Obama’s Attorney General, Considering 2020 Run, Blasts Electoral College

Obama’s Attorney General, Considering 2020 Run, Blasts Electoral College By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 28, 2019   One good way to tell if someone is considering a presidential run is to listen to their talking points. Eric Holder, former attorney general under President Obama, appears to be making statements indicating he is likely to step into the race … Continue reading Obama’s Attorney General, Considering 2020 Run, Blasts Electoral College

Poll Projects A Schultz Run Ensures Second Term For Trump

Poll Projects A Schultz Run Ensures Second Term For Trump By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 27, 2019   A new poll about the 2020 presidential election reveals an Independent candidate would take away Democratic votes in a 5-to-1 ratio in comparison to Republican votes. Based on this analysis, an Independent run by former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz virtually … Continue reading Poll Projects A Schultz Run Ensures Second Term For Trump

Federal Judge Rules Male-Only Military Draft Violates Constitution

Federal Judge Rules Male-Only Military Draft Violates Constitution By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 26, 2019   Another win for feminists is in the books. Or is it? Two Texas men sued the Selective Service System saying that the military draft unfairly discriminates against women because women are not required to enroll in the draft. U.S. District Judge Gray Miller agreed … Continue reading Federal Judge Rules Male-Only Military Draft Violates Constitution

The Bar-On Brief: Harvard affirmative action lawsuit exposes the irony of judicial politics

The Bar-On Brief: Harvard affirmative action lawsuit exposes the irony of judicial politics By SHAULI BAR-ON February 26, 2019 in Columns, Opinion Earlier this month, both sides presented their closing arguments in the case Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard before the Massachusetts District Court. Now, it’s all up to Judge Allison Burroughs. She will have to review thousands … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: Harvard affirmative action lawsuit exposes the irony of judicial politics

Feinstein In Hot Water After Argument With Schoolchildren Goes Viral

Feinstein In Hot Water After Argument With Schoolchildren Goes Viral By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 25, 2019     Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) had some tough words for schoolchildren who visited her office Friday in an attempt to be heard about climate change and ask their senator to support Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Green New Deal proposal. Sunrise Movement  ✔@sunrisemvmt This … Continue reading Feinstein In Hot Water After Argument With Schoolchildren Goes Viral

Howard Schultz Criticizes Democrats, Promises ‘I Will Not Be A Spoiler’

Howard Schultz Criticizes Democrats, Promises ‘I Will Not Be A Spoiler’ By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 20, 2019   Former Starbucks CEO and political independent Howard Schultz has received criticism from the Democratic Party since the day he announced his bid for the presidency as a third-party candidate. Despite Schultz being a self-proclaimed “lifelong Democrat,” Democrats fear that … Continue reading Howard Schultz Criticizes Democrats, Promises ‘I Will Not Be A Spoiler’

In Rare Move, Trump Thanks MSNBC For Its Honest Reporting On Collusion

In Rare Move, Trump Thanks MSNBC For Its Honest Reporting On Collusion By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 15, 2019   Here’s a story you probably haven’t seen pop up very often in the left-wing cable news: MSNBC is reporting sources say that the Senate Intelligence Committee found no evidence that President Donald Trump colluded with the Russians, as its two-year … Continue reading In Rare Move, Trump Thanks MSNBC For Its Honest Reporting On Collusion

Rand Paul Only Republican To Vote No On Trump’s AG Pick William Barr

Rand Paul Only Republican To Vote No On Trump’s AG Pick William Barr By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 13, 2019   Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky was the only Republican to vote against President Donald Trump’s pick for attorney general, William Barr, on Tuesday. But it’s not for the reasons one might expect. Paul said his concern with Barr has … Continue reading Rand Paul Only Republican To Vote No On Trump’s AG Pick William Barr

Amazon May Not Headquarter In New York After All

Amazon May Not Headquarter In New York After All By Shauli Bar-On On Feb 12, 2019   Tech giant Amazon may be backtracking on its plans to build a new office in New York. Plans are still a go in Tennessee and Virginia, but lawmakers in New York appear to have changed their minds about whether they want the … Continue reading Amazon May Not Headquarter In New York After All

The Bar-On Brief: College ranking methodology overlooks some with financial need

The Bar-On Brief: College ranking methodology overlooks some with financial need By SHAULI BAR-ON February 11, 2019 in Columns, Opinion   It’s almost that time of year again. Hundreds of hopeful high school students will soon tour USC, attend Explore USC and ultimately make one of the most important decisions of their academic careers: where to attend college. Naturally, … Continue reading The Bar-On Brief: College ranking methodology overlooks some with financial need

Left-Wing Spins ‘Executive Time’ In Trump’s Leaked Work Schedule

Left-Wing Spins ‘Executive Time’ In Trump’s Leaked Work Schedule By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 11, 2019     The left-wing media got ahold of President Donald Trump’s personal work schedule, and they did what they usually do — they spun it into a negative. Axios reported last week that a source had leaked some three months of President Trump’s schedule. They … Continue reading Left-Wing Spins ‘Executive Time’ In Trump’s Leaked Work Schedule

“Nature” is Man Made: An Analysis Of Hitchcock’s “The Bird’s”

“Nature” is Man Made Politicians write the law, police officers enforce it, lawyers argue it, and judges interpret it. We have a whole system in place to ensure the law is being followed, but rarely do we ask where the concept of law comes from. Common answers include God, reason, morals, ethics; and we characterize … Continue reading “Nature” is Man Made: An Analysis Of Hitchcock’s “The Bird’s”

Trump Appointee Files Suit Against Proposed Supervised Drug Injection Site

Trump Appointee Files Suit Against Proposed Supervised Drug Injection Site By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 8, 2019   A Philadelphia non-profit is looking to create the nation’s first “supervised drug injection” site for drug addicts to inject themselves with some of the world’s most dangerous drugs under medical supervision, in an effort to combat the growing death rate … Continue reading Trump Appointee Files Suit Against Proposed Supervised Drug Injection Site

Dems To Start New Probe Investigating Trump

Dems To Start New Probe Investigating Trump By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 7, 2019   As if a year and a half of investigation by a special counsel is not enough, House Democrats want to start a new probe looking into — you guessed it — President Donald trump and Russian collusion. A day after the president’s State of the Union address, … Continue reading Dems To Start New Probe Investigating Trump

The Future Lies In Negative Emissions Technology

The Future Lies In Negative Emissions Technology Climate scientists have for years been warning about the impacts of a greenhouse effect gone out of control. The basic premise of the warning has to do with increased CO2 emissions into the atmosphere. These emissions subsequently trap radiation attempting to leave Earth’s surface and consequently lead to … Continue reading The Future Lies In Negative Emissions Technology

Washington Post Journalists Angry With Bezos Over $5M Super Bowl Ad

Washington Post Journalists Angry With Bezos Over $5M Super Bowl Ad By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 5, 2019   Amazon and Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos spent over $5 million on a Super Bowl advertisement promoting journalism. But many Washington Post journalists are not too pleased with the money spent. They believe the money should have been used … Continue reading Washington Post Journalists Angry With Bezos Over $5M Super Bowl Ad

Soft Power Requires Humility

Soft Power Requires Humility Nobody likes a show off. Sure, our society might appreciate the entertainment we derive from athletes and celebrities who continuously flex their wealth and success, but one can hardly say their actions are inspiring or motivating. I argue the same is true in the order of international relations: exercising humility and … Continue reading Soft Power Requires Humility

Dem Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker Relies Heavily On Wall Street Funding

Dem Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker Relies Heavily On Wall Street Funding By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 4, 2019   Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey is the latest mainstream Democrat who is tossing his hat in for a 2020 run for the presidency. While Booker is second African-American Democratic candidate in the race and claims he intends … Continue reading Dem Presidential Hopeful Cory Booker Relies Heavily On Wall Street Funding

Texas Secretary Of State Claims 95,000 Noncitizens Registered To Vote

Texas Secretary Of State Claims 95,000 Noncitizens Registered To Vote By Shauli Bar-On Last updated Feb 1, 2019   The United States has for several years engaged in a debate as to whether voter fraud is a real problem in elections across the country. While Republicans have tended to bring up the issue in recent times, Democrats have always … Continue reading Texas Secretary Of State Claims 95,000 Noncitizens Registered To Vote