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Joe Pencak is a participant in The American Spectator’s Young Writers Program. He is a senior at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.
by | Aug 6, 2020

On July 29, President Trump announced that nearly 12,000 American troops will be withdrawn from Germany, bringing the number of soldiers stationed in-country down to 25,000. The president said in June that 9,500 soldiers would be removed from the country,…

by | Jul 29, 2020

Last week, the Speaker of the Ohio House was arrested in a $60 million federal bribery case involving bailout money for the state’s two nuclear power plants.  Speaker Larry Householder (R) received the money through anonymous donations over the past…

by | Jul 24, 2020

The potential for bloodshed in Taiwan is rising dangerously as the Chinese government ramps up its military presence in the region. This move signifies China’s willingness to use military force to assert its claims of sovereignty over the semi-independent island…

by | Jul 22, 2020

The COVID-19-induced recession has brought hardship to millions of Americans as they struggle to make ends meet. The joblessness rate is up by 7.6 percentage points since February, and the total number of unemployed has increased by 12 million in…

by | Jul 16, 2020

Since March, businesses across the country have seen revenues evaporate as the COVID-19 pandemic forced the shutdown of nearly all business activities deemed non-essential. With no end to the economic hellscape in sight, companies in a wide variety of industries…

by | Jul 10, 2020

On Saturday, the U.S. Navy deployed two aircraft carriers from the Philippines to the South China Sea to engage in dual-carrier exercises. This marks the first time that the United States has conducted military exercises in the region since 2014. …

by | Jul 7, 2020

On June 26, President Trump signed an executive order that prioritizes applicants’ skills over their possession of a college degree in the federal government’s hiring process. The order will reduce or eliminate the minimum education requirements for select government positions. …

by | Jun 30, 2020

On June 23, one of the three Louisville, Kentucky, police officers involved in the fatal March 13 shooting of Breonna Taylor was fired.  Taylor, an EMT, was killed in her sleep when three plainclothes Louisville Police Department officers serving a…

by | Jun 29, 2020

On June 20, Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, a supporter of Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s Libyan National Army (LNA), drew a line in the sand and threatened Egyptian military intervention if forces of the Libyan Government of National Accord (GNA)…

by | Jun 19, 2020

On Thursday, Facebook removed ads run by President Trump’s reelection campaign, alleging that the ads violated its policy against “organized hate.” The posts asked users to sign a petition against Antifa, a militant far-left organization which regularly engages in street…

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