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 focus on:
- The terror in Austin is over. Police tracked down the suspect in a string of bombings identified as Mark Anthony Conditt. The 23-year-old blew himself up once cornered by law enforcement. He left a video in which he described himself as a psychopath and showed no remorse, nor motive, for the killings.
- Vladimir Putin is the President of Russia once more. Putin received over 76% of the vote in a less-than-fair election. President Trump called to congratulate Putin and received some heat for this. However, remember that Obama congratulated Putin at his last victory in 2012. The congratulatory call is more about politics than showing respect for the undemocratic process.
- Days after a School Resource Officer shot and killed a shooter, stopping what could have been another massacre, tens-of-thousands of students marched in support of gun control measures. “March for Our Lives” was a major event around the country, but Washington D.C. drew the largest crowds. Read the Free Wheel opinion on gun control here.
- The newly appointed economic czar in China told U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin that China stands ready to defend its trade interests if provoked and has already targeted $3 billion worth of U.S. goods. These harsh words come after President Trump has threatened tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese goods.
- Despite threatening a veto, President Trump signed a huge spending bill into law last week. After signing it, President Trump stated, “I was thinking about doing the veto. But because of the incredible gains that we’ve been able to make for the military, that overrode any of our thinking.”
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.