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  • U.S. Ambassador to Greece: Who is George Tsunis?

    Tuesday, August 01, 2023
    The first time George Tsunis was nominated to be a U.S ambassador, it did not go well. But Tsunis had learned his lesson. He waited until another Democrat occupied the White House, and he tried again. Playing it safe, Tsunis, in addition to donating to Democratic candidates, chipped in to help Republicans as well, including Rand Paul, John Barrasso and Jim Risch, all of them members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.   read more
  • Henry Kissinger: A Pre-Obituary

    Thursday, July 27, 2023
    Henry Kissinger turned 100, I don’t wish death on anyone, but I know that all the major media have already written his obituary in advance. As soon as he dies, they will add a line about his death, push a button and these obituaries, gushing with praise from Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Ted Koppel, Xi Jinping and other famous people, will appear online. But Kissinger doesn’t deserve such praise. Here’s why.   read more
  • U.S. Ambassador to Belize: Who is Michelle Kwan?

    Friday, July 07, 2023
    When George W. Bush was president of the United States, he chose his former college roommate, Robert Dieter, to be U.S. ambassador to Belize. When Barack Obama became president of the United States, he chose his former college roommate, Vinai Thummalapally, to be U.S. ambassador to Belize. When Donald Trump was president of the United States, he broke this tradition by failing to nominate anyone to be U.S. ambassador to Belize.   read more
  • Is Joe Biden Too Old? 12 Achievers after the Age of 80

    Thursday, June 29, 2023
    At 83, Olympic champion and author of The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care Benjamin Spock climbed over a fence at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and was arrested for protesting the launch of a Trident 2 missile. At 91, Hulda Crooks climbed Mt. Fuji and, for the 23rd time, Mt. Whitney.   read more
  • Should the Bible be Banned: 6 Incestuous Couples of the Bible

    Monday, June 05, 2023
    Some parents have called for the Bible to be banned from school libraries because of its depictions of unacceptable sexual practices. Here are some examples.   read more

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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
  • 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
  • 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

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?

  • DeSantis to Ship Florida Floodwaters to Democratic States

    Monday, October 03, 2022
    Speaking to the media, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, “The catastrophic damage that has been done to our state is the fault of Hunter Biden—I mean Joe Biden. Consequently, as soon as federal aid dollars arrive, we will use it to ship the floodwaters to Democratic states so they can deal with it. We will also send them the debris.   read more
  • 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

Controversies

  • 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
  • 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

U.S. and the World

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Broadcasting Board of Governors

    The Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG) is an independent federal agency responsible for all non-military broadcasting sponsored by the U.S. government. Once a part of the United States Information Agency, BBG oversees seven international bro...   more

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Foreign Policy/Nation of the Day

  • Djibouti

    Djibouti is small, impoverished, arid country in Northeast Africa with few natural resources and little industry. Since gaining independence from France in 1977, the country’s significance within the international community has grown to depend ...   more

Nations

Meet Your Government

  • McFaul, Michael

    A Stanford University professor with no prior diplomatic experience but a great deal of experience studying Russia, Michael Anthony McFaul was nominated to be U.S. ambassador to Russia by President Barack Obama in May 2011. However, the Senate ...   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
  • U.S. Ambassador to Greece: Who is George Tsunis?

    Tuesday, August 01, 2023
    The first time George Tsunis was nominated to be a U.S ambassador, it did not go well. But Tsunis had learned his lesson. He waited until another Democrat occupied the White House, and he tried again. Playing it safe, Tsunis, in addition to donating to Democratic candidates, chipped in to help Republicans as well, including Rand Paul, John Barrasso and Jim Risch, all of them members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.   read more
  • Henry Kissinger: A Pre-Obituary

    Thursday, July 27, 2023
    Henry Kissinger turned 100, I don’t wish death on anyone, but I know that all the major media have already written his obituary in advance. As soon as he dies, they will add a line about his death, push a button and these obituaries, gushing with praise from Hillary Clinton, George W. Bush, Ted Koppel, Xi Jinping and other famous people, will appear online. But Kissinger doesn’t deserve such praise. Here’s why.   read more
  • U.S. Ambassador to Belize: Who is Michelle Kwan?

    Friday, July 07, 2023
    When George W. Bush was president of the United States, he chose his former college roommate, Robert Dieter, to be U.S. ambassador to Belize. When Barack Obama became president of the United States, he chose his former college roommate, Vinai Thummalapally, to be U.S. ambassador to Belize. When Donald Trump was president of the United States, he broke this tradition by failing to nominate anyone to be U.S. ambassador to Belize.   read more
  • Is Joe Biden Too Old? 12 Achievers after the Age of 80

    Thursday, June 29, 2023
    At 83, Olympic champion and author of The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care Benjamin Spock climbed over a fence at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station and was arrested for protesting the launch of a Trident 2 missile. At 91, Hulda Crooks climbed Mt. Fuji and, for the 23rd time, Mt. Whitney.   read more
  • Should the Bible be Banned: 6 Incestuous Couples of the Bible

    Monday, June 05, 2023
    Some parents have called for the Bible to be banned from school libraries because of its depictions of unacceptable sexual practices. Here are some examples.   read more

Top Stories

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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?

  • DeSantis to Ship Florida Floodwaters to Democratic States

    Monday, October 03, 2022
    Speaking to the media, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said, “The catastrophic damage that has been done to our state is the fault of Hunter Biden—I mean Joe Biden. Consequently, as soon as federal aid dollars arrive, we will use it to ship the floodwaters to Democratic states so they can deal with it. We will also send them the debris.   read more
  • 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

Controversies

  • 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
  • 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

U.S. and the World

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

  • Office of Government Ethics (OGE)

    The supervising ethics office for the Executive Branch, the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) is an independent agency that aims to prevent conflicts of interest on the part of U.S. government employees, and works to resolve those conflicts if ...   more

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Foreign Policy/Nation of the Day

  • Oman

    Located on the Arabian Peninsula, Oman is an Islamic country practicing Ibadhism, a more moderately conservative version of the religion. Although the Portuguese conquered parts of Oman’s coastal region on the 1500s, and the Persians controlled...   more

Nations

Meet Your Government

  • Zulhasnan Rafique

    Zulhasnan Rafique has been the Malaysian ambassador to the United States, replacing Awang Adek Hussin, since December 2016. A nation of more than 30 million people in Southeast Asia, Malaysia censors speech and the press, but has generally free...   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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