Tag Archives: polls

Progress In Ukraine While Russia Continues Incursion

Image 12753571754_c38f758f8b_b.jpg

Last week in Davos, thought leaders and interested parties gathered to discuss a total overhaul of Ukrainian society, with particular focus on increasing transparency, stamping out bureaucracy and corruption as well as promoting efficiency and Western practices.
For a country… Continue reading

State Of The Union Speech Emphasizes Economic Successes, Misses The Mark On Foreign Policy

President Obama did his best tonight to make Americans forget what happened just a few months ago at the November midterm election.
He sounded like the man at the head of the party that just won control of the House… Continue reading

President Starts New Term Off On The Wrong Foot

Earlier today members of the 114th Congress were sworn in and took their oath of office for the new term.
There has been a lot of talk about the promise for a more bipartisan, conciliatory Congress. This has been coming… Continue reading

After Two NYPD Officers Are Assassinated, Reconciliation And Bipartisanship Is The Only Solution To Divisiveness

Image 460891812-1940x1293.jpg

There’s plenty of blame to go around here.
Mayor de Blasio’s initial comments that were perceived, and rightly so, to be sympathetic to protestors certainly precipitated the disproportionate reaction from the police when they turned their backs on the mayor… Continue reading

Ukraine Moves Towards Aligned Status And Maybe Even NATO Membership

Image 670px-munich_security_conference_2010_-_km_001_sigorski1111.jpg

Change may be afoot in Ukraine.
A vote of 303 to eight in the Ukrainian parliament today showed overwhelming support for the country to renounce their non-aligned status, a position they’ve held since 2010 when Viktor Yanukovych was president. The… Continue reading

House Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Image 6261650491_0cd6c701bb_b.jpg

The latest battle between Republicans and Democrats over the spending bill was anticlimactic in comparison to the past.
For starters, the drama really only lasted a week – a far shorter period of time than we’ve seen legislators go at… Continue reading

President Obama To Move Ahead With Immigration Reform By Executive Order

Image 670px-obama_chesh_1.jpg

Public opinion be damned.
Tomorrow night in a prime time speech, the President will unveil his plan to shield up to five million illegal immigrants from deportation. By expanding the Dreamers program to adults –a move that the President said… Continue reading

Russian Forces Moving Into Ukraine

Image 10052160175_335a4a85ec_c.jpg

Earlier this week, I relayed an account from a colleague about the situation in Ivano-Frankivsk, a city in Western Ukraine that is now feeling the effects of the violence between Ukrainians and pro-Russian separatists that had, until recently, been largely… Continue reading

An Opportunity For More Clarity On Healthcare — And Better Policy

Image 670px-us-deptofhhs-logo-svg.png

The Democrats were ready for defeat last Tuesday, no matter what their fundraising emails said. But they weren’t prepared for the wipeout they suffered not only in the Senate, but also on the state level.
Republicans took three statehouses on… Continue reading

War Continues In Eastern Ukraine And Makes It To Western Ukraine

Image 670px-munich_security_conference_2010_-_km_001_sigorski1111.jpg

For weeks now, our country’s focus has been on every issue besides Ukraine.
Ebola, ISIS and the midterm elections have taken over our newspapers and our television sets. And not without due cause – each of these issues certainly deserves… Continue reading