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Peace on Earth (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Peace in Afghanistan is a hot button issue that seems to be coming to an end. (Billy Mykel/ The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

February 23, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Pentagon Chief Mike Esper have reached a breakthrough in peace negotiations with the Afghani-Taliban forces, officially announcing an upcoming partial-ceasefire and decrease to violence in the country. These negotiations, despite past hardship, stand a chance at end...

Abolish the Caucus (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

February 7, 2020

Following much anticipation and build up for the start of the primary elections, the Iowa Caucus turned into a disappointment of momentous status. With both Democrats and Republicans following what is the closest primary election in recent history, that will decide not only the outcome of the 2020 el...

It’s Time For A Female President…Just Not Who You Think (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Nikki Haley speaks at City Year in support of schools in need. (

Billy Mykel, Reporter

January 24, 2020

Following many hardships and scandals, including the beginning of the impeachment trial on Jan. 16, the Republican party has been faced with the real possibility of a 2020 loss for the Trump-Pence campaign. In light of this, many people have, despite the unconventional appearance, called for either t...

Iranian General Killed in Airstrike (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Tensions remain high after military action from both Iran and the United States. (Photo courtesy of CIA World Factbook)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

January 9, 2020

Iranian General Qasem Soleimani was killed on Jan. 3, in a targeted airstrike ordered by President Trump. Soleimani, a man revered and respected as a living martyr of the Islamic Revolution, has now fulfilled this title in the eyes of the Iranian people through his death by the hands of the United Stat...

California Addresses Cause of Wildfires (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Catastrophic California wildfires spread across the state. (Sarah Crowder / The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

November 11, 2019

California governor Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency on Oct. 28 as massive wildfires threatened counties across the state. California is currently facing over 11 fires that are quickly gaining size and destructive power. The Kincade fire, the biggest of the 11, has scorched over 76,100 acres ...

Where There’s Smoke (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

As vaping leads to more detrimental injuries, specifically in America's youths, it is vital to look toward medical solutions and ban the use of e-cigarettes. (Sam Mykel / The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

October 21, 2019

In the midst of a growing epidemic of e-cigarette use, which is beginning to deal serious damage among U.S. teens, several states have banned, to varying degrees, vaping.  Texas, and the rest of the United States, should join the ban against e-cigarettes. The main reasoning behind the vaping ...

An Inquiry into the President (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

President Trump speaks at his rally at the American Airlines center on Oct. 17, 2019. (Andrew Fritz/ The Talon News)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

October 4, 2019

Democrat majority party leader, Nancy Pelosi, announced on Sept. 24 the beginning of a formal impeachment inquiry into President Trump. This occurred following a growing controversy involving a phone call between himself and the President of Ukraine about his political rival, Joe Biden.  Presiden...

A Hero, a Golf Club, and a Disappointment (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Tiger Woods undeservedly received the Medal of Freedom on May 6, 2019. (Photo by Kieth Allison, 2009, https://www.flickr.com/photos/keithallison/2311055636/)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

May 16, 2019

      A tale of unprecedented heroism came to a close on May 6, 2019 as President Trump awarded professional golfer Tiger Woods with the Medal of Freedom following his victory at this year’s Masters. A story which followed the all so familiar plot of a tall man bending in brokenness only to rise agai...

Elizabeth Warren’s Wealth Tax Explained (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Elizabeth Warren's Wealth Tax Explained (At the Moment with Billy Mykel)

Billy Mykel, Reporter

April 2, 2019

In light of an increase in American unemployment rates and government spending, Massachusetts Democrat Elizabeth Warren has purposed a new wealth tax on the so-called ultra-rich. With a massive amount of partisan controversy building around the legislation, as well as the uncertainty of the contents...

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