USC economics professor John Strauss' remarks about Hamas at a pro-Palestinian protest went viral, igniting debates about censorship, academic freedom and safety. LA Times
VOA VIEW: Why - one sided First amendment.
Eduardo Escobedo, a convicted drug trafficker who worked directly for the son of Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman, was gunned down Thursday morning in an industrial stretch of Willowbrook. LA Times
Rep. Ronny Jackson, the White House doctor under former Presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama, said Sunday that President Joe Biden's cognitive decline is "happening quickly." Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Biden will not make his first term, much less a second term.


The Iranian attacks on U.S. troops and assets has to end with a "massive retaliation" from the "fearful" Biden administration, according to Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Factual truth.
President Joe Biden and his administration are taking credit for a deal with Hamas terrorists for hostage releases, but it cannot even definitively say whether the estimated 10 American hostages are even alive, Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, lamented Sunday. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: A truism.
A renewed arms race has the U.S. ramping up production of plutonium "pits," which are the bowling ball-sized tips for nuclear weapons, in the $1.5 trillion program to modernize the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: The US must be prepared.
In new SEC filings, Disney is now admitting it has been slapped by its own customers for its far left social and political agenda. Newsmax
VOA VIEW: Businesses should stay out of politics.
Research has revealed the dangers of concussion-causing weapons for years, but the U.S. military is still using the weapons that potentially harm the user, raising questions about why, especially because it can affect soldier performance. Newsmax
At least some Hamas hostages are being totally cut off from the outside world — with several only learning after release that kin were killed Oct. 7 -- and fed a bland diet of rice and pita while enduring hourslong waits for the bathroom, according to those freed. New York Post


The assault on energy infrastructure, a significant theater in the war, followed a large-scale Russian drone attack on Kyiv. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Russia has caused the whole problem.
Artificial intelligence employed by the U.S. military has piloted pint-sized surveillance drones in special operations forces' missions and helped Ukraine in its war against Russia. It tracks soldiers' fitness, predicts when Air Force planes need maintenance and helps keep tabs on rivals in space. Washington Times
President Biden was on the phone Saturday with Qatari leaders in an effort to resolve the holdup which delayed the release of Hamas-held hostages in Gaza. This came after Hamas halted its agreement with Israel for several hours. The two sides eventually resolved their disagreement, and 17 hostages were released, along with 39 Palestinian prisoners. CBS
VOA VIEW: Biden is trying to claim some greatness.
While a large portion of holiday shopping now occurs online, malls across the U.S. were still busy with shoppers over Thanksgiving weekend, many of whom prefer the social experience of shopping in person. CBS

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A study published in the journal of the American Medical Association has found that you may not need to exercise during the week if you work out for at least 150 minutes over the weekend. CBS
VOA VIEW: It's better than nothing.
Sunday marks the third day of the four-day military pause during which 50 hostages are due to be released by Hamas. CNBC
Black Friday kept the momentum going from the day before on Thanksgiving when online sales totaled $5.6 billion. CNBC


In 2022, the American Red Cross made $1.8 billion selling blood to hospitals and medical facilities across the country. CNBC
The biggest dating red flag for men is the other person identifying as a communist. Coming in second was having no hobbies. CNBC
The U.S. supported the establishment of an office for Hamas in Doha in an effort to pry the group away from Iran, but the terrorists merely took advantage. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Dumb Obama action.
A Texas class action lawsuit accuses police and prosecutors of violating drivers' constitutional rights by seizing and keeping their money without convicting them of a crime. FOX News
VOA VIEW: Who pays?
Amid the dramatic increase of antisemitism in the U.S. and on social media, Israel’s special envoy for combating the world’s oldest hatred issues a plan of action. FOX News
VOA VIEW: UN fools that hate Americans and Israelis.

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The Israeli software company Wix has created a website to spread anti-Hamas propaganda amid the war in Gaza. The Palestinian militia's actual website,, currently appears to be offline. UPI
VOA VIEW: Hamas needs to be eradicated.
At least five people were injured in Kyiv on Saturday in what city officials called "the most massive" Russian drone strike on Ukrainian capital since the start of the war in February 2022. UPI
VOA VIEW: Russia should pay big.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has examined photos taken of an American carrier by the communist nation's first spy satellite, state media reported Saturday. UPI

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