White House indicates it could find funds to train and arm 1 million teachers
President expands on idea to arm some teachers in schools and says gun-adept teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly The White House indicated on Thursday that the federal government could come up with the money to fund as many as a million teachers being trained and armed with guns across America in a controversial attempt […]
Trump denies ‘sh*thole’ comments as world erupts over racist debate
The furor over President Donald Trump‘s reported “shithole” comments exploded Thursday night as the United Nations condemned the U.S. president as racist and the Haitian ambassador called for an apology. The Washington Post reported that the president called Haiti, El Salvador, and unspecified African countries “shithole” nations during a discussion over immigration reform with Sen. […]
Stop trying to portray Melania as a feminist repulsed by her husband
Melania Trumpbreezed right past her husbandthe media notedgreeted cheerleadersWhile these are nice tries at reading relationship cues, or simply observing people doing things, no matter how many times Melania ignores her husband, or , or wears the right color pantsuit, she is not going to be the fed-up heroine you’re projecting her to be. And […]
Trumps War on the Press Follows the Mussolini and Hitler Playbook
Beneath the madness and the lies of The Year of Trump there remains a constant drumbeat, unyielding and determined. It broke cover on Jan. 22, 2017 when Donald Trump and his assorted flacks began long before, but this concept was so naked, so novel and so unblinkingly forthright that it established the rules for the […]
Will President Trumps Physical Show That Hes Obese?
Donald Trumps physical will take place Friday, his first as president. Hell be examined by Bornsteins letter (which the though a controversial measure, one that is widely used) rang in at 29.5, which placed him squarely into being considered overweight, and precariously close to being considered obese. Trumps cholesterol was 169 mg/dL, which isnt great […]
Trumps Physical Told Us Two Things: Hes Obese and Can Recognize a Rhino
On Tuesday afternoon, Physician to the President Ronny Jackson discussed how President Trumps physical examination went on Friday. For several minutes, Jackson ticked off statistics. Vitals as follows, he began, and in one breath, spewed out numbers. Age, 71 years, 7 months at the time of the exam. Height 75 inches. Weight 239 pounds. Resting […]
How does Donald Trump’s health compare with the average American?
As the president heads for his regular physical check-up on Friday, what clues are available to assess his fitness? An expert weighs in Every so often, American presidents are expected to go to the doctor for their checkup and just to reassure the American public that everything is alright. On Friday, its Trumps turn. A […]
Trump Wins Tax Cuts, Kids Lose Health Insurance
Over the summer, President Donald Trump invited House Republicans to the White House Rose Garden to tout the passage of an Obamacare repeal bill through their chamber. It was a premature celebration, one that looked particularly silly when the Senate failed repeatedly to follow suit months later. On Wednesday afternoon, the president brought GOP lawmakers […]
A journey through a land of extreme poverty: welcome to America
The UNs Philip Alston is an expert on deprivation and he wants to know why 41m Americans are living in poverty. The Guardian joined him on a special two-week mission into the dark heart of the worlds richest nation Los Angeles, California, 5 December You got a choice to make, man. You could go straight […]
Will Donald Trump Force Me to Kill My Wife?
As The New York Times reported on Nov. 2 about the specter of so-called tax reform, (A Tax Plan for a New Gilded Age), one particularly hardhearted change would eliminate the deduction of medical expenses, which is primarily used by people with serious and chronic illnesses. Hardhearted indeed, a punishment aimedper usual with the Republicansat […]