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How ISIS gets its recruits

How ISIS gets its recruits

International News, Power & Politics November 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Recruits are lured in by a narrative ISIS has carefully crafted. Social media, including Facebook, Youtube and Twitter, are used to connect with potential jihadis and send out its propaganda. ISIS is also adept at communicating through encrypted messages that are sent through mobile applications like Kik,Read More

Terror in Paris

Terror in Paris

International News November 17, 2015 at 8:05 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion On Friday, November 13, a series of six terrorist attacks rocked Paris around 9 p.m. After hours of confusion and horror, 132 were killed, 349 injured with 96 in critical condition. It was the deadliest attack to hit France since World War II. The attack had severalRead More

U.S. takes in Syrian refugees

U.S. takes in Syrian refugees

International News, Politics, Power & Politics September 15, 2015 at 4:34 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion The U.S. has agreed to take in 10,000 refugees fleeing war-torn Syria, an increase from 2,000. A majority of presidential candidates from both parties appear supportive of the measure. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush stated the U.S. should take in more refugees and called the Syrian crisisRead More

Russia snubbed by 40 countries throughout the world

Russia snubbed by 40 countries throughout the world

International News September 4, 2015 at 2:53 am 0 comments

Vladimir Putin: not about to win any popularity contests By Dwight L. Schwab Russian President Vladimir Putin is not going to make most popular politician anytime soon. According to Pew Research Monday, people around the world outside Russia hold that nation in low regard, and most do not have confidenceRead More

Clinton implicated in Honduran coup, emails show

Clinton implicated in Honduran coup, emails show

By Zachary Toillion Recent emails released by the State Department shed new light on the U.S. response to the June 2009 Honduran coup. Publicly, the U.S. condemned the coup of President Manuel Zelaya after a great deal of international pressure. When Hillary Clinton was asked whether or not the U.S.Read More

Georgian delegation visits Eastern District of Tennessee

Georgian delegation visits Eastern District of Tennessee

By Sharry Dedman-Beard During June a group of official delegates from the Republic of Georgia will visit the United States to learn about the U.S. criminal justice system and enhance their efforts to modernize their justice sector/system. The visit will begin in Washington, DC, where the delegates will meet withRead More

The truth about Tennessee traffic cameras and the movement to outlaw them

The truth about Tennessee traffic cameras and the movement to outlaw them

By Rep. Andy Holt This last legislative session, I was asked by countless constituents to sponsor legislation to outlaw traffic cameras across the state of Tennessee. After carefully reviewing the research on traffic cameras, I came to some very disturbing conclusions. We are told the cameras are for safety, notRead More

House Democrats rebuke Obama on trade

House Democrats rebuke Obama on trade

By Zachary Toillion On Friday, President Obama headed for Capitol Hill in an attempt to secure enough votes for passage of the Trade Promotion Authority, a fast-track trade law Obama has been pushing as a key piece of his second agenda for months. The TPA would give Obama authority toRead More

America steps up exports of natural gas to Europe

America steps up exports of natural gas to Europe

International News, National News, News June 6, 2015 at 3:13 pm 0 comments

NEW YORK (press release)—Note to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s country: the United States is poised to begin exporting huge amounts of liquefied natural gas produced from shale fracking. It will obviously pose a significant threat to Russia’s dominance in the European gas market. This may be a direct result ofRead More

Finland preps one million strong standing army

Finland preps one million strong standing army

International News, News May 27, 2015 at 2:56 am 0 comments

Taking possible stand against Russia invasion By Timothy Whiteman What may come as a surprise to many Americans is that there really was a nation that once defeated the much feared Soviet Union’s dreaded Red Army. And what may come as an additional unknown fact is that the country thatRead More