‘Intelligence’ Doubts on Gulf Attacks Cloud the Real Problem, Says Schiff

UPDATED (6/25/2019): This story is updated with comments from ret. Cmdr. Kirk Lippold.  June 21, 2019, Washington, D.C. — The Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., dismissed any doubt that last week’s attacks on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman were the work of Iran, and said despite demands for more evidence from some United […]

News Photo of the Moment: Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas

DALLAS, June 17– This is the facade of the Earle Cabell federal office building in downtown Dallas, facing Belo Gardens. It houses the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, the U.S. Attorney’s office, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the IRS and other federal government offices. It was the site of a gun attack by Brian Clyde, of Corpus […]

News Photo of the Moment: Protests Against Extradition Bill Overwhelm Hong Kong Streets

ABOVE: Protesters flooded the streets of Admiralty, where Hong Kong’s legislative council sits, to protest an extradition bill that they say will spell the end to the city’s status as a semi-autonomous region. Hong Kong’s lawmaking body, the legislative council or Legco for short, is considering a bill that many in Hong Kong believe will be a fatal blow to […]

News Photo of the Moment: Tucson, Ariz., Site of a Globally-watched Trial of Humanitarian Aid Volunteer

This is the U.S. District Court for the district of Southern Arizona, in downtown Tucson, where a criminal trial ended Tuesday with a hung jury on charges brought by the U.S. Border Protection Services against an activist who had left food and water in the parched wilderness north of the U.S.-Mexico border, to help undocumented migrants traversing it. Tucson […]

EPA Announces RIN Reforms, E15 Expansion

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a final rule Friday that gives President Donald Trump what he hopes will be a political boost in the Midwestern corn belt, where many of his supporters live: permission for gasoline retailers to start selling higher blends of ethanol fuel to drivers over the summer months, effective immediately. The agricultural and biofuels industries had […]

U.S. Announces 2nd Round of Financial Aid for Farmers Hit by Trade War

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced it would plow $16 billion into financial assistance for farmers to help make up for financial losses from President Donald Trump’s trade tit-for-tat with China. “After China decided to renege on commitments they already made, [Trump] directed me immediately to implement a program,” U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said Thursday in a […]

The sun is shining on Detroit again

Whether you read travel magazines or just hard news, you have probably heard Detroit is undergoing a resurgence, most of it centered around the Downtown and Midtown areas, at least for now. I have been observing the changes for at least 10 years now. Here are some images taken within the last 6 months. (Be sure and click on some […]

At War Over Who We Are

April 6, 2017 — It was the night of January 30, in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Bingham Graves, of Knoxville, Tenn., stood outside in the near-freezing Washington, D.C., weather, her head held high, facing the general direction of the U.S. Supreme Court, with the dome of the U.S. Capitol providing a backdrop. She held aloft a home-made […]