolutely nothing wrong.”

Trump Lawyers Say Impeachment Process “Illegal”

Attorneys for US President Donald Trump said on Saturday that the impeachment case opened against him by the Democratic opposition is a “brazen and unlawful” attempt to try to overturn the 2016 election and interfere in this year’s November elections. The president’s lawyers, Jay Sekulow and Pat Cipollone issued the warning in a seven-page document to respond to the Senate notification that the trial of Trump’s impeachment process will begin on Tuesday.

The Battle Between Conservative and Liberal Ideals in the World

Progressive liberal influences are affecting Orthodox Muslims, Christians, Hindus and Jews throughout the world. In the news is an article regarding the Catholic church Pope Benedict warns against relaxing priestly- celibacy rules. Pope Benedict resigned from his position and Pope Francis is his successor. Many people guess the reason for his resignation which was very unusual for a Pope to resign.  He may have seen that in the future there would be pressure on the Catholic Church to institute reforms and he was not willing to make these changes. One of the changes is being talked about by Pope Francis regarding priestly celibacy rules under the pressures of his opponents that have pressured the church on the issue of immunity of Priests to sexual abuse accusations. Pope Francis has opened the Catholic Church to gays, and has endorsed interfaith dialogue.

China and US Sign First Phase of Trade Agreement

US President Donald Trump and Chinese Vice Premier Liu He signed the “first phase” of a trade agreement with China Wednesday at the White House. Trump described the signing of the agreement as “a momentous step . . . toward a future of fair and reciprocal trade with China.” The world’s two largest economies reached a partial trade agreement last December, a move that is expected to ease a long-running trade war that has hurt US farmers and created an obstacle to global growth.

Question for Socialist Democrats: “Why Do You Want to Destroy Our Country?”

Since the earliest days of the Obama administration, the (left) Democrats have been moving to establish a Socialist Democracy in the United States. Let’s face it, Obama wore many hats.

Iran is a Socialist country and its powers-to-be are constantly and consistently oppressing its people. It’s easily seen by the number of protestors in the streets of Iran over the last few days that have been crying out for the removal of the Iranian leadership. Those people know that a Socialist country is not a good thing. It’s no secret that Obama paid Iran billions of dollars in bribe money. It could have been tracked to if it were electronically transferred to Iran. Cash only lets them spend it wherever and with whomever, and with no oversight or future explanation of what it was spent on. One thing is certain, they didn’t spend it on the people of Iran.

Trump Open to Negotiations With Iran

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday night that he was open to negotiating a new nuclear deal with Iran, but the first step depends on the Iranian regime. His only conditions, as he made clear, are “no nuclear weapons and don’t kill protesters.” Trump tweeted, “National Security Adviser suggested today that sanctions & protests have Iran ‘choked off,’ will force them to negotiate. Actually, I couldn’t care less if they negotiate. Will be totally up to them but, no nuclear weapons and ‘don’t kill your protesters.”

US, Iran and the Geopolitical Future of the Middle East

2020 started with mass casualties of innocent lives. Iran shot down a Boeing airplane operated by Ukrainian airlines, resulting in the loss of human lives.  The attack happened after the US successfully executed (via drone strike) Iranian General Qasem Soleimani in Iraq. It is plausible to believe Iran was trying to murder the Iranian-Canadians on the plane, considering them traitors for leaving the regime.