Author: Mike Cosgrove

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There was no escaping the politics of healthcare in this year's Fourth of July celebrations for Senate Republicans, the New York Times reported. Many of them simply didn't show up to face the hometown crowds at annual parades around the country, the Times reported."Things are different now," Karen Lobban of Alderson, W. Va., said of the the town's annual parade that's unfolded for every one of its 56 years without political disputes getting in the way.Though Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin walked th ...
Sixty percent of registered voters favor President Donald Trump's travel ban on visitors from six predominantly Muslim countries, while 28 percent oppose it, a new Politico/Morning Consult poll reveals.Here is how the poll breaks down:84 percent of Republican voters back the restrictions, while only 9 percent oppose them.41 percent of Democrats favor the guidelines, compared to 46 percent who do not.56 percent of independents support the ban, while 30 percent are against it.Voters were asked whe ...
I was raised on a farm and always had freshly grown foods. Then when I moved to the city, I started buying foods from the grocery store, and noticed right away the inferior flavors.After a year or so, I started noticing other problems with eating store-bought food, but it took me a few visits to the doctor to make the correlation.Here are some of the top reasons to grow your own food.CHEMICALSIn addition to vitamin C and polyphenols, samples of strawberries evaluated by the Environmental Working ...
President Donald Trump gets a second chance to make a first impression at the G20 Summit in Germany this week, where he'll have to negotiate a minefield of "uncomfortable conversations" with the gathered leaders.Trump will face discussions on counter-terrorism, the civil war in Syria, trade, and the climate among other topics with his European counterparts.And in his meeting with Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Trump will have to balance a working relationship on issues like Syria and fightin ...
Moscow and Beijing have agreed that North Korea should freeze its nuclear and missile programs, while the US and South Korea should abstain from holding war games in the region, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.“We’ve agreed to promote our joint initiative, based on Russian step-by-step Korean settlement plan and Chinese ideas to simultaneously freeze North Korean nuclear and missile activities, and US and South Korean joint military drills,” Putin said at a press conference after meeting w ...
While the world watches in jest as  Japanese residents prepare for the possibility of a confrontation with North Korea by panic buying nuclear shelters and air purifiers, we may soon realize that their efforts to desperately acquire protective gear and equipment for nuclear disaster were quite prescient.Yesterday, North Korea successfully tested what is reportedly an ICBM (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile) capable of striking Alaska from the K ...
Over the past 20 years, European cities have slowly become more ethnically diverse, as EU governments open their borders to foreign populations. And as this process has taken place, the authorities have been quick to cover up any crimes that have been committed by these populations. For instance, Swedish police are no longer allowed to describe the ethnic background of the criminals they catch, and most notably, the German government and press were desperate to&nbsp ...
Mayak, a Russian satellite that will become one of the brightest stars in the night sky, is just two weeks away from launching into space.  Their goal is to make the unique satellite bright with the use of a giant reflective sheet of material, but some scientists are warning that there may be negative consequences.The satellite is small, roughly the size of a loaf of bread and in the form of a CubeSat.  It will be launched on a Soyuz 2.1v ve ...
Pursuing an ambitious mission against all three adversaries in Syria is dangerous, imprudent and unnecessaryThe idea du jour circulating inside the Trump administration and among terrorism experts and Syria watchers alike is that ISIS cannot be destroyed in Syria unless Bashar al-Assad is removed from power and Iran’s presence and influence are drastically curtailed. And in a perfect world, this indeed would be the best possible outcome to prevent ISIS and other jihadi groups ...
Most people inside and outside of the US believe that this country’s gun ownership rate is unique, but that’s not exactly true. Though America has the most privately owned guns per capita, there are other countries that aren’t too far behind us, such as Serbia, Yemen, Cyprus, and many Western nations like Finland and Switzerland. In most cases, these countries don’t have access to the same kind of firearms that we do, but nonetheless there are a ton of guns floating around in thes ...
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