In Pennsylvania, Trump Exploits the Politics of Decline

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By most checks, Donald Trump will win an unconditional triumph in Pennsylvania’s Republican primary election Recent surveys show him with twofold digit leads in every one of the five Northeast states voting.

Pennsylvania is by a long shot the biggest of those areas, and it is exceptional political and financial history has prepared voters there to discover support with Trump’s significant campaign ideas: movement change and exchange loan protectionism.

Therefore, when Trump says he is going to Make America Great Again, numerous voters in the Keystone State, particularly regular workers whites, think they recognize what that may resemble. They notice back to the times of King Coal and King Steel and think one approach to recover that fantasy is to revisit the times of exchange loan protectionism. Force duties on

Chinese steel imports. Reestablish the unions. Reconstruct the production lines by the help of the loans they might get if Trump gets the victory.

Protectionism has dependably run somewhere down in Pennsylvania, a state based on the industry of coal and steel. Despite the fact that many years of import standards did not spare Big Steel, Trump guaranteed a week ago that when he is the leader, steel is returning to Pittsburgh.

Due to poverty and excess of the loan, many of the areas in Pennsylvania have been struck with the heroin addiction and other illegal doings like the immigrations. Plenty of individuals have fed their addiction or have tried to make ends meet by accessing money through a loan company such as title loan businesses; using their cars or any property of value as collaterals.

Nevertheless, for every one of its issues with drug addiction and crimes and poverty because of loans, illegal migration is the means by which Hazleton got all the press attention.

The city had seen a consistent enhancement of lawful and unlawful foreigners, generally from Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and Barletta accepted and the procedure is still going on.

The local Pennsylvanians are disappointed. They were guaranteed that their groups would recover. However, they have not. On the off chance that they are bitter, it is not without cause. In addition to the fact that they were deserted by the Clinton and Bush organizations, they are no better off under the Obama organization. In addition to the fact that they were overlooked, once more, they were likewise taunted.

Trump comes to them as a sort of against Obama. Yes, you have been misled and disregarded. Yes, you are mad. You have a great motivation. None of it is your shortcoming. Nevertheless, keep your heart strong, as we will turn it around.

They are noticing. This is the thing that they need to listen to and shock and trust at the same time. The disgrace of it is that Trump cannot convey on the trust he got; he can just stir the wrath.

The Cyber War Against ISIS

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While the private realm has been waging an admittedly less than successful war against the extremist Islamic State for some time now, it’s only been recently that the US government has publicly talked about cyberattacks against ISIS. But what does the cyber war against ISIS really entail?

 

An Ongoing Operation

 

At the forefront of the Department of Defense’s operations seem to be focused on social media. Encrypted messaging apps are used by the Islamic State to recruit and distribute propaganda, and with messages that aren’t captured or monitored, the US is looking first to establish back doors to apps with end-to-end encryption.

 

Operations launched out of Fort Meade, Maryland, began in early 2016 at the prompting of Defense Secretary Ash Carter. At this point, though, the DoD is being decidedly quiet on the details of their actions. Statements from officials have had the sentiment of trying a number of things to see what works and what doesn’t. This is not to say that there is not a plan in place, only that those behind the operation are being decidedly and perhaps necessarily tight-lipped about the planned attacks.

 

In addition to attempts to disrupt social media, other plans seem to focus on preventing the Islamic State from conducting financial transactions or setting up logistics. Though seemingly the lower priority (or perhaps just the less discussed one), it is here that DoD and partnering agencies may have the potential to do more. ISIS has proven incredibly adept from the onset with their use of technology to recruit and motivate. With other battles still circulating in the public sphere regarding the government’s access to encrypted technology, working in areas external to those apps may show more promise.

 

An Internal Battle

 

Some are left wondering if the cyber war is too little too late as Carter waited months before bending to the pressure to do more against the Islamic State’s virtual presence. Carter’s big concern, he claims, is that attacks might disrupt intelligence officers’ ability to find warning or indications of the group’s current activity.

 

There is also worry that attacks on the infrastructure that allows ISIS to distribute virtual information will also impact civilian networks and systems needed for critical operations in the nations targeted.

 

One of the more striking points to come from the announcement of this self-proclaimed aggressive attack is how unequipped the US seems to be to conduct offensive attacks on a technological level. Overseeing organization Cyber Command only began operations in 2010, and has been largely defensively focused up to this point. A more comprehensive team is underway with the Pentagon, but will not see full numbers until 2018. There is little talk of how operations are going to be approached prior to the completion of team building and training. Until then, the cyber war against the Islamic State is set to continue under the same unclear policies and practices with which it was launched. What good it does, if any, will likely not be known for some time to come.

Will Bloomberg Actually Run In 2016?

While the nation is still months out from the 2016 general election that will determine the 45th President of the United States, but campaign season is already in full swing and has been for near a year. That makes former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s announcement that he is considering running in 2016 an especially unique statement. With candidates already running on established platforms and clear front-runners established with the Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, would Bloomberg have a viable campaign this late in the game?

 

Bloomberg As A Politician

 

Thus far, the former Mayor has only stated that he is considering all his options, but his entry into the race at this late point has the potential to cause a stir in both parties if he is able to campaign hard.

 

Bloomberg’s run would be distinct as an independent bid. A registered Democrat before seeking office, a Republican on the ballot, and an Independent by the time of his third term, Bloomberg tends to lean to the left, but has garnered both respect and resentment for his willingness to shift on the political spectrum from all sides.

 

Bloomberg comes with a unique set of credentials, as well. Like many of the candidates, he has made a career in politics and has shown that he knows how to play the political game. He shares something with wildcard favorite Trump in that he is also a household name outside of politics. The billionaire founder, CEO, and owner of data and media company Bloomberg L.P., if he is clever, could cash in on his time external to the political game to give him the raw appeal that candidates like Trump and Carson depend on.

 

Having seen the city of New York through the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Bloomberg also has a patriotic appeal that allowed him three terms as mayor and an approval rating of 49%, higher than either President Obama or President George W. Bush at the ends of their terms.

 

A Bloomberg Campaign

 

So there’s potential in Bloomberg as a candidate. The question still remains as to whether or not he would successfully be able to run this late in the game. That largely comes down to whether he can deliver something that the other candidates cannot. Sanders’ sweeping victory in New Hampshire and Trump’s constant presence on the campaign trail prove that people want something different, and Bloomberg would have to carefully walk the line between the cries of the people and the expectations of the politicians.

 

It would have to be done on his own time and his own dime. His financial resources are already in place, but the process of securing a ballot spot as a late comer and an independent candidate is a labor intensive process, and one that requires support at the public level. To that end, Bloomberg has limited time to make his decision, and even then there is no guarantee of success. If no announcement comes very soon to stir the silent majority, a Bloomberg campaign will be a no-go, either because he chooses not to run or because he simply could not get the support in time.