• Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia

    Ukraine Turns to American Coal to Defend Itself Against Russia

    KYIV, Ukraine—Sometimes, wars aren’t won by tank battles and infantry assaults. Sometimes, it comes down to keeping the heat on.

    As Russia’s hybrid war against Ukraine nears its fifth calendar year—and as Ukraine’s infamously cold winter draws near—American companies are incrementally cutting into Russia’s de facto monopoly as a supplier of nuclear fuel and coal to Ukraine, thereby undermining a longtime coercive lever of Russian influence over Kyiv.

    “In recent years, [Kyiv] and much of Eastern Europe have been reliant on and beholden to Russia to keep the heat on. That changes now,” U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry said in July, announcing an $80 million deal to ship more U.S. coal to Ukraine. READ MORE...

  • Media Covered Up Sexual Assault To Score For Left

    Media Covered Up Sexual Assault To Score For Left

    Federalist senior writer Mary Katharine Ham joined CNN’s “Inside Politics” on Friday to discuss why Americans often don’t consider the media trustworthy when it covers sexual assault allegations.

    In the wake of sexual assault allegations against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, political strategist and Breitbart editor Steve Bannon has said the claims are political hit jobs.

    “The reason that Bannon can say ‘this is all just a hit job’ is because the media has not been trustworthy on some of these issues in the past,” Ham said. READ MORE...

  • How the Senate Tax Plan Differs From the House Legislation

    How the Senate Tax Plan Differs From the House Legislation

    Senate Republicans released a tax plan Thursday distinct from the House plan in that it delays the corporate tax cut until 2019, but would slightly cut the top individual rate and keeps the status quo in the number of brackets.

    The Senate Finance Committee proposal goes a step further than the House plan, released a week earlier, by eliminating altogether the deduction individuals can take for state and local taxes. The House Ways and Means Committee plan eliminated state and local income tax deductions, but still allowed property tax deductions of up to $10,000. READ MORE...

  • Hillary Supporters Unleash Crying Fits of Rage Exactly 1 YEAR After Losing Election To Trump – US Times Media World

    Hillary Supporters Unleash Crying Fits of Rage Exactly 1 YEAR After Losing Election To Trump

    Today is a cause for BIG celebration! One year ago, against all odds, WE THE PEOPLE, the despised “DEPLORABLES” of America, elected Donald J. Trump as president of the United States! Election night for many of us was a very somber experience. We waited with baited breath as the numbers rolled in on election night, with the nagging little voice in the back of our heads telling us what we had heard repeated for weeks, that Crooked Hillary would win. READ MORE...

  • Using Grand Jury Testimony, ‘Ferguson’ Stage Play Challenges Media Narratives

    Using Grand Jury Testimony, ‘Ferguson’ Stage Play Challenges Media Narratives

    NEW YORK – When it came time for Darren Wilson to testify about what happened after firing his gun from inside his vehicle, the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer told the grand jury that his assailant “had the most intense, aggressive face.”

    Wilson, then 28, is the white police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, an 18-year-old black male on Aug. 9, 2014, in Ferguson, a northern suburb of St. Louis.

    It’s all part of the stage play performance of “Ferguson,” which ran from Oct. 23 through Nov. 5 at the 30th Street Theater, located between 7th and 8th avenues in New York City, makes use of a storytelling technique known as “verbatim theater.” READ MORE...

  • Trump Nominees Languish in GOP-Controlled Senate

    Trump Nominees Languish in GOP-Controlled Senate

    Fewer than half of President Donald Trump’s executive branch and judicial nominees have been confirmed by the Senate—the lowest number of confirmations in the past four administrations at comparable points in their presidencies.

    The dismal numbers—a total of 223 confirmations of 519 nominees—were circulated by the White House amid complaints of unprecedented Democratic obstruction and the Senate’s lax schedule.

    NominationsBush 1989Clinton 1993Bush 2001Obama 2009Trump 2017
    Received in Senate463545783581519
    Confirmed341406451394223
    % Confirmed74%74%58%68%43%
    Cloture Votes060551
    Voice Votes321398413366146
    Roll Call Votes208382877

    Source: Congress.gov, via White House

    Trump has 175 pending nominees awaiting action from Senate committees and another 101 on the Senate calendar awaiting a confirmation vote, according to the White House. READ MORE...

  • Why I Homeschool My Kids

    Why I Homeschool My Kids

    My name is Sam Sorbo. I’m a mom to three wonderful children, and the author of “They’re YOUR Kids: An Inspirational Journey from Self-Doubter to Home School Advocate.”

    Home schooling seems like a radical idea—but only because we are conditioned to think of it that way. Why? Because most of us attended school. But after nine overhauls of our public education system in less than 30 years, according to Pew Research Center data, the U.S. has fallen in world standings for education, to 39th in math and 24th in reading. We are officially behind Estonia. … The schools aren’t getting the job done. READ MORE...