Posts by Thomas Davis

Geopolitics Venezuelan Crude

As we all know, Venezuela’s President, Hugo Chávez fell into a coma last week before dying on Tuesday of respiratory failure after cancer spread into his lungs. Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías was born on July…

American culture The Null Set. by Thomas Davis

This past week we again heard the threat of “nullification” flying around the halls of Congress and state legislatures in response to President Obama’s proposed executive actions and legislative priorities to protect American citizens from…

American culture The Road to the City of Joy. by Thomas Davis

On January 6, 1929 Mother Teresa made her way to Calcutta, otherwise known as the City of Joy, to begin her magnificent work among the world’s most downtrodden people on the Indian Subcontinent.   In December…

American culture Franklin’s Four Franchised Freedoms. by Thomas Davis

Sunday, January 6th marks the 72nd anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s State of the Union Address that outlined the Four Freedoms. On the brink of World War II becoming a global conflict, FDR announced the…

Renewable Energy Earth Day 2012: No Planet B

Forty two years ago on April 22 the first Earth Day was established by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson who called for an environmental teach-in, or Earth Day in 1970.  Earth Day is now coordinated globally…

Healthcare Affordable Care Act: Good-Bye Terrible Twos

This month includes two dates significant in the field of American health care. The first date is March 23rd. That datewill mark the two year anniversary since President Obama signed the Patient Protection and Affordable…

US Politics Santorum’s Big Night: Darkness in America

Last night was a big one for the former senator from Pennsylvania, Rick Santorum.  In his bid for the GOP presidential campaign, his winning trifecta in GOP presidential contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado have…

US Politics Understanding by Design

On January 30, the Pew Research Center in partnership with The Washington Post, found that far more voters say Barack Obama understands the problems of average Americans than those who say the same about either…

Religion Santorum’s Unconfirmed Faith

At around the age of twelve, Roman Catholics receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.  One of seven sacraments, this represents a bestowing the Gift of the Holy Spirit.    The practice enables one to spread and defend…

Geopolitics Don’t Cry for Me, North Korea

Earlier this week the streets of Pyongyang were filled with North Koreans crying profusely. Such public display was a real attention grabber for several reasons. Ask yourself when you last saw thousands of people overwhelmed…

US Politics Teddy Roosevelt: Rough Riding Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

Saturday marks the anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1906.  President Roosevelt was the first American to be awarded this prestigious honor just 5 years after it was…

US Politics 8.6 Percent

Friday’s release of unemployment data for the month of November indicated that the jobless rate has fallen to a 3 year low, below 9 percent for the first time since then President-elect Obama first declared…

American culture Thanksgiving: A Place at the Table

On Thursday, November 24, the United States celebrates the annual feast of Thanksgiving. This tradition has been celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November and an official tradition in the United States since 1863 when…

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