From September, 2019

Good News for Today Feature – 2019 September Updates

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 5 minutes After another horrific mass shooting in Texas, internal conflicts in the UK Parliament stalling progress on Brexit, an escalating trade war between the world’s two biggest economic powers, and months of ongoing protests in Hong Kong, it can be difficult to remember that there are positive things happening in the world.

In alignment with The Millennial Source’s mission to stay neutral and spread awareness of all current events, we have again arrived at that time to showcase some uplifting developments around the globe.

1) Daisy-May Demetre, age 9, is the first double amputee to walk on the “New York Fashion Week” Catwalk
2) The US may soon have a three-digit suicide prevention hotline
3) Over 25% of millennials have altered their diets to help the environment
4) Crowdfunding efforts raise $3 million to protect land in Canada

The Cases For & Against Impeaching Trump PLUS History of Impeachment in US

By: Bennett Siems

Reading Time: 11 minutes Congressional committees are ramping up investigations into the president’s actions before and after his election, with a growing number of representatives calling for impeachment.

Over half of the Democrats in the US House of Representatives now favor opening an official impeachment inquiry, which could lead to Trump’s removal from office.

Those resisting a formal inquiry include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat and by far the most powerful single member of the legislative body.

Go beyond the headlines…

– Why is Nancy Pelosi opposing the impeachment of President Trump?
– How does the impeachment process work?
– There have been three notable presidential impeachment inquiries in US history. Which presidents were affected, and why?
– What are the cases for and against the impeachment of President Trump?

Could the 25th Amendment Really End Trump’s Presidency?

By: Bennett Siems

Reading Time: 5 minutes Even by the standards of Donald Trump’s highly unconventional presidency, the United States is entering the autumn of 2019 in a state of political chaos.

After a rambling, undisciplined performance at the G7 Summit, Trump canceled a visit to Denmark over the country’s refusal to sell Greenland to the US. He later held a strange press conference to defend his incorrect tweet about Hurricane Dorian, displaying a National Weather Service forecast map that he evidently altered with a marker.

In the wake of these episodes, former Trump aides have suggested that the president might be unfit for duty.

Go beyond the headlines…

– Could Trump really serve more than two terms if he were to win the 2020 presidential election, as he has suggested at rallies?
– What have some concerned Trump allies said about about the President’s behavior?
– How can the powers of the president be revoked under the US Constitution’s 25th Amendment?

Taiwan’s asylum offer for Hong Kong dissidents angers Beijing

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes In July, soon after the Hong Kong protests began gaining international attention, President Tsai Ying Wen of Taiwan publicly offered asylum to “friends from Hong Kong”.

China’s pursuit of a “great reunification” with Taiwan and other self-ruling regions has proven to be much more difficult than Beijing seems to have anticipated.

Despite Tsai’s public offer of assistance to Hong Kong residents, Taiwan has yet to implement a formal system to deal with those seeking asylum.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– How did a murder in Taiwan ironically spark the demonstrations in Hong Kong?
– What is Taiwan’s asylum capacity?
– Since late 2016, how many people from Macau and Hong Kong have been granted Taiwan residency?
– What reaction has Taiwan’s asylum offer drawn from Chinese officials?

Recycling to success – the man behind Majestic Corporation

By: The Millennial Source

Reading Time: 4 minutes WSF Group was an early mover into the metal recycling industry, at a time when few saw its potential. That industry is now forecasted to be worth USD 406.16 Billion by 2020.

In 2017, WSF was reborn as Majestic Corporation, a forward-thinking company poised to capitalize on the booming recycling market in this age of short-lived devices.

Our reporter met and spoke with Peter Lai, the man behind Majestic Corp, about his past, present and future. The interview provided a window into the rapid-fire, seemingly random inner workings of a man who never slows down.

Has President Trump Kept His Promise to “Build That Wall”? Here Are the Facts

By: Bennett Siems

Reading Time: 5 minutes To declare his candidacy for the 2016 US presidential election, Donald Trump delivered a speech in which he described Mexican immigrants as criminals, rapists, and drug smugglers. He insisted that a new border wall was essential to protect US interests.
Chants of “Build that wall!” have been ubiquitous at Trump rallies since at least May 2016, when he egged on a Phoenix, Arizona crowd that started the chant. Throughout the campaign, Trump stated emphatically that Mexico would pay for wall construction.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox famously responded that there was no way Mexico would “pay for that f—ing wall”. Now, Trump asserts that Mexico will “pay for the wall indirectly”, without offering a coherent explanation of how that will happen.

Go beyond the headlines with us…

– How did the debate over the wall lead to the government shutdown from December 22, 2018 through January 25, 2019?
– According to the Congressional Budget Office and outside analysts, what is the actual cost of building Trump’s wall?
– What is the current status of the wall?