Politics

‘US Pussy Riot reaction shows double standard’

‘US Pussy Riot reaction shows double standard’

The US State Department reacted to the Pussy Riot verdict by saying the sentences were “disproportionate.” The American stance on the issue is hypocritical, as Washington regularly casts a blind eye on controversial sentences, activist Don DeBar told RT. Shortly after a Russian judge sentenced three Pussy Riot members to two years in prison for performing a […]

Pussy Riot trial: Day of ovations (Op-Ed)

Pussy Riot trial: Day of ovations (Op-Ed)

Their names are thundering across the globe. Their supporters view them as patron saints of the Russian opposition. Their opponents see them as Satan’s spawn. But with the end close, I can’t help but wonder: was the show really worth the hype? There we were, hot, sweaty, irritated after many hours of pushing and shoving […]

Councilmember Hagerman Resigns From Town Council

Councilmember Hagerman Resigns From Town Council

Yucca Valley – Mayor pro tem Isaac Hagerman has submitted his resignation from Town Council effective July 20, 2012.  In his letter, Councilmember Hagerman expressed his appreciation to the residents of the community.  “To the residents of the Town, I say thank you for allowing me the honor to represent you these past two years,” […]

Campaign Contributions Influence Public Policy

Campaign Contributions Influence Public Policy

Newswise — Although campaign contributions are widely viewed as a corrupting influence, for decades political scientists have failed to establish a direct connection between money and legislative outcomes. Now a new approach provides strong evidence that donations directly influence the legislative process. Using a national analysis of state legislators, Lynda Powell, a professor of political […]

Obama, Clintons Deepen Their Alliance

Obama, Clintons Deepen Their Alliance

  Once a tense rivalry, the relationship between President Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Clinton has evolved into a genuine political and policy partnership. Both sides have a strong incentive in making the alliance work, especially in an election year. For Obama, Bill Clinton is a fundraising juggernaut, a powerful reminder to voters that […]

Ron Paul blasts Obama for killing Americans

Ron Paul blasts Obama for killing Americans

Presidential hopeful Ron Paul has publically attacked the Obama administration’s abolishment of due process in a new editorial, calling the move a turning point in American history. Responding to Attorney General Eric Holder’s recent justification for the extrajudicial killings of three American citizens on foreign soil, Republican Party candidate Ron Paul has penned a scathing […]