Author: Quintin Omar

As Trump Continues to Defy Congressional Impeachment Inquiry Support for Impeachment and Removal Rises

Politics
US President Donald Trump continues to assert that the conversation he had with Ukraine President Zelensky was a “perfect conversation.” Yet the growing number of Americans supporting his removal from office through impeachment, indicates that the majority do not agree. https://youtu.be/Cc_eF5UkLm4 Initially, different poll results showed that more than half of the registered voters who participated in the survey supported the impeachment inquiry launched by the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives. However, as the White House administration refuses to cooperate in the committee investigations, whilst calling Congress a “kangaroo court,” the support for the impeachment has elevated to a level that also calls for Trump’s removal from office. https://youtu.be/Yh30DdYoMDw

Trump on National TV Saying Hate Has No Place in America! Is “Fake News!”

Politics
Trump coming out with a statement, condemning racism and white supremacy after the El Paso Mass Shooting incident, was something unheard of before. Obviously, Trump was merely reading a teleprompter composed by White House advisors and staff. Just so Donald Trump has something appropriate to say about the deplorable crime committed by the El Paso gunman. https://youtu.be/yV7PFRjXKTw The press coverage is for real but the message delivered by Trump was “fake news.” After all, his real intent was to take away the general perception that his unrelenting “hate” speeches against the massive influx of Latin American immigrants, had influenced the El Paso shooter. Time and again, Trump delivered speeches that gave emphasis to “invasions," whilst referring to immigrants whom he describes

Approved Resolution Empowers House Committees to Legally Enforce Subpoenas on Defiant Witnesses

Politics
Last Tuesday, June 12, 2019, the House of Representatives passed a resolution that empowers House Committee Chairpersons to legally enforce subpoenas on witnesses who refuse to appear before committee hearings. The resolution is viewed as the House's most forceful act in order to thwart the Trump administration's continuing effort to stonewall House Committee investigations. https://youtu.be/ITMKQcvWtIU Democratic Representative Jerrold Nadler and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee announced that it has become necessary for them to have the blanket authority to go to court to federally enforce subpoenas. Arrogant rejections of subpoenas on orders of the present executive administration, is tantamount to a mockery of the power of the House and of the entire Congress. A blanket ...

Political Ladder: Does Gender Matter in a Politician’s Climb to Success?

Politics
Let's talk about ladders in politics, and of how some Democratic presidential wannabes seem to have a fast climb up early on in their political career. What is interesting is that they are getting far greater attention at the polls. This is currently the case, despite not having taken the slow, step by step rise to get a shot at the highest political position in the land: president of the United States. Take the case of Pete Buttigieg, the openly gay Mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He is only 37, and relatively unknown compared to other Democratic presidential candidates. When a Rasmussen national telephone and online poll pitched a choice between Trump and Buttigieg, Trump got 44% while Buttigieg had 40%. https://youtu.be/13OypBRrwv8 Thc result suggests that despite the big leap in...

House Divided: To Launch or Not to Launch Impeachment Proceedings vs. Trump

Politics
After the release of the Mueller Report last Friday, the number of Democrats calling out for the launch of impeachment proceedings against President Trump continues to grow. Democratic presidential candidate Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has urged Congress to initiate impeachment proceedings, while Michigan House Representative Rashida Tlaib,has introduced a resolution calling on the House Judiciary Committee to conduct further probes of Trump’s impeachment-level offenses as revealed by the recently released Mueller Report. https://youtu.be/hFM6BvAYaFs Outspoken New York Democrat, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York and other vocal house progressives have already introduced articles of impeachment; perceiving current efforts might not be enough in investigating Trum

Pew Research Shows that Economy, Health Care and Education Top the List of Issues on American Public’s Agenda

Politics
At this point, and after experiencing the outcomes of Donald Trump’s performance as president of the United States, American voters are seemingly decided on what policies their political candidates will be proposing come 2020 presidential election. https://youtu.be/xbhE09utlRw Based on Pew Research Center’s 2019 survey, 70% of the American public still consider economic improvement the top priority issue. Under this aspect, improving job situation remains high in the agenda, with 50% of those surveyed saying that this is still a top economic priority. Lowering of health care costs comes in next, as 69% of the public still clamoring for more affordable costs of maintaining health and wellness. Desire for better educational system is now a top priority at 68%, slightly gaining an ed

IWM 2019: Remembering 2 Unsung Women Who Worked for Better Balance in their Society

History, Politics
The 2019 International Women’s Month (IWM) is currently running under the theme of “Balance for Better.” in this post, we will be remember 2 notable women who worked bravely and tirelessly during their era, to ensure a better future for the people in their respective society. The resistance of these women against the norms, policies and/or oppression prevalent at the time they took radical actions, are not as well-mentioned in history books. Catherine J. Ross of https://catherinejgrossphotography.com contributes this guest post to refresh accounts of how these women contributed to changes that worked for the better; lest the significance of their valuable actions in the past eventually disappear into obscurity. Alice Coachman The First African-American Woman to Win an Olympic Medal A