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U.S. Senate Seats up for Reelection in 2022

It's 2022 vision time. The U.S. Senate elections will be held on November 8, 2022. Thirty-five of the 100 Senate seats are up for regular reelection, and one special election (R-Okla.).  As of now, there will be 22 Republican Senate seats on the line, while the Democrats will only need to protect 14 seats. The time to start organizing is now.

Current Members of the U.S. House of Representatives

If we’ve learned anything from the 2020 elections, it’s that political complacency is no longer an option. And to effect change, there is no need to look any further than your own legislative backyards. 

Why Do So Many Elderly Run America?

Why do Americans keep electing leaders who are so old? Maybe it’s because voters over 65 go to the polls more often than young voters do, and voters typically prefer candidates who are closest to themselves in age.

Could Putin Be Vulnerable to a Coup?

Could Putin be vulnerable to a coup or uprising? All of the grievances that traditionally motivate a coup against a dictator are in place. But would a Putin coup solve anything?

Should U.S. Flight Attendants Be Paid During Boarding?

The majority of U.S. airlines don’t pay their flight attendants until the airplane door closes, even though plane boarding is one of the most stressful parts of their job.

What Are Russian State Media Saying About Ukraine?

Top Russian headlines are focused on a possible Ukrainian invasion of Donbas and “Western” warmongering.

Ex-Kabul MP Shukria Barakzai Lashes Out At Pakistan For Supporting 'Taliban Barbarism'

Speaking about the current situation in Afghanistan, Shukria Barakzai said that many people have come to Kabul believing that the capital will not be captured. This should send a strong message to the Taliban that people don't want to live under their control, she said. 

Ruth Pearl, Mother of Slain Journalist Daniel Pearl, Dies at 85

After their son was kidnapped and murdered by Al Qaeda extremists while reporting in Pakistan in 2002, Pearl and her husband Judea worked feverishly to extract good from their son’s violent death.

Peace is possible Through a Palestine-Israel Confederation

Josef Avesar has proved one thing with his experimental Israeli Palestinian Confederation (IPC) plan, which he came up with several years ago: If you leave it up to the people, and remove the politicians, the chances of achieving peace will be so much greater.

Drug Use by State: 2021ís Problem Areas

With National Prevention Week in full swing and drug overdose deaths in 2020 up 24% from the previous year, the website WalletHub released its report on the States with the biggest drug problems.


Whatís Behind the Growth Slump? Takeaways from Census Data

The U.S. population is growing more slowly, and it continues its 80-year-long trend of shifting to the South and the West. Montana, Florida, and North Carolina each saw enough growth to add one congressional seat, while booming Texas gained two. Colorado and Oregon also gained new seats, while Michigan, New York, and Pennsylvania lost seats.

QAnon vs. Hitlerís Brownshirts

The world has seen QAnon before. It was called Nazism. The QAnon conspiracy theory is exactly what fueled Nazi Germany.

VIDEO: Arnold Schwarzenegger Compares Capitol Siege to Kristallnacht

In this video, Schwarzenegger compared the U.S. Capitol siege to Kristallnacht, a pogrom against Jews carried out by SA paramilitary forces and civilians throughout Nazi Germany on November 9-10, 1938.

Timeline: DC Capitol Riot - January 6, 2021

Timeline: How a Trump mob stormed the US Capitol, forcing Washington into lockdown.

World Headlines: Capitol Siege by MAGA Mob

January 6, 2021, should have been a day of peaceful transfer of power. Instead, white insurrectionists stormed the U.S. Capitol, proudly displayed the confederate flag, and set up gallows on the Capitol grounds.

The Marijuana Industry's Dirty Little Secret

Cannabis cultivation is a 24-hour business—the lights stay on, no matter what. While most businesses and residences power down at night, cannabis facilities remain active, putting pressure on energy grids, generating $6 billion in energy costs each year, and uses about 10x more power per square foot than a standard office building.

A Personal Account of Hawaii's False Missile Alert

The warning read, "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND TO HAWAII. SEEK IMMEDIATE SHELTER. THIS IS NOT A DRILL." The Hawaii false missile alert was issued via the Emergency Alert System and Commercial Mobile Alert System over television, radio, and cellphones and sparked panic across the islands for more than half an hour.

Countries North Korea Can Currently Hit With Their Missiles

Should North Korea ever have the capacity to launch a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. mainland, Trump would have approximately ten minutes to react and make a decision to counterattack.

Middle East

Khalid al-Asaad Slaughtered by ISIS

Teri Schure

Saudi Arabia Continues to Turn Screws on U.S. Shale

James Stafford

World's 10 Biggest Energy Gluttons

Andrew Topf



"Polish Death Camps" Controversy

Marcin Malek

The Jedwabne Massacre of 1941: An Interview with Marcin Malek

Teri Schure

Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?

Dalan McEndree



Could Iran Emerge as the Middle East Superpower?

Doreen Horschig

Taiwan Seeks to Join Fight Against Global Warming

Ying-Yuan Lee, Minister of Environmental Protection Administration, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Taiwan's Participation in the WHO Annual Assembly Is Vital to Ensuring Global Health Security

Dr. Tzou-yien Lin, Minister of Health and Welfare, Republic of China (Taiwan)

Minigrids: The Next Energy Beacon

Sarraju Narasinga Rao



The Day Hell Came to School

Teri Schure

The Top 5 Places to Work in U.S. Oil and Gas

Irina Slav

Did Oil Kill the Dinosaurs?

Michael McDonald

Viewpoints: Is Tax Avoidance Destroying America?

Viewpoints: The Growing Water Crisis in America



Child Brides in Zimbabwe

Stephen Tsoroti

Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt

Joshua Goldfond

Tunisia: Escaping the Great Mosque of Uqba

Angela Smith Kirkman