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James Ray Owens

James is a retired journalist, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and a former member of the Illinois Press Association.

Trump believes mining minerals in Afghanistan are worth the loss of American lives

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has been asked by the Trump Administration to look carefully into the idea of claiming untapped mineral resources in Afghanistan, not to help Afghanistan, but to help those who might invest in such a thing in... Continue Reading →


Democracy will survive despite government-sponsored the hate.

The past year has ushered in a sense of urgency for our democracy, and it's also shown us, both how important it is and how fragile it is. We are learning about what we have taken for granted, what soldiers... Continue Reading →

Fox News Got the Mileage Needed From their Seth Rich Story before Retracting

A FOX NEWS STORY HAS BEEN RETRACTED after its fairy tale propaganda was proven to be anything but accurate – no surprise considering their lack of editorial scrutiny. Their story centered around Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer, who... Continue Reading →

Poll Shows Paltry Support for Senate Healthcare Reform

Only 12 percent of Americans support the current Senate healthcare legislation that would make health insurance more expensive, and in many cases, out of reach for millions of Americans. According to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll , only 26 percent... Continue Reading →

Oh, But He’s Made America Great Again

The US shot down a Syrian jet, Russia has threatened to retaliate if we enter a certain Syrian airspace and cut cooperative defensive communications. How has the US President responded to this threat? He hasn't said a word to the... Continue Reading →

Indoctrinating Not Educating

When the Governor of Florida, Rick Scott, sign HB-7069 yesterday he cemented his legacy as the father of corporate education in Florida. The legislation is a sweeping education reform that sets aside $419 million dollars for charter schools, scales back... Continue Reading →

The Summer of Discontent is Upon Us

Opinion by James R Owens The cauldron is boiling over with hate. The fire, lit long ago, has been burning hotter as the flames have been stoked with political rhetoric over the past two decades. Hate and intolerance are not... Continue Reading →

White House to Meet With All Members of the Senate Over Korea

The entire US Senate has been invited to the White House on Wednesday at 3 pm E.D.T. to hear a briefing on North Korea. Such briefings at the White House are not unusual, but inviting all 100 Senators is unusual.... Continue Reading →

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