Weekly Recap

What did you miss this week? Not sure? Well, check out this quick and easy way to catch up on all the top stories from the week. Also, see the prediction meter to monitor the current trends.

Follow The Money

Luke Thompson put together an insightful piece following the money and connecting the dots with regard to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. It shines a light on the corrupt Swamp that is D.C., and exposes our junior congresswoman as a fraud.

Howard Schultz

Self-proclaimed Independent Centrist Howard Schultz will run for President in 2020. He is the man America deserves. The time is right. Discover who he is, what he stands for, and decide if you support his message.

35 Days

The past 35 days of a government shutdown was a preview of the next 600 days. Let’s break down what just happened, discuss where we’re heading (hint - nowhere), and help find ways to improve ourselves throughout this stalemate.

Hate

In the light of today's events at in Thousand Oaks, here is a piece regarding hate in our world. Hate has no bounds. It can manifest anywhere. Hate has no prejudice. It can affect anyone.

Immigration

Migration trends, like the caravan will not go away. 1.8 million migrants successfully made it to Europe in three-years. America is about to face their own refugee crisis. How do we respond?

Deficit Spending

Our deficit spending is out of control. The main problem is our promise to America with regard to Social Security. This is also America's greatest lie. We must come out ahead of the problem and fix it. But, how?

Corporate Governance

An argument broke out among Silicon Valley CEOS on Twitter based on an impending initiative in San Francisco to tax big corporations to solve the homeless crisis. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey doesn't like the tax simply because the local government hasn't put enough controls in place regarding proper allocation of the funds they'd collect.

Decision Making

Decision Making. Often times we make choices based on easy to quantify values, such as, time, money, and weather. We should make make choices based on our emotional investment. How do we quantify it? How do we know?

White Guilt

The New York Times recently had two editors respond to a college aged white woman's request to help her address her uneasy feeling of guilt about her white privilege. What does her fear, and their responses tell us about this sensitive topic? How else can we look at this?

National Issues, or Community Issues?

You can only control so many things in your life. Things you cannot control have degrees of ease about how difficult or simple you can attempt to manage them. You should surround your life with issues, causes, and ideas that are within your control. This is how you can decrease stress, increase results, and allow yourself to stay more consistently optimistic in the process. How do you do it? Give it a read.

Positive Thoughts & Activity

You can make positivity a part of your life. Flush your cynicism away. What value does it offer you? Imagine looking at every situation with an optimistic result as opposed to a cynical ending. Imagine how much better off you could be with that way of thinking.

Two-Sided Journalism

The New York Times came under scrutiny when being introduced by a UCLA professor over the weekend for ‘Two-Sided Journalism.’ You should read into this interesting attack on the Editorial and what it means to you, the reader.

Oscars Recap

Winners of the night was the show with no host, music, and an evening abstained from politics. Losers of the night were movie fans, and diversity. Diversity loses by winning, and in turn shakes the credibility of the Academy going forward.

Oscars

Your Oscars Preview - 1) No host will be looked back as a good move, and evolve into the norm 2) Black Panther won’t win Best Picture, but the bigger snub will be Stan Lee not receiving a posthumous award 3) Roma wins Best Picture, giving Netflix the most prestigious award of the evening, and revolutionizing the film industry for decades to come