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Swamp Drain Continues: Sessions Fires McCabe
On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired acting F.B.I. Director Andrew McCabe. In January, McCabe announced that he would be retiring on Sunday. Since January, he had been on a leave of absence. If McCabe had been allowed to retire, he would have received his full lifetime pension. However, his firing means that he is no longer entitled to receive his retirement benefits. McCabe was fired because the Inspector General’s office found that he had lied about leaking information to the press. To read more click here.
Fighting the Pernicious Laws on Hate Speech
Contrary to the beliefs of many millennials, there is no “Hate Speech” law in the U.S. today. But as these discriminatory and anti-free speech laws gain prevalence around the world in places like the U.K. and Canada, it won’t be long before the gradual chipping away of the First Amendment becomes a sledgehammer attack. To read more click here.
Midterm Election Watch: Louisiana, Maine, and Maryland
Louisiana, a solidly blue state for close to 100 years until 1944, has voted Republican in all but two general elections since 1980 and has voted for a Democrat only three times since 1964. President Donald Trump took a 58.1% share of the state’s votes in 2016 with Hillary Clinton winning just 38.5%. In contrast, the state of Maine voted only three times for a Democratic presidential candidate from 1856 through 1988. To read more click here.
Trump Tariffs and the Oil Boom
One of the hottest sectors in the U.S. today is energy. The shale revolution brought to you by hydraulic fracturing, or fracking has produced a historic boom period in the oil and gas industry. Thousands of jobs are being created every month, regulations are coming down, the U.S. is not beholden to the Paris Accord any longer, and domestic output has topped 10 million barrels per day (bpd). To read more click here.