Category: Opinion

Charles Djou: Why I'm Leaving The GOP

Today, after much consideration, I abandon my party because I am unwilling to abandon my principles. I can no longer stand with a Republican Party that is led by a man I firmly believe is taking the party of Lincoln in a direction I fundamentally disagree with, and a party that is unwilling to stand […]

Dialog really can solve our political divide | Opinion

A couple weeks ago while on my flight to Washington DC for the annual CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference), I had the most interesting of conversations with the fellow sitting next to me. As I normally do when on a flight where I introduce myself and/or start up a light conversation by asking if why […]

Opinion | How to survive the political season

For people who take their politics seriously, this is going to be a difficult election year. The rhetoric has been ratcheted up by several decibels with the election of Doug Ford as the leader of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Party, while the Liberal government gaslights us over debt and deficits and has us questioning our […]

Opinion: Women receive global recognition | The Daily Barometer

Invisible status of women brought to light with International Women’s Day. Why should we care about international celebrations of women? Why is it important to talk about women’s history, their struggles and status in society? International Women’s Day started after a series of women suffrage issues surfaced. Annually celebrated March 8, women are empowered and […]

White House must not interfere in Russia investigation

Mark Warner, Gannett News Service Published 4:31 p.m. ET March 19, 2018 Robert Mueller(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite/AP) In 2016, Russia used the weapons of information warfare to attack the United States. The Kremlin’s goal: to undermine our democracy and weaken the United States and our Western democratic allies. This is not the opinion of one […]

Sentenced to Prison For His Political Views, Sadegh Zibakalam Decries Censorship in Iran – Center for Human Rights in Iran

Sadegh Zibakalam is an Iranian scholar and political analyst. “They Should Come Out and Say There is No Freedom of Speech” Sentenced to 18 months in prison and banned from “making speeches, writing articles, giving interviews or having a presence on social media” for two years, Iranian political analyst Sadegh Zibakalam plans to appeal what he […]

Education: A winning political issue hiding in plain sight

And these ideas don't need to be partisan. Tennessee's Republican governor, Bill Haslam, has made his state's community colleges tuition-free, while Georgia and Oklahoma have been pre-K leaders. Sometimes, good policy and good politics align quite nicely. The single best bet that a society or an … Source

Putin’s political fantasy ensures Russia’s continued decline

Aurel Braun is a professor of International Relations and Political Science at the University of Toronto and a center associate for the Davis Center, Harvard University. His forthcoming book is Russia, the West and Arctic Security. There are few sure things in politics anywhere; Vladimir Putin’s re-election, however, was one of them. So the issue […]