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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.

Who Loses And Who Wins When Net Neutrality Rules Are Repealed By The FCC?

To make an accurate assessment of the effects of the <b>Federal Communications Commission</b> (FCC) plans of reversing the previous safeguards of the common …

Net Neutrality

Trump’s Executive Order On Bears Ears And Grand Staircase –...

<b>Donald Trump</b>, on Monday issued an executive order reversing <b>Barack Obama’s</b> designation of <br>protected status of two expansive national monuments in <b>Utah</b> …

Conservation

Donald Trump and Steve Bannon: Trophy Hunting The Republican Party

How ironic that <b>President Trump</b>, the man who history may credit with the destruction of the Republican Party, has come out against trophy hunting …

Elections

The Steele Dossier Continues To Gain Confirmation – And Worry Trump, Inc.

<b>As the investigation being conducted</b><p>by Special Counsel <b>Robert Mueller</b> moves forward, it seems apparent that the intelligence report on Donald Trump …

Russia

The SuperHero Superpowers Of Flight Or Invisibility: Morality is All That Separates Us

There is a question that, on the surface, <b>seems perfectly innocuous</b>, but, when answered, <b>reveals a great deal</b> about us as individuals.<p>Here it is:<p>Super …

Chose

North Korean Soldier Defects To West In Panmunjom Along DMZ – Sustains Critical Injuries

<b>SEOUL, South Korea</b><p>The <b>South Korean Military</b> and the <b>U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff</b> (JCOS) are reporting that earlier on Monday, a <b>North Korean</b> soldier …

Korean Peninsula

The Life And Times Of Judge Roy Moore

Old Judge Roy is in the spotlight again.<p><b>Lights! Camera! Action!</b><p>Who remembers the Oscar-nominated 1972 Western spoof starring Paul Newman, titled “<b>The</b> …

Equality

Donald Trump – The First Post Truth President And The Tragedy Of The Commons

By<p><b>Donald Trump</b><p>is our first post-truth president. And he may well be the first of many.<p>The <b>Oxford Dictionaries</b> website chose <b>“post-truth”</b> as its 2016 …

Fear And Loathing In The West Wing – Trump Adminstration’s Circular Firing Squad

The story that was disseminated by Trump’s media circus surrogates<p>when <b>General John Kelly</b> took over from the beleaguered ex <b>Whi</b><b>te House Chief of Staff,</b> …

Pentagon Says Only Invasion Could End North Korean Missile Program

<b>In response to a letter</b><p>sent him by two Congressional Democrats, Representatives <b>Ted Lieu</b> of California and <b>Ruben Gallego</b> of Arizona – a top <b>Pentagon</b> …

Trump And Bannon Are Changing The Way We Think – Is It For The Better?

What <b>Mr. Bannon</b> does is he takes an extremist position and hopes his readers will follow him at least 75% of the way. Let’s look at immigration, as an …

GOP Hits Speed Bump On Tax Reform But The Donor Class Is Impatient For A Win

<b>The GOP House</b><p>missed the target date for public release of their tax ‘reform’ plan yesterday, but claim that the plan will see the light of day on …

Terror Suspect Named In NYC Vehicle Terror Attack Killing 8 Pedestrians

NYC Mayor <b>Bill De Blasio</b> and <b>NYC Police Commissioner James O’Neill</b> have announced the identity of the suspect in a vehicle attack that resulted in the …

Fats Domino Heads Off In Search Of The Great Blueberry Hill In The Sky And That Ain’t A Shame

<b>Fats Domino (1928-2017)</b><p><b>Antoine Dominique “Fats” Domino Jr.</b>, who passed late Tuesday at age 89, is one of those artists we can recognize for their …

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 …

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 …

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

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 …

Ronald Reagan

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 …

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 …

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> …

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> …

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, …

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

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cincinnati Is Becoming A Soccer Powerhouse In The Middle Of Football and Baseball Country

<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 …

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, …

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 …