White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge – DNAinfo.com New York

White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge - DUMBO - DNAinfo.com New York

“Why are there white flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge?” City Council member Mark Weprin tweeted at 9:34 a.m.

It was not immediately clear how the white flags, which are usually a military symbol for surrender, got there.

Witnesses reported seeing NYPD counter terrorism officers heading up the stairs to the bridge about 9:30 a.m.

via White Flags Mysteriously Replace American Flags Atop Brooklyn Bridge – DUMBO – DNAinfo.com New York.

First fallout approaches for state’s refusal to comply with Real ID Act – ktar.com

First fallout approaches for state's refusal to comply with Real ID Act - ktar.com

WASHINGTON — Arizona lawmakers told the federal government in 2008 that the state would not cooperate in the Real ID Act, a post-9/11 law that aimed to make it harder for potential terrorists to get fake IDs.

The first fallout from the decision could begin to be felt in Arizona on Monday.

via First fallout approaches for state’s refusal to comply with Real ID Act – ktar.com.

Sen. Ted Cruz Moves Front And Center In GOP Response To Border Crisis | Fox News Latino

Sen. Ted Cruz Moves Front And Center In GOP Response To Border Crisis | Fox News Latino

The driver’s seat in the GOP’s push for a tough response to the soaring border crisis is occupied by a familiar face – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.

Cruz, the Texas lawmaker who led GOP opposition to President Obama’s health care policy and was a major player in the party’s stance on the government shutdown, is now a driving force in the heated fight in Washington, D.C., over how to address the tens of thousands of Central Americans who have illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico border in the last year alone.

via Sen. Ted Cruz Moves Front And Center In GOP Response To Border Crisis | Fox News Latino.

New World Disorder: Emerging Division Between East And West Threatens To Plunge The Globe Into Chaos

In general, over the last several decades the world has experienced an unprecedented era of peace and prosperity.  The opening up of relations with China and the “end of the Cold War” resulted in an extended period of cooperation between east and west that was truly unique in the annals of history.  But now things are shifting.  The civil war in Ukraine and the crash of MH17 have created an enormous amount of tension between the United States and Russia, and many analysts believe that relations between the two superpowers are now even worse than they were during the end of the Cold War era.

via New World Disorder: Emerging Division Between East And West Threatens To Plunge The Globe Into Chaos.