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Josh Kirkendall

Will Trump confront Putin at Helsinki summit?

Critics think Monday’s Helsinki Summit will be a disaster. Supporters, who prefer his blase attitude against the status quo, support him. Regardless, this could make for an interesting week. United States President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday, addressing a range of topics…

Why Poland is protesting Supreme Court reforms

The Warsaw Uprising Monument pays tribute to lives lost following a failed Polish uprising against Nazi occupiers in 1944. The Polish resistance timed their attack in coordination with a Russian offensive that forced Germany’s army to retreat. Unfortunately, Russia halted their advance, leaving resistance members to fight Germany without any…

Scott Pruitt’s Growing List of Ethical Violations

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt doesn’t care. After disrupting most of the country’s environmental initiatives over the past decade, choosing business over the environment, he clearly shows disinterest in protecting the environment (which we’re not covering here). Pruitt also doesn’t care about the growing list of ethical violations, which centers…

Donald Trump’s faulty immigration arguments

President Donald Trump renewed attacks on America’s immigration policies Friday. Hosting folks carrying large portraits of loved ones “permanently separated” by illegal immigrants, Trump said that “we’re gathered today to hear directly from the American victims of illegal immigration. You know you hear the other side, you never hear this…

Question regarding asylum and immigration

Misinformation has been part of our lexicon since the beginning. Lying. All politicians do it; habitually so for our president. Coaches and sport executives lie to the media. Most of the country lies (to their bosses and themselves) during March Madness. Parents lie to their kids (Santa is real, folks),…

Attention on Sinclair is a good thing

This was my first exposure to the Sinclair Broadcast group: Sinclair Broadcast Group is a right-leaning media company that owns nearly 200 local television stations (including WKRC in Cincinnati). They are in the process of expanding after an agreement was reached last year to purchase the Tribune Media Co. for $3.9…

Donald Trump’s Ignorance on DACA

I’m not sure why I do it. I just do. It’s not healthy. Yet, President Donald Trump’s twitter feed is a train wreck; the uncollected and unfiltered thoughts of a 71-year old man-child can be unsettling. His twitter tantrums typically rail against own staff (see Attorney General Jeff Sessions and…