Midwestern Conservative Thought for the 21st Century

Suggested Articles
7-13 October

1. Ignoring EMP threat is a death sentence for Americans

William Graham and PAI Board of Advisors member Dr. Peter Pry cover the issue of EMP and the threats it poses to the United States. Graham and Dr. Pry look at the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack and their report which supplied over 100 recommendations to Congress in the hopes that the threat would be taken more seriously. The threat of EMP attack is extremely dangerous and, in an increasingly technologically advanced world, is growing as a threat not just from other nations but also non-state actors. Midwestern conservatives should not assume this issue is only applicable to highly populated areas. An attack on the grid would be devastating for even the smallest communities.

https://thehill.com/opinion/cybersecurity/411451-ignoring-emp-threat-is-a-death-sentence-for-americans

2. The Grim Truth about Saudi Arabia

J.J. McCullough of The National Review sheds a light of reality on the Saudi Arabian situation. In lieu of the recent alleged kidnapping and murder of the outspoken journalist Jamal Khashoggi, it is unlikely that the events will completely halt the relationship between Saudi Arabia and the United States. Though condemnable, the actions of Saudi Arabia reflect the reality that their society lacks the maturity to properly counter dissenting opinion. This is most likely because Saudi society is at risk as their citizens grow more informed. The Pax Americana Institute will continue to monitor the Saudi Arabia situation and hopes our policymakers do their best to bring justice to the issue.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/saudi-arabia-jamal-khashoggi-disappearance/

3. Pocahontas descendant rips Warren, calls on the senator to apologize

Washington Times writer Douglas Ernst reports on the developments surrounding the claim of Cherokee heritage by Senator Elizabeth Warren and the chastisement by the Cherokee tribe and now a descendant of Pocahontas. The descendant, Debbie White Dove Porreco, claimed that the senator’s claims were disrespectful and unfair, noting that the use of a false Native American heritage to “elevate” oneself above others is wrong. Midwestern Conservatives fully understand the sacred and historical aspects of Native American culture, and how those aspects should be respected. Individuals, such as Debbie White Dove Porreco, have the right to be upset and should be encouraged to speak out against the mockery of DNA tests and native heritage that has been seen.

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/oct/17/debbie-white-dove-porreco-pocahontas-descendant-ca/

4. Beware Russia’s Endgame in Syria

Matthew R.J. Brodsky of The Weekly Standard gives an in-depth analysis of why Russia is continuing to support the Assad regime in Syria. The hostility in Syria continues to drive citizens out of their homes and further the country into a war-torn mess. Russia would prefer the world believe they have the situation under control. Brodsky notes that Russia hopes the United States would withdraw from Syria if they can create the illusion of stability, which would leave a vacuum for Russian influence in the country.

https://www.weeklystandard.com/matthew-r-j-brodsky/beware-russias-endgame-in-syria

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