International communications expert Dick Pirozzolo reviews Great Powers, Grand Strategies, a new book urging that the United States play a strong diplomatic role in the Pacific and project naval power as a stalwart against China’s efforts to expand that nation’s influence worldwide.
Commentator Christina Inge warns that proposed cuts to budgets for health and human service programs such as “meals on wheels” in Washington, DC will harm not only people who have worked hard all their lives…but also lawmakers’ souls.
In this independent commentary, author Steven Cushing draws parallels between 1933 Germany and the present, and lays out similarities between presidential candidate Donald Trump and Hitler, Caligulia, Mussolini, Whitey Bulger and others. He asks those considering voting for Trump: Would you entrust Bernie Madoff with the password to your bank account? Would you entrust Bill Clinton with the keys to your daughter’s bedroom? Do you really want to entrust the likes of Donald Trump with the keys to the nation’s nuclear codes? He then urges voters to, “in Trump’s words, let ‘common sense’ prevail, and as Ted Cruz said at the Republican convention, vote your conscience.”