The tragedy of the civil war that has raged in Ukraine’s eastern regions for the past several months spilled out far beyond the borders of that nation on July 17 when 298 passengers and crew of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH 17) were murdered by an anti-aircraft missile fired from within the contested region.
President Obama will sign an executive order on Monday forbidding both federal agencies and companies that contract with the federal government from discriminating against employees on the basis of sexual orientation or “gender identity,” White House officials told reporters Friday.
A recent decision by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce suggests that the organization that claims to represent “the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes” is more interested in strengthening the grip of crony capitalism on the government of the United States than it is in supporting the free market.
This week is the anniversary of the signing of the Sedition Act into law by President John Adams. This 18th-century “law,” described in a History Channel article as one of the “most egregious breaches of the U.S. Constitution in history,” has been reborn in the 21st century.