Author: IMC

Lost in Historical Precedent: The Assassination of Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON – This turbulent year bred as many fraying of international relations as it did renewed bonds of partnership. October 2nd, 2018 marked a day that would test several nations in their pursuit of global peace. The complexity, mystery, and tragedy surrounding the death of Washington Post journalist and Saudi national Jamal Khashoggi has played out over the last two months with fingers pointing in every direction and overwhelming pressure to uncover the truth. Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, that October afternoon to retrieve paperwork for his upcoming marriage. He was never seen alive again by...

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The Midterms Have Reshaped The 2020 Outlook

TAMPA – The seasonal morning chill has settled in for most of Tampa Bay, Florida. As many are pulling out ice scrapers and lighting up defrosters for their morning commute Floridians grab a Squeegee™ and towel down their windshields and mirrors. 50°F is nothing to complain about but with a dew point near 60°F the dew weighs like a cold, wet blanket and one could catch a chill with ease. As this holiday mood sets in and the quasi white-christmas is condensing on the St. Augustine grass that covers much of Florida (though I’d call it crabgrass) we, as...

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The Endless Inferno: The California Wildfires

LOS ANGELES – The glow that has radiated from the fires burning through over 400 square miles of forests and communities in Butte, Ventura and Los Angeles counties has given a somber tone to “The Golden State.” The deadliest fire in California history has claimed 79 lives so far and with nearly 1,300 still missing officials are preparing for the worst as the death-toll is likely to rise. Authors Paige St. John, Anna M. Phillips, Joseph Serna, Sonali Kohli, and Laura Newberry of the Los Angeles Times worked to create a poignant chronology interviewing victims and law enforcement to...

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Florida Is A Mess, Recount Deadline Unclear Amid Court Battles

TAMPA – Americans went to work on November 7th and many were relieved to have the 2018 midterm elections behind them — entering into the eye of the storm of the divisive political environment surrounding the midterm elections. Yet nine days after the polls closed on November 6th Florida is yet again stealing the spotlight and reigniting the divide as near historic recount drama is unfolding by the hour. Broward County Perhaps the most famous county in the union for ballot counting problems, Broward and specifically her Supervisor of Elections Professor Brenda Snipes are being accused of not following...

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Brexit: The Hard and Soft of It

LONDON – You may have caught the news today about a Brexit deal occurring between the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, & Northern Ireland) and the European Union. As reported by the BBC at 17:00 GMT the UK and the EU have agreed to the “draft text” on a Brexit agreement sending the draft to cabinet. Prime Minister Theresa May has set for 14:00 local on Wednesday seeking backing from her ministers. This marks the significant momentum of the referendum process sought but the British people when they voted in 2016 whereby a margin of 3.78% voted in favor...

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