November 18, 2019

7 of the best robocall blocking apps and tools for avoiding phone spam

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By Haley Henschel From Mashable If there’s one thing people with iPhones and Android phones can agree on, it’s this: Robocalls suck.  Personally speaking, robots call me more than my own mother does. A very concerned “Cynthia Arnold” gets in touch every week or so “in reference to your federal student loan,” claiming she needs to discuss […]

CARICOM-US relations: What of CBI?

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By Elizabeth Morgan From Jamaica Gleaner You will recall from previous articles that the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) comprises the Caribbean Basin Economic Recovery Act (CBERA) and the Caribbean Basin Trade Partnership Act (CBPTA). CBERA’s duration is indefinite, but CBPTA, which amends provisions of CBERA, will expire on September 30, 2020 and would need to […]

State of the Union: Moments that got social media talking

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From BBC As US President Donald Trump delivered his State of the Union address to Congress, many people took to social media to discuss the event. Among the political analysis and partisan debate, a number of altogether more light-hearted talking points came up. The #PelosiClap It is perhaps unsurprising that Nancy Pelosi became the subject […]

Incoming NY AG planning major investigations into Trump

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By Jeffrey Rodack From Newsmax New York’s incoming Attorney General Letitia James said she intends to launch far-reaching investigations into President Donald Trump, his family and any others associated with him who may have broken the law. Her comments came in an interview with NBC News.  “We will use every area of the law to investigate […]

Kavanaugh and the death and decline of democracy

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By Bernard Kerik From Newsmax There are no truer, or frightening words than that spoken last week by retired Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, as he generally discussed the recent debacle involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh, without even mentioning him by name. “Perhaps we didn’t do too good a job teaching the importance of preserving democracy,” […]

Mueller’s weaponized justice system should scare all Americans

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By Bernard Kerik From Newsmax Last night I came across a tweet by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee in which he said, “I wish we had Lt. Columbo right now, to walk into the special counsel’s office and say, ‘You know, there’s something about this that bothers me…’” He also attached an article, titled: “A […]

Sir Ronald Sanders: Seeing President Trump in a pleasing light

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By Sir Ronald Sanders US President Donald Trump did not sign “The Charlevoix G7 Summit Communiqué” in Canada in early June. In not doing so, he demonstrated doubts about the Group in which the US participates with Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the Presidency of the European Union (EU). The presence of the […]

Why Trump’s family-separation policy failed

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By Jonathan Chait From New York Mag This morning, a top aide to President Trump told Axios that he “doesn’t want to look weak” by abandoning his policy of family separation. Trump “feels boxed in, is frustrated and knows it’s bad politics — but also understands it’s not a fight he can back down from.” […]

Trade war: Is Trump serious or just negotiating?

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By Jamie Robertson Business presenter From BBC News Are we in a trade war – or are we still negotiating? As President Donald Trump launches his 25% tax on steel and 10% tax on aluminium from the EU, Mexico and Canada, it could be just a negotiating ploy. If real war is a continuation of […]

THE VIEW FROM EUROPE: The disturbing consequences of the G7 Summit

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By David Jessop From Barbados Advocate It is the images that remain. First it was a photo of the political leadership of the West trying to face down an intransigent Donald Trump, and then two days later the extraordinary sight of a smiling US President standing beside an equally pleased Kim Jong Un; making it […]