Read about what really matters from the news last week. We provide you the least-biased news about current events so you can go about your day informed, not brainwashed.
What to avoid:
- The government shutdown has arrived! With it comes the ever-annoying blame game. Both sides are out in full force on all forms of media attempting to show why it’s the “other side’s” fault for the shutdown. Hashtags like #Schumershutdown and #Trumpshutdown are trending due to the quick fingers of the brainwashed masses. Sure, the government shut down sucks, but BOTH sides should be held accountable for it. And more than likely, the shutdown won’t have much of an impact on the majority of citizens. Please avoid all this nonsense and focus on the stories below.
What to focus on:
- Steve Bannon recently testified in front of Congress about his role in the Trump campaign, as part of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. During the testimony, Bannon refused to answer certain questions and his counsel took numerous breaks to discuss with lawyers from the White House. This frustrated the committee leading them to subpoena Mr. Bannon for answers. It’s all another strange twist in the hunt for answers regarding Russia’s influence in the 2016 Presidential Election. Mr. Bannon agreed to answer questions from Mueller’s investigation, in order to avoid questioning from a Grand Jury, but no one yet knows what will come of that.
- The two Koreas will march under a “unification flag” at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games and form a joint women’s ice hockey team. This is major news as the Korea situation has become increasingly unstable and rhetoric has grown more threatening. Many se
e the move as simply Kim Jong-un playing nice in order to buy his nuclear program time and lessen sanctions on his country.
- A reminder for us all: War still rages in the Middle East. Recently, the Taliban laid siege to a luxury hotel in Kabul. The attackers, wearing suicide vests, killed at least 18 people (14 foreigners – no Americans) and held off government forces for over 13 hours. The Afghan National Security Forces were able to rescue more than 150.
After catching up on the events of the week, check out what Independent political candidates and organizations did by visiting our Independent Action post located here.