National Compass http://www.nationalcompass.net A New Direction in National Media Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:26:20 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.nationalcompass.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/cropped-National-Compass-Logo-Six-32x32.jpg National Compass http://www.nationalcompass.net 32 32 127682441 Missing Daisy: Coping With The Loss Of A Pet http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/21/missing-daisy-coping-with-loss-of-pet/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/21/missing-daisy-coping-with-loss-of-pet/#comments Sat, 21 Jul 2018 17:26:20 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11894 By Janice Barlow MOST OF US HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT. We’ve either had to make the excruciating decision to have a beloved pet put down, or we lost them suddenly at home or in an accident. It has to be one of the most heart wrenching situations to deal with in life. Some folks never want to have pets. There are various reasons for this decision. Some are far too busy and cannot devote the necessary time to care for and love an animal. Others don’t want to go through…

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Ongoing Fallout From Trump’s Press Conference And Helsinki Summit With Putin http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/18/trump-putin-helsinki-summit/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/18/trump-putin-helsinki-summit/#respond Wed, 18 Jul 2018 23:54:36 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11883 by Richard Cameron Helsinki Summit – A Disaster and a bigly clean up job Donald Trump, after approximately 24 hours of furious reactions to his abominable actions in Helsinki, relented to administration political advisors and agreed to stage what amounted to a transparently insincere damage control dog and pony show. What caused the firestorm to begin with?  Let’s put those on the table first, so we can examine the validity of Trump’s gainsaying of his behavior on foreign soil. Trump’s statements at the post private meeting press conference were standard…

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The GOP Congress’ Disgraceful And Desperate Peter Strzok Hearing http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/13/gop-congress-disgraceful-desperate-peter-strzok-hearing/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/13/gop-congress-disgraceful-desperate-peter-strzok-hearing/#comments Fri, 13 Jul 2018 23:32:16 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11876 by Richard Cameron   It’s indisputable that much of what takes place in congressional hearings have a partisan edge to them. It is essentially baked in the cake. That is to be expected. Seldom, however, will you see a hearing like the one conducted yesterday on Capitol Hill, in which a witness is subjected to scurrilous and indecent character attacks, the likes of which Donald Trump engages in on a daily basis and which the self same legislative thugs alternately excuse, deflect and remain silent on as frequently.  Spanning close…

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The Civil War Donald Trump Supporters Want To Fight http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/13/donald-trump-supporters-civil-war/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/13/donald-trump-supporters-civil-war/#respond Fri, 13 Jul 2018 20:37:36 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11764 by Tony Wyman Professional hysteric Alex Jones, host of the conspiracy-promoting website Infowars, was roundly mocked in social media this past Independence Day for claiming Democrats were planning to launch a second Civil War on the 4th of July. “Father: Our troops fought bravely but were captured, proving that they aren’t heroes. Today, I wonder if there are good people on both sides. I can go no further. The bone spurs are just too severe. They said this war would be easy to win. Sad!” wrote GOP media adviser and The…

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School House Rock – The Seedy Underbelly http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/07/school-house-rock-the-seedy-underbelly/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/07/school-house-rock-the-seedy-underbelly/#comments Sat, 07 Jul 2018 23:16:04 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11726 by Paul Hamlin   School House Rock Remember the “School House Rock” on how a bill becomes a law?  It was a part of my childhood and it is how many of us were introduced to the function of our legislators and legislation.  In case you are not of my generation take a look here:  Well, it turns out there was some missing information in “School House Rock”, and it is obviously devastating to some of us.  The writing of a bill and its passage into law, is much more…

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U.S. Growers, Ag Industry In Crosshairs Of Trump Trade War http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/05/u-s-growers-ag-industry-in-crosshairs-trump-trade-war/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/05/u-s-growers-ag-industry-in-crosshairs-trump-trade-war/#respond Fri, 06 Jul 2018 01:29:51 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11801 By Lynda Bryant-Work “As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.” Asa Hutchinson   Farmers across the United States expect to lose billions of dollars this year if the Trump trade war with China and other countries continues to escalate. The trade war comes at a tough time for farmers when prices for soybeans and corn have been stubbornly low. A February USDA report…

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Why Did Justice Kennedy Retire Now? – The More Or Less Likely Answers http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/03/why-did-justice-kennedy-retire-now-the-more-or-less-likely-answers/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/03/why-did-justice-kennedy-retire-now-the-more-or-less-likely-answers/#respond Tue, 03 Jul 2018 23:07:51 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11778 by Tony Wyman For the only perceived swing-vote justice on the United States Supreme Court to suddenly announce his retirement just months before the crucial November elections couldn’t be worse news for Democrats hoping a Blue Wave is going wash away Republican majorities in the House and Senate. Now, thanks to the opening Justice Anthony Kennedy has made, the GOP has an argument to make to get right-wing and center-right voters to the polls in November: turn out to vote so we can get a conservative judge on the Court.…

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Democracies Don’t Disappear With A Bang, They Go Out With A Whimper http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/02/democracies-go-out-with-whimper/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/07/02/democracies-go-out-with-whimper/#comments Tue, 03 Jul 2018 04:45:35 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11749 by Tony Wyman To learn all we need to know about the death of a democracy, all we need to do is look at what dictator Daniel Ortega did to Nicaraguan democracy after his election as president in 2006 with just 37.99% of the vote. His party, the Sandanista National Liberation Front (FSLN), failed to gain a majority in the legislature, but allied with the Liberal Constitutionalist Party (PLC) to form a coalition that held more than two-thirds of the seats in the National Assembly.  With allies in the legislature, Mr.…

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Up In Flames – The Impact Of Party Politics http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/06/28/impact-of-party-politics/ http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/06/28/impact-of-party-politics/#respond Fri, 29 Jun 2018 03:57:02 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11685 by Paul Hamlin Our system is broken.  The way we do elections, our political party system and the expectations placed on our congress people is so flawed that we need to make considerations about, not just how we fix it, but who should be permitted to fix it. Congress has become a divisive and divided group of people with an eye on the next election and the other on harming their “enemy”.  Remember that elected officials are the employees of the people, not the other way around.  We do not…

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Casualties Of Trump’s Trade War Begin To Emerge http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/06/26/trade-casualties-emerge/ Tue, 26 Jun 2018 23:47:01 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11702 By Lynda Bryant-Work Trade War casualties pile up … “As we learned after President Herbert Hoover signed the Smoot-Hawley tariff at the     outset of the Great Depression, vibrant international trade is a key component to  economic recovery; hindering trade is a recipe for disaster.” -Asa Hutchinson Trump tariff casualties attributable to Donald Trump’s insistence on amping up the trade war he promised his voters, are beginning to surface as the economy bleeds jobs and prices begin rising. Industries that use steel and lumber are being hit with higher costs effecting…

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Don’t Want Immigrants Crossing The Border? Then Stop Buying Cheap Stuff http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/06/24/immigrants-crossing-border/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 00:31:19 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11623 by Tony Wyman Can we be honest about immigration for a change? I know we want to blame the issue on politicians and business leaders, but they aren’t the real reason immigrants are coming to the United States.  You are. You, the consumer constantly demanding better goods and services at steadily declining costs, are the primary reason more low-skill immigrant laborers are coming to America.  You are creating a demand for them, a demand that grows year-after-year. And that is a good thing!  Because consumer demand for affordable goods is…

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Power Of Impeachment And The Trump Presidency http://www.nationalcompass.net/2018/06/23/impeachment-power-congress/ Sat, 23 Jun 2018 21:55:49 +0000 http://www.nationalcompass.net/?p=11602 by Paul Hamlin Impeachment talk is on the rise in national politics.  Our nation is divided deeply by the words, actions and policies of the current administration.  We recently had a group of (58) from the House of Representatives bring forward articles of impeachment against President Trump and it was quickly tabled. The division in the nation has many scrambling to simply vote for the candidates that are most likely to bring forward articles of impeachment. Maybe, we should slow down and look a little deeper into impeachment before we base our entire…

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