(MCT) — For 83 years, Coachella Valley High School has rallied behind a mascot with a snarling face, a hooked nose, a heavy beard and a headscarf — the Riverside County, Calif., campus’ beloved Arab. The caricature, inspired by the Middle East ambience of Coachella Valley’s desert landscape of date palms and communities named Mecca […]
(MCT) — In the 1970s, as he was readying a run for the White House, Georgia Gov. Jimmy Carter attended trade and commerce meetings in Israel, Iran and Japan. About the same time, former California Gov. Ronald Reagan, having lost two bids for a presidential nomination, was traveling to Asia, Iran and England. And in […]
WASHINGTON (MCT) — Montana’s appointed Sen. John Walsh was by far the most endangered incumbent in the chamber in early August, but his decision to not seek a full term has opened the top slot to a couple other worthy contenders. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) is still in a perilous political position, but Louisiana Sen. […]
(MCT) — Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is moving to Wall Street, taking a job with investment bank Moelis & Co., the firm said. Cantor, 51, resigned last month after an upset loss in a Republican primary in June. He will be vice chairman and managing director at the 7-year-old company. The veteran lawmaker […]
(MCT) — A video purporting to show the killing of American journalist Steven J. Sotloff by the militant group Islamic State was posted on the Internet on Tuesday. In the video, a version of which was shared by the SITE Intelligence Group, a man identifying himself as Sotloff is shown kneeling in the desert. A […]
Last week, President Obama admitted that his administration has not worked out a strategy on how to deal with the emergence of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) as a dominant force in the Middle East. However, as ISIS continues its march through Syria and Iraq, many in the US administration believe it […]
A new law signed in California last week requires all cellphones sold in the state to come with a “kill switch” that allows phones to be remotely disabled. The legislation likely will push the wireless industry to adopt kill switches as a default feature on all phones in the United States and worldwide.
As violent Islamic extremists in the Middle East vow to bring bloodshed to the U.S. homeland, the federal government continues its politically correct willful ignorance of the threat radical Islam poses to the well-being of American citizens.
Historical experience clearly shows that the value of gold vis-à-vis other commodities has fluctuated over the centuries, even when gold has served as the monetary standard. This was certainly the case, for example, when the U.S. returned to the gold standard after the Civil War.
Put this in the “no kidding” category: A majority of Americans believes the supposedly impartial U.S. Department of Justice is more preoccupied with politics than justice whenever it insinuates itself into a local matter that has made national headlines.