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  • Munich Memorial Tribute...Some Words from David Wallechinsky

    Tuesday, September 06, 2022
    On 4 September 2022, the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) laid a wreath at the memorial in Munich in honor of the 11 members of the 1972 Israeli team who were murdered by terrorists.   read more
  • Biden Gives Go-Ahead for “Friendly Dictators” to Murder Opponents

    Monday, July 11, 2022
    As Biden prepares to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who ordered the murder and dismemberment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Blinken explained to Biden that other dictators have reached out to the State Department to find out if they too can be excused if they murder and dismember their opponents. “What’s good for our Arab allies should be good for our allies in other parts of the world,” Biden is alleged to have told Blinken.   read more
  • Gutting the EPA…All in the Family

    Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    Neil Gorsuch’s mother, Anne Gorsuch, was the head of the EPA from May 1981 until she was forced to resign in March 1983. In 1982 she was caught holding back $6 million in federal funds to clean up a toxic waste site near Los Angeles because she didn’t want to help the Senate campaign of former California Governor Jerry Brown. She was cited for contempt of Congress when she refused to turn over documents related to the case, and she was forced to resign.   read more
  • Right to Abortion Ends in the U.S….Thanks to the Electoral College

    Monday, June 27, 2022
    Five of the six justices who voted to end the right to abortion were nominated by two presidents, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, both of whom lost the popular vote, but became president, despite finishing in second place, thanks to the Electoral College system.   read more
  • Another Way of Looking at the French Election: Le Pen Lost to None of the Above

    Monday, April 25, 2022
    Final Results Emmanuel Macron: 18,779,812 Abstentions: 13,655,960 Marine Le Pen: 13,297,719 Blancs and Nuls: 3,018,999   read more

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  • Electoral Advice for the Democratic and Republican Parties

    Monday, February 22, 2021
    Democrats: If Donald Trump had not been such a weak and hapless candidate, the Democrats would have been wiped out across the board. Republicans: if the Republicans want to increase their power, they need to make swing voters afraid of the Democrats, while at the same time limiting the number of Democrats who vote and weakening the power of those who do by gerrymandering the districts in the states they control.   read more
  • Republican Leaders Urge Socially Distancing…From Donald Trump

    Monday, January 11, 2021
    Many Republican politicians and TV and radio pundits who had previously denied the existence of the Trumpdemic, now admit that it really exists, and that this virus has caused the deaths of thousands of American citizens and others. They are urging their followers to stay as far away as possible from Donald Trump and his family. The politicians are also promoting the wearing of masks in public in order to avoid being recognized.   read more
  • Trump Orders National Covid Lockdown…But Not for Everyone

    Monday, November 23, 2020
    Trump announced the immediate imposition of a national lockdown in response to the skyrocketing number of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. However, the lockdown will only apply to certain Americans, based on their income group. American household members with annual incomes of less than $50,000 will be placed on full lockdown. “They can go out to buy food and medicine,” said Trump, “if they can afford it.”   read more

Unusual News

  • Hire Donald Trump for Your Wedding!

    Monday, April 05, 2021
    If you want to put some excitement into your wedding celebration, hire Donald Trump to speak! No size too small—and he promises to mention the names of the bride and groom at least once.   read more
  • Donald Trump Claims Antifa and Black Lives Matter Infiltrated his Brain

    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    Donald Trump ordered his current lawyers to present an unusual defense of the various crimes he is accused of committing: incitement to riot and insurrection, obstruction of justice, financial fraud and lying on his tax returns and more. Trump says that as soon as he became the Republican candidate for president, Antifa and Black Lives Matter infiltrated his brain and caused him to say things he didn’t believe.   read more
  • President Trump Apologizes for Coronavirus Deaths

    Monday, May 11, 2020
    In a series of tweets, Trump said, “I’m sorry I didn’t act sooner and I’m sorry that I’ve pushed to open up the country before the pandemic is under control. As you know, I’ve added my name to the stimulus checks that Americans have received. Now I’ve asked to add my name to the death certificates of all Americans who die of the coronavirus from now on.”   read more

Where is the Money Going?

  • The $20 Bill: Andrew Jackson or Harriet Tubman?

    Monday, August 03, 2020
    With all the talk of taking down statues and changing the names of buildings, isn’t it time that we talk about the presence of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? Jackson was actually a slave trader who made his fortune buying and selling African-Americans. What he did to Native Americans was even worse. He forced an estimated 46,000 Native Americans off their ancestral lands and turned over the land to white people. Thousands of Cherokee died on the Trail of Tears, walking to what is now Oklahoma.   read more
  • 4 Programs that Both Obama and Trump Want to Eliminate

    Monday, May 01, 2017
    It sometimes seems that the differences between the priorities of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are so great that they can’t agree on anything. Not so. Here are four programs that President Barack Obama’s last budget and President Donald Trump’s first budget proposed for complete elimination.   read more
  • Reducing Aircrafts’ Bathroom Size Increases Airline Profits and Decreases Passenger Safety

    Saturday, December 24, 2016
    AFA-CWA's Sara Nelson said that “doors of these restrooms open into each other, creating safety issues. There are a lot of injuries, with smashed fingers, doors hitting people, bumps and bruises.” She said the rear cabin restroom doors also create a barricade, limiting the ability of crew to help a passenger in trouble. Some parents with small kids say they can't help their kids in the toilet unless the door stays open. Large-size passengers are at a loss.   read more

Controversies

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene, in Reversal, Promotes Vaccinations

    Monday, December 27, 2021
    Greene explained, "Most victims of Covid are not vaccinated and most of them are Republicans. It’s clear that Democrats have infiltrated the anti-vax, anti-mask movement in order to kill off as many Republicans as possible."   read more
  • Revealed: Republican Infiltrators Created “Defund the Police”!

    Thursday, June 03, 2021
    “I paid some black guys to infiltrate the Black Lives Matter movement and start chanting, ‘Defund the Police.’ It worked perfectly. It galvanized frightened whites to get out and vote against pro-crime Democrats. If Trump hadn’t f---up the Covid issue, we would have swept both houses of Congress and kept the White House. But don’t worry. We’ll push the same phrase in the 2022 elections."   read more
  • Republicans Agree to D.C. Statehood…on One Condition

    Monday, May 03, 2021
    In a breakthrough announcement, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) declared that Republicans will accept the District of Colombia as the 51st state on the condition that, at the same time, Congress and President Joe Biden give approval to a 52nd state: West Wyoming.   read more

U.S. and the World

  • Why I’m Not Going to the Beijing Winter Olympics

    Monday, January 31, 2022
    I have attended 19 Olympics, Summer and Winter, usually as a radio or television commentator. The last one I missed was the Calgary Winter Games in 1988. I was granted access to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, but I will not be going. I am not going because I do not feel comfortable with the intrusive “surveillance bubble” imposed on visitors by the Chinese government.   read more
  • Why Do They Hate Us? A 20-Year Update

    Monday, September 13, 2021
    In the days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many people I spoke with simply could not understand why anyone, anywhere, would not like Americans, even if it was just a few dozen fanatics. In one form or another, they asked: Why do they hate us? Back in 2001, I tried to address this question in a short essay I wrote one month after the attacks.   read more
  • Biden Announces U.S. Invasion of Grenada

    Wednesday, September 01, 2021
    President Joe Biden announced that United States troops were launching an invasion of the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. Considering that Grenada does not have an army, Pentagon officials predicted that complete takeover of the island would go quickly and without U.S. casualties. Democratic members of Congress praised the invasion. “It worked for Reagan,” said one Democratic spokesman who requested anonymity, “so why shouldn’t it work for Biden?”   read more

Appointments and Resignations

  • Trump Lists Qualities for Supreme Court Nominee

    Monday, September 21, 2020
    AllGov correspondent Sidney Finster asked President Trump what qualities he was looking for in the nominee. “Well,” replied Trump, “she has to be a woman, the younger the better. She has to be nice to look at, and she needs to be good on television, particularly on Fox News.” “What about her positions on issues?” Finster persisted. “That’s important too,” Trump assured Finster. “If she can help me win Florida or Pennsylvania or Georgia, that would help.”   read more
  • Director of the Office of Science in the Department of Energy: Who Is Chris Fall?

    Monday, July 16, 2018
    In August 2014, Fall was made assistant director for defense programs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, also serving as acting lead for national security and international affairs policy. Fall left the White House in August 2017. Fall was given his post at ARPA-E in January 2018. President Donald Trump has twice attempted to zero out funding for the agency, which provides grants for experimental energy projects.   read more
  • Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Kassa Tekleberhan?

    Monday, July 02, 2018
    In October 2015, he was named minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Areas Development. There, he promoted a policy of “villagization,” moving families from the country into villages. After Ethiopia’s longtime leader and human rights abuser Meles Zenawi died in 2012, Tekleberhan became the vice chairman of the Meles Zenawi Foundation.   read more

Domestic Policy/Agency of the Day

  • National Archives and Records Administration

    An independent government agency, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) functions as the nation’s record keeper. The agency is responsible for keeping and protecting precious national documents like the Declaration of Inde...   more

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Foreign Policy/Nation of the Day

  • Kyrgyzstan

    Kyrgyzstan is a former Soviet republic located in the mountainous terrain of Central Asia that achieved independence in 1991. Its population of about 5.4 million is primarily Sunni Muslim. Its geographic location—alongside China and near Afghan...   more

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Meet Your Government

  • Miller, Robert A.

    Robert A. Miller was appointed to the State Justice Institute (SJI) Board of Governors in February 1998. The SJI is a non-profit corporation run by the 11 members of its Board of Directors, each of whom is appointed by the President of the Unit...   more

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  • Dying Alone During Coronavirus

    My children, my grandchildren, my friends. You weep; you try to smile; you blow one more kiss goodbye. I am dying alone so that you may live. (photo: David Ryder, Reuters}   more
  • Munich Memorial Tribute...Some Words from David Wallechinsky

    Tuesday, September 06, 2022
    On 4 September 2022, the International Society of Olympic Historians (ISOH) laid a wreath at the memorial in Munich in honor of the 11 members of the 1972 Israeli team who were murdered by terrorists.   read more
  • Biden Gives Go-Ahead for “Friendly Dictators” to Murder Opponents

    Monday, July 11, 2022
    As Biden prepares to meet with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who ordered the murder and dismemberment of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Blinken explained to Biden that other dictators have reached out to the State Department to find out if they too can be excused if they murder and dismember their opponents. “What’s good for our Arab allies should be good for our allies in other parts of the world,” Biden is alleged to have told Blinken.   read more
  • Gutting the EPA…All in the Family

    Tuesday, July 05, 2022
    Neil Gorsuch’s mother, Anne Gorsuch, was the head of the EPA from May 1981 until she was forced to resign in March 1983. In 1982 she was caught holding back $6 million in federal funds to clean up a toxic waste site near Los Angeles because she didn’t want to help the Senate campaign of former California Governor Jerry Brown. She was cited for contempt of Congress when she refused to turn over documents related to the case, and she was forced to resign.   read more
  • Right to Abortion Ends in the U.S….Thanks to the Electoral College

    Monday, June 27, 2022
    Five of the six justices who voted to end the right to abortion were nominated by two presidents, George W. Bush and Donald Trump, both of whom lost the popular vote, but became president, despite finishing in second place, thanks to the Electoral College system.   read more
  • Another Way of Looking at the French Election: Le Pen Lost to None of the Above

    Monday, April 25, 2022
    Final Results Emmanuel Macron: 18,779,812 Abstentions: 13,655,960 Marine Le Pen: 13,297,719 Blancs and Nuls: 3,018,999   read more

Top Stories

  • Electoral Advice for the Democratic and Republican Parties

    Monday, February 22, 2021
    Democrats: If Donald Trump had not been such a weak and hapless candidate, the Democrats would have been wiped out across the board. Republicans: if the Republicans want to increase their power, they need to make swing voters afraid of the Democrats, while at the same time limiting the number of Democrats who vote and weakening the power of those who do by gerrymandering the districts in the states they control.   read more
  • Republican Leaders Urge Socially Distancing…From Donald Trump

    Monday, January 11, 2021
    Many Republican politicians and TV and radio pundits who had previously denied the existence of the Trumpdemic, now admit that it really exists, and that this virus has caused the deaths of thousands of American citizens and others. They are urging their followers to stay as far away as possible from Donald Trump and his family. The politicians are also promoting the wearing of masks in public in order to avoid being recognized.   read more
  • Trump Orders National Covid Lockdown…But Not for Everyone

    Monday, November 23, 2020
    Trump announced the immediate imposition of a national lockdown in response to the skyrocketing number of Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths. However, the lockdown will only apply to certain Americans, based on their income group. American household members with annual incomes of less than $50,000 will be placed on full lockdown. “They can go out to buy food and medicine,” said Trump, “if they can afford it.”   read more

Unusual News

  • Hire Donald Trump for Your Wedding!

    Monday, April 05, 2021
    If you want to put some excitement into your wedding celebration, hire Donald Trump to speak! No size too small—and he promises to mention the names of the bride and groom at least once.   read more
  • Donald Trump Claims Antifa and Black Lives Matter Infiltrated his Brain

    Tuesday, February 09, 2021
    Donald Trump ordered his current lawyers to present an unusual defense of the various crimes he is accused of committing: incitement to riot and insurrection, obstruction of justice, financial fraud and lying on his tax returns and more. Trump says that as soon as he became the Republican candidate for president, Antifa and Black Lives Matter infiltrated his brain and caused him to say things he didn’t believe.   read more
  • President Trump Apologizes for Coronavirus Deaths

    Monday, May 11, 2020
    In a series of tweets, Trump said, “I’m sorry I didn’t act sooner and I’m sorry that I’ve pushed to open up the country before the pandemic is under control. As you know, I’ve added my name to the stimulus checks that Americans have received. Now I’ve asked to add my name to the death certificates of all Americans who die of the coronavirus from now on.”   read more

Where is the Money Going?

  • The $20 Bill: Andrew Jackson or Harriet Tubman?

    Monday, August 03, 2020
    With all the talk of taking down statues and changing the names of buildings, isn’t it time that we talk about the presence of Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill? Jackson was actually a slave trader who made his fortune buying and selling African-Americans. What he did to Native Americans was even worse. He forced an estimated 46,000 Native Americans off their ancestral lands and turned over the land to white people. Thousands of Cherokee died on the Trail of Tears, walking to what is now Oklahoma.   read more
  • 4 Programs that Both Obama and Trump Want to Eliminate

    Monday, May 01, 2017
    It sometimes seems that the differences between the priorities of the Republican Party and the Democratic Party are so great that they can’t agree on anything. Not so. Here are four programs that President Barack Obama’s last budget and President Donald Trump’s first budget proposed for complete elimination.   read more
  • Reducing Aircrafts’ Bathroom Size Increases Airline Profits and Decreases Passenger Safety

    Saturday, December 24, 2016
    AFA-CWA's Sara Nelson said that “doors of these restrooms open into each other, creating safety issues. There are a lot of injuries, with smashed fingers, doors hitting people, bumps and bruises.” She said the rear cabin restroom doors also create a barricade, limiting the ability of crew to help a passenger in trouble. Some parents with small kids say they can't help their kids in the toilet unless the door stays open. Large-size passengers are at a loss.   read more

Controversies

  • Marjorie Taylor Greene, in Reversal, Promotes Vaccinations

    Monday, December 27, 2021
    Greene explained, "Most victims of Covid are not vaccinated and most of them are Republicans. It’s clear that Democrats have infiltrated the anti-vax, anti-mask movement in order to kill off as many Republicans as possible."   read more
  • Revealed: Republican Infiltrators Created “Defund the Police”!

    Thursday, June 03, 2021
    “I paid some black guys to infiltrate the Black Lives Matter movement and start chanting, ‘Defund the Police.’ It worked perfectly. It galvanized frightened whites to get out and vote against pro-crime Democrats. If Trump hadn’t f---up the Covid issue, we would have swept both houses of Congress and kept the White House. But don’t worry. We’ll push the same phrase in the 2022 elections."   read more
  • Republicans Agree to D.C. Statehood…on One Condition

    Monday, May 03, 2021
    In a breakthrough announcement, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) declared that Republicans will accept the District of Colombia as the 51st state on the condition that, at the same time, Congress and President Joe Biden give approval to a 52nd state: West Wyoming.   read more

U.S. and the World

  • Why I’m Not Going to the Beijing Winter Olympics

    Monday, January 31, 2022
    I have attended 19 Olympics, Summer and Winter, usually as a radio or television commentator. The last one I missed was the Calgary Winter Games in 1988. I was granted access to the 2022 Beijing Winter Games, but I will not be going. I am not going because I do not feel comfortable with the intrusive “surveillance bubble” imposed on visitors by the Chinese government.   read more
  • Why Do They Hate Us? A 20-Year Update

    Monday, September 13, 2021
    In the days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, many people I spoke with simply could not understand why anyone, anywhere, would not like Americans, even if it was just a few dozen fanatics. In one form or another, they asked: Why do they hate us? Back in 2001, I tried to address this question in a short essay I wrote one month after the attacks.   read more
  • Biden Announces U.S. Invasion of Grenada

    Wednesday, September 01, 2021
    President Joe Biden announced that United States troops were launching an invasion of the Caribbean island nation of Grenada. Considering that Grenada does not have an army, Pentagon officials predicted that complete takeover of the island would go quickly and without U.S. casualties. Democratic members of Congress praised the invasion. “It worked for Reagan,” said one Democratic spokesman who requested anonymity, “so why shouldn’t it work for Biden?”   read more

Appointments and Resignations

  • Trump Lists Qualities for Supreme Court Nominee

    Monday, September 21, 2020
    AllGov correspondent Sidney Finster asked President Trump what qualities he was looking for in the nominee. “Well,” replied Trump, “she has to be a woman, the younger the better. She has to be nice to look at, and she needs to be good on television, particularly on Fox News.” “What about her positions on issues?” Finster persisted. “That’s important too,” Trump assured Finster. “If she can help me win Florida or Pennsylvania or Georgia, that would help.”   read more
  • Director of the Office of Science in the Department of Energy: Who Is Chris Fall?

    Monday, July 16, 2018
    In August 2014, Fall was made assistant director for defense programs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, also serving as acting lead for national security and international affairs policy. Fall left the White House in August 2017. Fall was given his post at ARPA-E in January 2018. President Donald Trump has twice attempted to zero out funding for the agency, which provides grants for experimental energy projects.   read more
  • Ethiopia’s Ambassador to the United States: Who Is Kassa Tekleberhan?

    Monday, July 02, 2018
    In October 2015, he was named minister of Federal Affairs and Pastoral Areas Development. There, he promoted a policy of “villagization,” moving families from the country into villages. After Ethiopia’s longtime leader and human rights abuser Meles Zenawi died in 2012, Tekleberhan became the vice chairman of the Meles Zenawi Foundation.   read more

Domestic Policy/Agency of the Day

  • Smithsonian Institution

    The Smithsonian Institution serves as a national museum for the United States. It consists of almost 20 museums and numerous research centers that exhibit millions of objects and documents for public visitors and scholars to explore. The Smiths...   more

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Foreign Policy/Nation of the Day

  • Saudi Arabia

      Occupying two-thirds of the Arabian Peninsula, Saudi Arabia is a mostly desolate land with no rivers, no lakes, and no perennial streams. Its population stands at roughly 28.7 million, about one-fifth of whom are non-citizen foreign worke...   more

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Meet Your Government

  • Powell, Earl

    Powell, who became the Director in 1992, graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1966 with a double major in Art History and European History. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy, serving as an officer until 1969, and was in the N...   more

Blog

  • Dying Alone During Coronavirus

    My children, my grandchildren, my friends. You weep; you try to smile; you blow one more kiss goodbye. I am dying alone so that you may live. (photo: David Ryder, Reuters}   more

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