How Artists Are Always at the Forefront of Political Change

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Maya Freelon, who was featured at the Smithsonian’s By the People festival, discusses the role of artists in society Arts & Culture | Smithsonian fmsmnewsFMSMNews.com is a news aggregator and opinions blog. We aim to showcase news from various Alternative News Outlets to expand the reach away from MainStream Media […]

Russia forms military political directorate to boost troop morale

Russia forms military political directorate to boost troop morale

Seeking to boost morale and maintain discipline among troops, Russia has formed a special political directorate within its Defense Ministry and appointed a former head of the counter-terror operation in Syria as its commander. “Colonel-General Andrey Kartapolov has been appointed Deputy Defense Minister and the head of the Main Military-Political Directorate of the Military Forces […]

The Oil “Price” Is A Key Political Tool

The Oil “Price” Is A Key Political Tool

Times are tight enough … aaaand then fuel prices start to rise, further harming your pocket book, imminent travel plans, any sense of remaining monthly savings, and your general outlook for the future.  Sound familiar?  We’re in the thick of it yet again, just like a decade ago.  And yet the trend of rising oil […]

When Being “Tough on Crime” Is a Political Liability

When Being “Tough on Crime” Is a Political Liability

District attorney races are rarely competitive. Roughly 85 percent of incumbents run unopposed in campaigns that draw little fanfare. The result, some criminal justice experts say, is that tough-on-crime DAs have reigned for decades, driving a nearly 30-year surge in jail and prison populations with their aggressive charging and sentencing policies. And while this inertia persists, a […]

Political Immorality and Personal Immorality

Political Immorality and Personal Immorality

By Ron Paul ​Many Americans have been shocked by recent revelations of the extent of sexual harassment in Congress. However, no one should be too surprised that those who spend their lives defending and expanding the welfare-warfare state engage in immoral personal conduct. It is only natural that an immoral system, like the welfare-warfare state, […]

Good News: Young Americans Want a New Political Party

Good News: Young Americans Want a New Political Party

By Ron Paul ​Do we need a third major political party? I often joke that I’d be happy if we actually had a second party, as when it comes to the big issues – war, monetary policy, civil liberties – the Republicans and Democrats are more alike than different. Perhaps that’s why a recent NBC […]

Political risk on Wall Street? Buy the dip!

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An abrupt stock selloff on Friday, sparked by a report that magnified concerns about President Donald Trump’s potential links with Russia, prompted Wall Street’s favorite reaction in recent months: “Buy the dip.” Traders watch, as a television displays the news about former U.S. national security adviser Michael Flynn, at the New […]

Google can no longer count on political goodwill at home

Google can no longer count on political goodwill at home

“WE USED to be so dismissed,” says Jeremy Stoppelman, the boss of Yelp, an online-review site which has waged a six-year-long battle against Google over how the online giant ranks its search results. Now American regulators are taking concerns about Google more seriously. On November 13th, Josh Hawley, Missouri’s attorney-general, launched an investigation into the […]

A Political Realignment is Necessary – The Real Struggle is Liberty vs. Authoritarianism

A Political Realignment is Necessary – The Real Struggle is Liberty vs. Authoritarianism

By Michael Krieger Until the American public ceases bickering amongst itself along Democratic and Republican or “left” vs. “right” lines, we’ll continue to be divided and conquered by authoritarians who wield tremendous power throughout both sides of the traditional political spectrum. This isn’t to say there aren’t real, meaningful differences between those who classify themselves on […]