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Mark Riley: The Intersection of Politics and Culture

Nov 18, 2019

Impeachment...Why bother if its outcome is prearranged?Whatever comes out of this presidential impeachment, it will not move the needle on Trump's supporting base. But is the size of his base fabricated? 

Jun 24, 2019

Why, why, why does Trump dominate the news? This week spans Iran and our dependency on oil; Fossil Fuels; double standards of Immigration; and the alleged rape of a newspaper columnist. Despite calling the Media traitors, seems they're the ones to profit from the constant news cycles churned by the 45th POTUS.

Jun 4, 2019

When will the American love affair with firearms finally be challenged? Maybe not in my lifetime. Where's the diversity in the Democratic Party frontrunners? Is it Right to Life or Hypocrisy?


May 20, 2019

Barbaric restrictions and an overturn of Roe V. Wade proposed in severals states. Over which rights of a man's body do women have a say? Trump's Immigration plan would have denied entry to his own family and that of Pence, Kushner, Miller and the Knavs; and how far is to far in the Jeremy Kyle-style talk shows?

Apr 30, 2019

Impeach Trump? Would it be a pointless exercise with unintended consequences? Free public college tuition from presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren; and is 90-Day Fiancé, a slight on real immigrants battling the hostile system.