Author Archive | Ed Krayewski

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Uganda’s President Has His Own Trump-Russia Hot Take: Let’s Work Together When We Can

US Mission UgandaUganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for thirty one years, offered his own ideas about President Trump, and U.S. relations with Russia as well as with the rest of the world, writing in an open letter that he heard Trump call for “convergence rather than divergence” and that he agreed—that […]

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Mattis Tells NATO to Pay Up or U.S. Will Pull Back—Why Not Both?

Defense Secretary James Mattis delivered a warning about military spending to fellow defense heads at a NATO meeting in Brussels that focused on “ensuring NATO’s strength and flexibility in the face of evolving challenges.” “No longer can the American taxpayer carry a disproportionate share of the defense of western values,” Mattis said according to Bloomberg. […]

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Puzder Withdraws From Labor Secretary Consideration, Arrest in Killing of Kim Jong Un’s Half-Brother, Winston Churchill on Aliens: P.M. Links

Ed Krayewski|Feb. 15, 2017 4:30 pm Library of CongressDefense Secretary James Mattis told NATO members they need to increase their contributions or the U.S. would moderate its commitments. President Trump called on Israel to “hold back” on settlements in the West Bank at a joint press conference with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Andy Puzder has […]

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Protests Over Alleged Rape by French Police Turn Violent

The suburbs of Paris have been rocked by protests, some violent, since the alleged rape by police officers of a 22-year-old black Frenchman identified only as Theo—he was arrested during an ID check. Last night’s protests turned violent again, with some protesters reportedly throwing objects at cops and setting vehicles on fire and police responding […]

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Trump to Meet Canada’s Trudeau, Anti-Trump Protests in Mexico City, Tibet Hopes Trump Can Help Open Dialogue with China: A.M. Links

President Trump will meet the prime minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, at the White House today. Meanwhile, about 20,000 anti-Trump protesters hit the street in Mexico City. The prime minister of the government-in-exile of Tibet says he hopes Trump can open a dialogue between the Tibetan government and China. The Kremlin suggested there may be […]

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Puzder Confirmation Hearings Move Closer, Texas Asset Forfeiture Reform Legislator Not Discouraged by Trump Attack Offer, Obama Goes Kite Surfing: P.M. Links

The Senate labor committee has received ethics paperwork on Labor Secretary nominee Andy Putzer, so confirmation hearings could be scheduled soon. The White House press secretary said President Trump had every right to stand up for his family after Trump tweeted that Nordstrom’s was treating his daughter Ivanka, who he said always pushed him to […]

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Super Bowl Ads Illustrate Importance of Free Speech Rights for All, Even Corporations

84 LumberDid you see the Super Bowl ad about Mexican avocados? The Coke commercial? Budweiser’s mini-bio of its immigrant founder? Was corporate America trolling Donald Trump with ads that celebrated free trade, diversity, and immigration? Or were they just selling products to people perhaps more sensitive to gleaning political messages than they have been before? […]

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