Politics & Government

Xi’s Troubling Systematic Suppression of Christianity in China

Karl Marx, the father of Communism, once said, “Religion is the opium of the people.” For reasons that have been apparent and studied by academics, religion as it relates to theism is not a tenant of communism, or any of its branches. As such, a disturbing metamorphosis is underway in the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), foreshadowing change that depicts ...

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Trade War Impact Spreading and Not Just Geographically

When President Trump announced intentions to place tariffs on goods from Canada, China, Mexico, and the European Union, I knew the effects on the markets would be widespread. I wasn’t sure how long the spat would go on, but I knew that the longer it went on, more markets would be affected and the impact would increase. The effects are ...

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Chinese Internet Stocks Falling With Trade Dispute

The Trump administration went on the offensive regarding trade imbalances back in January. When the idea of placing tariffs on Chinese goods was announced, it caused equity markets around the world to experience a short-term selloff. Since then, there have been ups and downs in the markets as well as in the negotiations. When the trade war started, I immediately ...

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New York Sets Limit on Uber and Lyft Cars in the City

The New York City Council voted on Wednesday to limit the number of ride-sharing services, including Uber and Lyft. After intense campaigning from taxi drivers in the city, council members agreed in a 39-6 vote to pass multiple bills that will halt the business of these ride-sharing apps. “The council voted to halt the issuance of new for-hire vehicle licenses ...

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Lack of Global Diplomacy Rattles Financial Markets

There are a number of diplomatic disputes going on around the globe currently. The U.S. has placed sanctions on Iran and Turkey for different reasons. Canada and Saudi Arabia are at odds over human rights and things have escalated dramatically. England and the European Union are at odds due to Britain’s plans to exit the union. Of course then there ...

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President Trump Considering Additional Tax Cuts for Small Business

The initial wave of tax cuts has been trumpeted for their success by small business owners around the nation. Linda McMahon of the Small Business Administration has heard this time and time again in her travels across the country. Trump tax cuts have helped what otherwise might have been a more difficult time for businesses. While optimism about the economy ...

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Trump Strikes Unexpected Trade Deal with EU

President Trump met with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on Wednesday to talk about trade. At the end of the meeting, the two leaders announced a plan to work towards the elimination of all tariffs and trade barriers between the EU and the US. Trump had proposed the complete elimination of barriers the day before, suggesting on Twitter that the ...

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Trump is Ready to Tax All Chinese Imports

In a recent interview with CNBC, President Donald Trump made it clear that he is ready to imposed tariffs on all of the $505.5 billion in goods from China that were imported last year. “I’m ready to go to 500. I’m not doing this for politics. I’m doing this to do the right thing for our country,” said Trump on Friday to CNBC. ...

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President Trump’s Wants and Policies Are At Odds

Donald Trump has never been shy about telling people what he wants and what he doesn’t want. That was true long before he became president and it has continued since he entered the White House in 2017. Unfortunately what the President says he wants and his own policies are contradictory to one another in several instances. Let’s start with the ...

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