Time running out on the last US-Russia nuclear arms treaty

In this June 28, 2019, file photo, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin walk to participate in a group photo at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan. (Susan Walsh/AP) WASHINGTON — Time is running out on an arms … Read More

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Plans To Fine Churches That Defied Stay-At-Home Order Rules To Hold Sunday Services

CHICAGO (CBS) — Mayor Lori Lightfoot said the city “will be taking action” to fine churches that violated the statewide stay-at-home order on Sunday, by holding services with more people than allowed by the governor’s COVID-19 restrictions. “Certainly there were some … Read More

Trump to pull U.S. out of Open Skies treaty, leaves New START in limbo

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios The U.S. is moving to withdraw from Open Skies, a 1992 treaty that allows NATO countries and Russia to surveil one another from the air to prevent the risk of military conflict. Why it matters: This … Read More

‘Constitution above pay grade,’ say offending governors

Recently, two Michigan police officers visited a mother who had allowed her daughter to play with the child next door in the backyard. The police demanded to know why she was not enforcing the government’s stay at home order. They … Read More

Governors drunk on power are out of control

WESTERLY, RI – MARCH 28-SATURDAY: A sign welcoming visitors and a sign telling drivers with New York license plates to stop are side-by-side along Router 95 North as drivers cross into Rhode Island from Connecticut March 28, 2020, in Westerly, … Read More

Illinois has released almost 4,000 prisoners, including 64 murderers

ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — The State of Illinois has released a list of almost 4,000 inmates released from prisons, including 64 convicted of murder, since March 1st. A list released by the state shows each inmate who had their sentence commuted by … Read More

Newt Gingrich says it’s ‘tragic’ to watch governors ‘behave like dictators’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Referencing stay-at-home order restrictions that are intended to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said on Monday that it’s been “tragic” to see … Read More

De Blasio says violators of city’s coronavirus beach restrictions will ‘be taken right out of the water’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  As Memorial Day weekend approaches, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said “no swimming” will be allowed at beaches and warned New Yorkers that they … Read More

Weekly Update by Mark Armstrong – 22 May 2020

Greetings from Tyler, “You’re way more likely to drown.”  The LA Times just published an article about summer and the dreaded virus.  They interviewed a series of experts in molecular microbiology, immunology, and quote from the all-knowing, all-seeing, ever sensing … Read More

Heavily-armed US convoy enters Syria to expand base and disrupt Russian operation

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – A heavily-armed U.S. military convoy entered northeastern Syria this week to expand one of their bases inside the Al-Hasakah Governorate. Citing military sources, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported that as many as … Read More

Get Ready For a New Arms Race: Why Nuclear Strategic Stability Won’t Work With China

By entering an arms control regime, China could show that it accepts the value of arms control and seeks confidence-building measures, which aids stability while demonstrating that China is a status quo power. The fact that China rejects arms control … Read More

Russia’s Unemployment Rate Jumps 30%

Living standards are expected to be the main victim of the coronavirus recession. The real number of those out of work could be four times higher than official figures.Kirill Zykov / Moskva News Agency Russia’s official level of unemployment has … Read More

China security law ‘could be end of Hong Kong’

Tanya Chan (C) said this was “the saddest day in Hong Kong history” AFP Pro-democracy activists say they fear “the end of Hong Kong” after China announced plans for a new security law. The US said the move could be … Read More

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