Tag: Obama

Like Obama, Trump Goes to War While Congress Looks On

The recent missile strike against Syria could have significant implications for the United States going forward, considering various ongoing proxy wars.

Travel Ban 2.0: For Muslims & Immigrants, Outrage Gives Way To...

The various policies being put forth by the administration in the name of national security has put many people on edge. The new travel ban has not eased those tensions.

Trump’s Rollback of Transgender Rights Condemned by Parents & Advocates

Transgender advocates bristled at the suggestion that protection for trans youth fall under education policy instead of more broad federal anti-discrimination laws.

Chelsea Manning To Be Freed; Whistleblower’s Sentence Commuted By Obama

Chelsea Manning, the U.S. Army whistleblower sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking more than 700,000 classified U.S. State Department and military documents in 2010 regarding the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, is coming home.

Trump Team Considering Resurrecting Ineffective & Discredited Bush-Era Muslim Registry

The National Security Entry-Exit Registration System "targeted foreign nationals from 25 countries based on religion, ethnicity, and national origin, NSEERS was a discriminatory policy that ran counter to the fundamental American values of fairness and equal protection. Rescinding the regulatory framework of the program will ensure that our nation does not target communities based on national origin and faith."

Congress Chooses 9/11 Families over Saudi Arabia in Rebuke to Obama

Members of both the House and Senate struck down President Obama’s veto of a bill that would permit family members of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue Saudi Arabia. The overwhelming bi-partisan support for still-grieving families served as a humiliating rebuke for both Obama and Saudi Arabia, America’s closest ally in the Middle East, which has recently come under increased scrutiny despite an entrenched alliance that deepened after 9/11.

Do This: Long Island Concerts & Events June 30–July 6

Weezer & Panic! At The Disco rock Nikon at Jones Beach Theater, Nancy Atlas serenades the Stephen Talkhouse and Mario Cantone cracks up Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, plus so many more things to see and do this week on Long Island!

Why an Army Captain Is Suing Obama

Nathan Michael Smith, an US Army Captain, is suing President Obama because he believes the war against ISIS is unconstitutional. The war, which began in August 2014, has never been authorized by Congress. But Obama remains adamant that he has the legal authority to fight ISIS, citing authorizations from 2001 and 2002 related to the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

How A Long Island Couple’s Journey to Help Syrian Refugees Changed...

What began as a simple humanitarian mission quickly evolved into a spiritual exploration in which the couple met strangers who would become life-long friends, not crazed terrorists, and discovered how the simplest of deeds can be met with boundless expressions of gratitude.

Cuomo Signs New York $15 Minimum Wage Bill

The legislation calls for Nassau and Suffolk counties to increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour by the end of 2016, followed by a $1 bump in pay each year until the $15 cap is reached by 2021. New York City businesses would raise their hourly wage to $15 by the end of 2018.