Trump’s Battle of Words With Jong Un Escalates into More Division Among Conservatives

By Janice Barlow China has announced it will remain neutral regarding its position with North Korea (DPRK) unless the United States preemptively attacks. This, the culmination of a long week’s battle of words flying back and forth between President Trump and Kim Jong Un over North Korea’s threat to launch missiles with nuclear warheads near Guam, a U.S. territory with approximately 300,000 occupants, both citizens and military. What has changed in recent history regarding the power of North Korea? George W. Bush referred to the relatively small nation as one…

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The Jabberwocky of Doublespeak – The New Political Lingo

By Oletta Branstiter “`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves  Did gyre and gimble in the wabe: All mimsy were the borogoves,  And the mome raths outgrabe.   “Beware the Jabberwock, my son!  The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun  The frumious Bandersnatch!” From Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll   Those who have kept their wits about them since the Obama administration are responding to this quote with cocked heads, bewildered expressions and a quiet, “Wha-a-a-t?” Many others, who have accepted their rapid…

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Not Accepting, Forgetting and Moving On From the 2016 Presidential Campaign

By Janice Barlow “Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these – “it might have been”” – John Greenleaf Whittier No memories are so short or stilted in the minds of Americans as political ones. We put up a big curtain between ‘the end that the means attempted to justify‘ so that we can carry on with our lives and not let any guilt sway our patriotism. For most of us. But for many, we simply cannot accept what happened a little over a year ago,…

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Is Planned Parenthood Funded, or is it Gone Now? A Simple Explanation to Allay Confusion

Photo: Courtesy St. George, Utah News By Janice Barlow PLANNED PARENTHOOD FUNDING EXPLANATION There is some confusion as to whether Planned Parenthood is defunded in the $1.1 Trillion massive spending bill which passed in April. No. It is fully funded. Where it is defunded is in the House portion of the “repeal” of the AHCA. But only the Medicaid part is has passed through the House for defunding – the part that covers free abortions. This is not passed legislation. It needs to go to the Senate. Title X in…

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