DeVos. Divisive. Diverst.

(Washington, DC — February 7, 2017) – For years, the Republican Party has wanted to kill the Department of Education. Today, they got their wish. On a 51-50 vote, the Senate confirmed Betsy DeVos, Donald Trump’s (R-NY) choice for the next Secretary of Education. Two Republican Senators – Lisa Murkowski (AK) and Susan Collins (ME)…

Iraq Attack Means America Might Go Back

(Baghdad, Iraq) – In Iraq, what’s old is what’s new again, as it stands on the precipice of a new civil war. Despite an eight-year presence in Iraq, which began as an invasion under false pretenses by President George W. Bush (R-TX), and ended as a unilateral withdrawal in 2011 by President Barack Obama (D-IL/Kenya),…

Crimea in Crisis

(Simferopol, Ukraine) – Just yesterday, it seemed impossible for the events unfolding in Crimea could get any worse. Wrong. Although a major Russian military base is located in Crimea, an eastern part of Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that world just days ago that he had no intention of intervening militarily due to the…

US Exclaims “Criminy!” over Criminal Russian Crimes in Crimea

(Simferopol, Ukraine) – Just 10 days ago, Ukrainians protesting against the corrupt government of President Viktor Yanukovych took to the streets of Kiev, fighting Ukrainian police on Independence Square. Just eight days ago, pro-government snipers killed over 70 protesters. And just seven days ago, Yanukovych fled Kiev for the safety of his primary benefactor, Russia.…

Rand Paul Wants United States to “Play Nice” with Russia

(Crescent Springs, KY) – Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) is seeking a “live and let live” policy for the United States when it comes to Russia. Perhaps it’s because he’s found a kindred spirit in Russian President Vladimir Putin? Paul, who is a likely contender for the presidency in 2016, today said that the United States…

Anti-Gay Legislation Signed by Uganda, Nigeria; Arizona Could Be Next

(Kampala, Uganda) – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni today signed sweeping anti-gay legislation into law. His signing of the law was greeted by both applause and sighs of relief from Ugandan officials. Under the new law, it is illegal not to report homosexual acts – or homosexuals – to authorities, ensuring that gays will have to…

North Korea Dismisses Report on Human Rights Abuses, Says Gulags are Really Spas

(New York, NY) – The United Nations (UN) has concluded that the government of North Korea is guilty of crimes against humanity. While North Korea’s reaction has been one of outrage, the rest of the world for the most part has simply answered with a “duh!” to the year-long investigation. Several countries accused the UN…