WILSON’S LOCAL PRINT AND DIGITAL COMMUNITY INSTITUTION SINCE 1896
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On March 23, 14 U.S. senators from both major political parties asked Attorney General William Barr and Michael Carvajal, director of the Federal Bureau of Prisons, to “transfer nonviolent … more
According to selected members of the “U.S. intelligence community” (“selected” for their loyalty to, and willingness to promote the line of, the Democratic Party establishment) Vladimir Putin … more
As a political junkie, I get lots of email pleas from politicians and political advocacy groups. Today, I got one from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. Well, not exactly. That’s what the … more
In early 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump pronounced himself “neutral” in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. He also expressed pessimism that a deal between the two sides was even … more
Nicholas Sarwark is father to four preteen children. In his response to the State of the Union, delivered on behalf of the Libertarian Party (which he serves as national chair), he mentions that each … more
On Jan. 20, comedian and podcast host Joe Rogan mentioned that he’ll “probably vote for Bernie” Sanders in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary. Rogan cited Sanders’s decades of … more
“The Constitution,” Alan Dershowitz claims, “allocates to the president sole authority over foreign policy (short of declaring war or signing a treaty).” Dershowitz makes that claim by way … more
On Tuesday, Elizabeth Warren released a “Plan to Cancel Student Debt on Day One of My Presidency.” Warren would use the U.S. Department of Education’s “broad legal authority” to cancel up … more
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump addressed the American public concerning a casualty-free Iranian missile attack on U.S. bases in Iraq, where just last week Iranian general Qasem Soleimani was … more
In March of 1804, French dragoons secretly crossed the Rhine into the German Margraviate of Baden. Acting on orders from Napoleon himself, they kidnapped Louis Antoine de Bourbon, Duke of Enghien. … more
As 1914 drew to a close, Europe had been at war for months. On the Western front, opposing armies faced each other across a stalemated front line running from the North Sea to the Swiss border. On … more
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., makes no bones about his position on the likely upcoming impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. “I am trying to give a pretty clear signal I have made up my … more
On Nov. 29, FBI agents arrested hacker and cryptocurrency developer Virgil Griffith. His alleged crime: Talking. Yes, really. The FBI alleges that Griffith “participated in discussions … more
According to an October Rasmussen poll, 38% of likely voters say they intend to vote for “someone other than President Trump or the Democratic presidential nominee” in the 2020 US presidential … more
“Wasting resources, capital and income on stuff nobody really needs,” Charles Hugh Smith wrote in 2017, “is a monumental disaster on multiple fronts. Rather than establish incentives to … more
In July 2014, 18-year-old Conrad Roy killed himself in Fairhaven, Massachusetts by pumping carbon monoxide into the cab of his truck. In a bench trial, a judge convicted Roy’s 17-year-old … more
Unless there’s some dramatic change in the political landscape over the next month or so, I believe that the U.S. House of Representatives will impeach President Donald Trump. Unless there’s … more
What is Greta Thunberg’s superpower? She obviously has one, if not more. Your average 16-year-old doesn’t start successful global activist movements, address UN Climate Action Summits and have … more
The U.S. Navy confirms that three online videos showing two military air encounters with what it calls “unexplained aerial phenomena,” and the rest of us call “unidentified flying objects” … more
“Imagine what would be possible right now with ideas that are bold enough to meet the challenges of our time, but big enough, as well, that they could unify the American people [like the 9/11 … more
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