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Stories by Larry Lease

Lawrence Lease is a conservative commentator taking aim at all aspects of governmental domestic and foreign policy. Lease previously served as a volunteer with the human-rights organization International Justice Mission in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Follow Lease on Twitter, Facebook, and soon Blog Talk Radio.

The #NeverTrump and #DropOutHillary battle wages online

WASHINGTON, May 6, 2016 — Social media plays a part in the election process, both in a positive and negative way. People in both political parties have started campaigns to fight the nomination system. Republicans who consider themselves strong conservatives have fought back against Donald Trump’s nomination with #NeverTrump; Democrats who no longer see Hillary ...

Star Wars trivia in honor of Star Wars Day

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2016 — May 4th has become known as Star Wars Day. Originally a way for “Star Wars” fans to acknowledge one another along with their beloved movie franchise, the somewhat silly conceit eventually found its way (as all things holy do) into the hands of big brands and the people who man ...

Florida prosecutors announcement reveals media hit against Trump

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2016 — The decision of a Palm Beach County State Attorney not to bring charges against a Donald Trump aide after claims of assault by a reporter reinforces the claims of a media hit job against Trump. Former Breitbart reporter Michelle Fields approached Trump during a campaign rally. She says she attempted to ...

Panama Papers: Revelations and instability

A massive leak of financial records from a Panamanian law firm revealed an extensive worldwide network of offshore “shell companies" and could cause lasting damage.

California Gov. Jerry Brown approves minimum wage increase to $15

SACRAMENTO, March 29, 2016 — The state of California is planning on raising its minimum wage to $15 an hour. According to worker group “Fight for $15,” the increase will boost the wages of nearly 6 million California workers who currently earn less than $15. California will join several West Coast cities that have already ...