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Business

How News Events Across America Impact the Stock Market

Anyone who invests in stocks knows that the stock market is likely to change at any given time for a variety of different reasons. One factor for the stock market to change that many investors aren’t aware of is different news events across America. News events can have a huge impact on the stock market […]

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Government

The Importance of International Diplomacy

Muncie, Indiana BLOG – Good communication and emotional intelligence are crucial to strong diplomatic relations between countries — especially regarding the United States government and its relation to the rest of the world. More than ever, we need future diplomats and young people well versed in cultural and geopolitical issues. Trump and his embattled approach […]

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Government

Russia Can’t Influence A Democracy Which Doesn’t Exist

The USA is Not a Democracy By: Todd Smekens Blog – I shouldn’t come out in the first paragraph to declare the Russian story a hoax but I still cannot believe the media continue pressing this issue while ignoring those who are truly influencing our democracy – the Donor Class. If Facebook can possibly account […]

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Culture Government

Unions Neutered; Class Warfare Rages On

Muncie, IN Blog– Over the past several years, I’ve been given Sheila Kennedy pokes from the left in her daily informative blog. She fits the mold of a classic Clintonite while I support Sanders vision of Democratic Socialism because he’s much closer to where we need to be if we want to see globalization successful. The […]

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Community

Charlottesville’s Act of Terror Exposes Our Shadow

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG – The events yesterday in Charlottesville exposed America’s dark shadowy collective self which surfaced during former President Barack Obama’s presidency – racism or White Nationalist Supremacy. Those who write about themselves in this Nazi movement like to refer to themselves as the ‘Alt-Right.’ Whatever you want to call it, […]

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Government

Sean Hannity Pushes Seth Rich Murder Story

By: Todd Smekens Muncie, Indiana BLOG– If you haven’t heard about the Seth Rich murder case then our national media has done its job. This is one of the most intriguing stories – conspiracy theory – to come out of Washington in the past year. Forget all the talk about collusion with Russia by Trump […]

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Government

11 Ways the EPA Has Helped Americans

11 Ways the EPA Has Helped Americans March 19, 2017 by John Light This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. The budget proposal Donald Trump’s administration announced yesterday will slash the Environmental Protection Agency’s funding by nearly a third, crippling an agency that has played a key — but often unnoticed — role in American life […]

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Government

Turkey Hints Closer Relations with Trump

By: Todd Smekens February 9, 2017 I’ve been watching Turkey very closely the past several years primarily because it holds the key to our direction in Middle East policies. This particular article gives us a fresh perspective you will seldom get in the corporate media in the United States. Our country has protected Fetullah Gulen […]

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Community Culture

Who Engineered Racism in Muncie?

By: Todd Smekens MUNCIE, Indiana NEWS –  I was fortunate to meet with Gary Younge, a very well-respected journalist from London when he first came to Muncie. Gary writes for the Guardian UK, and stayed in Muncie for five weeks, leaving shortly after the election. While he was here, it didn’t take him long to pick up on the […]

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Community Government

Trump Needs to Denounce Alt-Right Groups

As Hate Incidents Rise, Rights Groups Urge Trump to Denounce Bigotry December 1, 2016 by Karin Kamp This post first appeared on BillMoyers.com. Alt-right groups are on the rise in America. Since the election of Donald Trump, an increased number of hate incidents have targeted minority groups in America, and the election results are having […]