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By Richard Cameron | National Compass - A News Magazine for centrists, moderates and independents. We bring a post-partisan perspective on news commentary and cover a diverse array of non-political content; entertainment, consumer issues, sports, health, technology, food and inspiration - just to name a few of our many categories.

Donald Trump And Mitch McConnell’s Lie About Tax Reform – The Myth Of Corporate Tax Rates

“Tax Reform” and the myth of the corporate tax rate<p><b>Donald Trump</b>, together with <b>Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell</b>, participated in a press …

Equality

Girls Just Wanna Be Scouts

Girls in Boy Scouts<p>The <b>Boy Scouts of America</b> organization has announced that young girls will be allowed to join <b>Cub Scout</b> packs and are planning to …

Girl Scouts

Trump’s Ethnic Nationalism is Not the Same as Reagan’s Civic Nationalism

America’s last nationalist president was <b>Ronald Reagan</b>, but there was a stark difference between the <b>nationalism</b> of the country’s 40th and 45th …

Russia

Why Did Christopher Columbus Set Sail in 1492? Perhaps Because He Was A Jew.

<b>Indigenous People’s Day</b><p>Congratulations, <b>Denver, Berkeley, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles</b> and dozens of other cities. You’ve jumped onto the politically …

Christopher Columbus

Sifting Through Conspiracies in the Las Vegas Tragedy

Sadly, a mass, deadly attack has once again occurred inside our own borders. We can no longer assume that it is safe to be in the United States …

Las Vegas

The Next Few Days Will Be Pivotal in Catalonia’s Bid for Independence

<b>Catalonia’s bid for independence</b><p>Following days of protests, riots and violent scuffles with police trying to disrupt the vote, <b>Catalonians</b> …

Brexit

Multi Grammy Award Winning Rocker Tom Petty Dead At 66 From Cardiac Arrest

Multi-Grammy award winning Rock musician <b>Tom Petty</b>, is dead. He was found unconscious in his home in Malibu and transported to nearby <b>UCLA Santa Monica</b> …

Tom Petty

Gunman At Mandalay Bay Kills 58, Wounds 515 In Deadliest Mass Shooting In U.S. History

<b>LAS VEGAS, NV</b><p>Shortly after 10:00 PM PST, Sunday evening, a single shooter commenced a shooting spree at a country music festival in Las Vegas, …

Jason Aldean

Safety And Security On Facebook – What You Need To Know To Protect...

Ever since <b>Facebook</b> arrived on the scene in <b>Cambridge, Mass</b> in 2004 (yes, that far back), it has been surrounded with controversy and detractors. …

Cybersecurity

Trump’s Serial Bad Hires And Fires – Is It Staff, Or Does The Boss Need To Be Let Go?

Yesterday, <b>Tom Price</b> tendered his resignation as Secretary of the department of <b>Health and Human Services</b> (HHS). It is the most recent departure of a …

Donald Trump

Restoring Unity Through Patriotism – The Values That Can Bring Us Together

<b>Facts + Principles = Opinions</b><p>I teach my students that forming a strong opinion consists of filtering facts through personal principles to make an …

Religion

Does The NFL Have A Rule Requiring Players To Stand During The National Anthem?

If you have been following the debate on the sideline protests in the NFL on social media and in forums, you have heard people making claims and …

NFL

Cincinnati Is Becoming A Soccer Powerhouse In The Middle Of...

<b>Cincinnati – Soccer Powerhouse</b><p>It isn’t unusual to see the <b>U.S. Women’s National Team</b>, arguably America’s favorite soccer team, fill the stands …

Soccer

Compulsory Patriotism – Why I Don’t Insist You Salute Or Observe Anything

I’ve seen a lot of angry people expressing their outrage about football players kneeling during the anthem. I respect their right to their viewpoint, …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Evolution In Non Animal Sourced “Meat” – The Impossible Possible Burger

We all recognize that changes in agriculture and food production are advancing at a rapid pace. Some of the changes are controversial for a variety …

Burgers

Beware Of “Locky” – Ransomware That Takes Your Files And Folders Hostage

<b>Locky is not Lucky</b><p>What is <b>“Locky”</b> and why should you take steps to avoid getting hit with it? Well, for one thing, it’s a lot worse than being in</b> …

New Premier League Transfer Window Deadline Has Critics In Pro Soccer World Concerned

After spending a record amount on transfers this season – £1.4 billion, up 23% from last year – teams in England’s <b>Premier League</b> voted fourteen to …

Did Trump get $17 million for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago that never happened?

President Donald Trump once said he got $17 million in a hurricane damage insurance payout for his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, but an Associated …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Disordered & Opportunistic DACA Messaging & The Scapegoating Of Dreamers

<b>Trump’s DACA Messaging</b><p>I’m seeing a lot of heated discussions about the <b>Deferred Action for Child Arrivals</b> (DACA) program and Trump’s handling of it. …

Walter Becker, “Deacon Blues” – Co-Founder Of Super Group Steely Dan, Fades Out At 67

This is less a eulogy than a offering to a man, who although he is far from a household word among music fans, was not only there at the inception of …

Hurricane Harvey – Domestic Animals In Crisis, The Rescue Underway & How You Can Help (Part One)

<b>HURRICANE HARVEY – ANIMALS IN CRISIS</b><p>The devastation Hurricane Harvey is creating for human life and property is well known through 24 hour news …

Mel Brooks’ Son, Zombies, Monsanto, Big Ag, War Games And China

Recently I enjoyed listening to <b>Max Brooks’</b> interview on <b>NPR</b> with <b>Fresh Air</b> host <b>Terry Gross</b>. Max is the son of comedy genius <b>Mel Brooks</b> and noted actress</b> …

North Korea Dictator Kim Jong Un Ignoring Trump’s Reality TV Trash Talk And Bellicose Rhetoric

On August 9th, <b>President Trump</b>, during a visit to his <b>Trump National Golf Club</b> at Bedminster, NJ, made the statement that:<p>“North Korea best not make …

Trump’s Pardon Of Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio – Ethical Or Raw Political Corruption?

Former Sheriff of <b>Maricopa Country</b> Arizona – <b>Joe Arpaio</b>, is – depending upon who you speak to in <b>Arizona</b>, either loved or hated. He’s seen as either …

Tropical Storm Harvey Claims 5 Lives; Flood Emergency Underway In Houston

Five people have been confirmed dead in Texas as now <b>Tropical Storm Harvey</b> sits nearly stationery over southeastern Texas.<p><b>Rockport</b> city officials said …

Two South African Farmers Found Guilty in “Coffin Case”

The South Africa attempted murder, “coffin case”.<p>While America seems to be reeling with its own racial divisions as of late, there seems to be real …

Conor McGregor Puts On Good Show Against Floyd Mayweather Until His Tank Hit Empty

by Tim Jeffery<p>Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather<p>After all the braggadocios and smack talk from the two champions, the biggest pay-per view fight in …

Critics: 'Tough' sheriff botched sex-crime cases

EL MIRAGE, Ariz.—The 13-year-old girl opened the door of her home in this small city on the edge of Phoenix to encounter a man who said that his car …

Our Nation’s Foundations – Lesson Four: Individual Liberty

Individual Liberty<p>Our nation’s Founders and Framers of the <b>Constitution</b> wanted people to make decisions for their own lives. They wanted the most …