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Race to the 51st State: Puerto Rico vs. D.C. vs. Everywhere Else
January 20th (San Juan, Puerto Rico) – Since the time of Christopher Columbus, the island-territory now known as Puerto Rico has never been independent and free. For hundreds of years, it remained a Spanish colony until the United States “liberated” it in 1898. After that, it endured as a territory of the United States federal government despite multiple attempts to change the status quo in any number of ways. Yet, perhaps it is different this time and Puerto Rico really will finally become a State, or sail off as its own sovereign nation.
After Bulldozing Internationalism, President Announces "New Manifest Destiny"
January 20th (Cape Alava, WA) – Manifest Destiny. These two words elicit a strong response in the American psyche. Depending upon the person, this may bring feelings of exceptionalism; that the United States had—perhaps through divine providence—a mission to spread democratic ideals from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific, and to keep European empires out of these lands. For those people already living in the path of the expansionists, it was seen as a racist landgrab that displaced and killed millions, paving the way for a uniquely American territorial empire that denied freedoms to most and is still in existence today.
Allies Protest Recall of American Troops
January 20th (Ramstein Air Base, Germany) – The United States of America has not declared war on anyone since June 4, 1942 when Congress made such a statement against Axis partners Bulgaria, Hungary, and Romania during World War II.
United States Set to Leave and Abolish United Nations
January 20th (New York City, NY) – The dream of President Franklin D. Roosevelt to have a multinational organization that would ensure “life, liberty, independence, and religious freedom, and to preserve the rights of man and justice” is now dead.
Fears Mount over Unilateral Nuclear Disarmament
January 20th (Chicago, IL) – Perhaps for the first time since 2010 and reversing the nearly continuous downward spiral that began in 1995, the Doomsday Clock to nuclear disaster may be ticking backwards.
Native Americans React to New Presidential Order
January 20th (Tahlequah, OK) – It has taken the entire history of the United States of America, but at long last a President has unequivocally apologized out loud to the indigenous people of these lands. The explicit apology follows much earlier ones to native Hawai’ians for overthrowing their kingdom, Black people for slavery, Japanese Americans for unjustly imprisoning them in internment camps during World War II, and others. Despite a resolution passed by Congress and signed by then-President Barack Obama in December 2009, no public declaration had ever been made before. According to Robert Longley of ThoughtCo (Longley, Robert. "U.S. Apology to Native Americans." ThoughtCo, Dec. 15, 2020, thoughtco.com /the-us-apologized-to-native-americans-3974561.):
Türkiye Recalls Ambassador in Response to Assyrian Genocide Acknowledgement
January 20th (Ankara, Türkiye) – Türkiye (formerly known as “Turkey”) has immediately recalled its ambassador back home for consultations in response to the signing of the second of ten Executive Orders the newly installed President of the United States presented during the inauguration ceremony. Further, the NATO ally and host to two American military bases—one of which contains tactical nuclear weapons—summoned the United States Ambassador for a dressing down, reportedly by the President of Türkiye directly. While Türkiye and the United States are often at odds on the world stage, the alliance between the two countries has remained steadfast for decades and issues are usually quietly resolved behind the scenes.
"The Prospects and Implications of a Trump Indictment: Legal and Political Perspectives"
Possible article: Trump Indictment: Legal and Political Implications The possibility of former President Donald Trump being indicted on criminal charges has been a contentious issue in the United States since he left office in January 2021. While some legal experts argue that Trump should face accountability for his alleged wrongdoing, others claim that such a move would be politically motivated and divisive. However, recent developments suggest that the prospect of a Trump indictment is gaining momentum, and the implications of such an event could be significant for the country's legal and political landscape.
Guantanamo Bay to Shut Down, Terrorists Brought to Mainland
January 20th (Miami, FL) – Just minutes into the beginning of this administration, the new President issued the first of what would end up being ten Executive Orders. While it is traditional for the White House to provide the press with the text of such orders with detailed explanations and examinations beforehand, this President opted to surprise everyone and only produce that information after announcing them to the world. With the ink of the President’s signature still wet on the official documents, many questions remained about not just the logistics of the President’s actions, but on the legality.
Understanding and managing codependency in relationships
Codependency is a pattern of behavior that can develop in relationships where one person is overly reliant on the other for their sense of self-worth and identity. It is often characterized by a lack of boundaries, a tendency to put others' needs before one's own, and difficulty in making decisions independently. In this article, we will explore what codependency is, how it can develop, and strategies for managing and overcoming it in relationships.
The importance of emotional intelligence in relationships
Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand and manage one's own emotions, as well as to recognize and respond effectively to the emotions of others. In relationships, emotional intelligence plays a critical role in fostering healthy communication, building trust, and maintaining strong bonds. In this article, we will explore the importance of emotional intelligence in relationships and provide strategies for developing and enhancing emotional intelligence skills.
'Totally dare brained'. SVB insider says representatives are furious with Chief
Attempt at finger pointing is on for who caused Silicon Valley Bank's breakdown, and the tech area is blaming SVB President Greg Becker for permitting his organization to stand out forever as the second-greatest US banking disappointment on record.