President George

24 Jan 19
Observer

At a recent book tour appearance in California, Christie wouldn’t rule out another run at the nation’s top office. “Once you’ve got this in your blood, it’s hard to get rid of it,” he said.

24 Jan 19
Exposing Modern Mugwumps

by Rev. Austin Miles Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany is a strange character and indeed, mysterious. Many have suggested that she is the daughter of Adolf Hitler even though her actions would not necessarily meld with his. So being unsure, we have to regard that as simply rumor since I cannot travel there at […]

24 Jan 19
My Zimbabwe News

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is distancing himself from a call made on his Twitter account that there should be a national dialogue to deal with the developing economic and political crisis in Zimbabwe, his spokesman says. George Charamba said there had been an attempt to “put words into his mouth” via the Twitter account, believed to […]

24 Jan 19
News Archives Uk

Russia has revealed a new missile when it tries to show the US that it does not violate any important nuclear arms pact. The Russian military has specified the precise specifications of the land-based cruise missiles to show that they comply with the limits of the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) contract, which prohibits the production, […]

24 Jan 19
The Siasat Daily

Bengaluru: To be a premier investment destination, the Karnataka government began identifying farmlands in rural areas to set up industrial units, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Thursday. “To make Karnataka a premier investment destination, our government has begun the process of identifying large acres of farmlands in rural areas to set up industrial units,” […]

24 Jan 19
Social News XYZ

Bengaluru, Jan 24 (IANS) To be a premier investment destination, the Karnataka government began identifying farmlands in rural areas to set up industrial units, Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy said on Thursday. “To make Karnataka a premier investment destination, our government has begun the process of identifying large acres of farmlands in rural areas to set […]

24 Jan 19
WREG.com

District 32 voters head to polls Thursday to decide who will move forward in the race to fill a state Senate seat left empty by prominent Collierville Republican Mark Norris.

24 Jan 19
OD Action

Today’s Action: End the shutdown with #NoWall — vote TODAY in the Senate!

24 Jan 19
Russia News Now

Many American still long for the good old days when men were still manly and President George W. Bush was able to announce that there was a “new sheriff in town” pledged to wipe terrorism from the face of the earth. “You’re either with us or against us,” he growled and he backed up his […]

24 Jan 19
GEORGE ESSIEN'S BLOG

I first met him in 2011. He wanted to become a speaker. Then I became his teacher. I showed him some stuff. By 2012, he became the planning committee chairman of POWERMINDS DISTINCTION AWARDS a project of a registered foundation which I founded and which he is a member of the Board of Trustee. Actually […]

24 Jan 19
Apokalyps Nu!

24-01-19 09:58:00, Many American still long for the good old days when men were still manly and President George W. Bush was able to announce that there was a “new sheriff in town” pledged to wipe terrorism from the face of the earth. “You’re either with us or against us,” he growled and he backed […]

24 Jan 19
Radio Free

Photograph by Nathaniel St. Clair On January 20, 1973, Richard Nixon was inaugurated to his second term as president. His landslide victory over Sen. George McGovern (D-SD) — who had been labeled the candidate of “acid, amnesty, and abortion” — was driven by a “Southern strategy” that reconfigured national politics. Two days after Nixon’s inauguration, […]

24 Jan 19
VisitEntebbe

 Intensive care unit to be set up for aviation accidents ENTEBBE: The Entebbe General Hospital Superintendent Dr Moses Muwanga has said an intensive care unit is to be set up at the health facility to cater for road and aviation accidents. “We are going to expand the emergency accident unit because the current one is […]

24 Jan 19
The Ukiah Daily Journal
WASHINGTON — Half or a quarter of the way through this interesting experiment with an incessantly splenetic presidency, much of the nation has become accustomed to daily mortifications. Or has lost its capacity for embarrassment, which is even worse. If the country’s condition is calibrated simply by economic data — if, that is, America is nothing but an economy — then the state of the union is good. Except that after two years of unified government under the party that formerly claimed to care about fiscal facts and rectitude, the nation faces a $1 trillion deficit during brisk growth and full employment. Unless the president has forever banished business cycles — if he has, his modesty would not have prevented him from mentioning it — the next recession will begin with gargantuan deficits, which will be instructive. The president has kept his promise not to address the unsustainable trajectory of the entitlement state (about the coming unpleasant reckoning, he says: “Yeah, but I won’t be here”), and his party’s congressional caucuses have elevated subservience to him into a political philosophy. The Republican-controlled Senate — the world’s most overrated deliberative body — will not deliberate about, much less pass, legislation the president does not favor. The evident theory is that it would be lese-majeste for the Senate to express independent judgments. And that senatorial dignity is too brittle to survive the disapproval of a president not famous for familiarity with actual policies. Congressional Republicans have their ears to the ground — never mind Churchill’s observation that it is difficult to look up to anyone in that position. The president’s most consequential exercise of power has been the abandonment of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, opening the way for China to fill the void of U.S. involvement. His protectionism — government telling Americans what they can consume, in what quantities and at what prices — completes his extinguishing of the limited-government pretenses of the GOP, which needs an entirely new vocabulary. Pending that, the party is resorting to crybaby conservatism: We are being victimized by “elites,” markets, Wall Street, foreigners, etc. After 30 years of U.S. diplomatic futility regarding North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, the artist of the deal spent a few hours in Singapore with Kim Jong Un, then tweeted: “There is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea.” What price will the president pay — easing sanctions? ending joint military exercises with South Korea? — in attempts to make his tweet seem less dotty? By his comportment, the president benefits his media detractors with serial vindications of their disparagements. They, however, have sunk to his level of insufferable self-satisfaction by preening about their superiority to someone they consider morally horrifying and intellectually cretinous. For most Americans, President Trump’s expostulations are audible wallpaper, always there but not really noticed. Still, the ubiquity of his outpourings in the media’s outpourings gives American life its current claustrophobic feel. This results from many journalists considering him an excuse for a four-year sabbatical from thinking about anything other than the shiny thing that mesmerizes them by dangling himself in front them. Dislike of him should be tempered by this consideration: He is an almost inexpressibly sad specimen. It must be misery to awaken to another day of being Donald Trump. He seems to have as many friends as his pluperfect self-centeredness allows, and as he has earned in an entirely transactional life. His historical ignorance deprives him of the satisfaction of working in a house where much magnificent history has been made. His childlike ignorance — preserved by a lifetime of single-minded self-promotion — concerning governance and economics guarantees that whenever he must interact with experienced and accomplished people he is as bewildered as a kindergartener at a seminar on string theory. Which is why this fountain of self-refuting boasts (“I have a very good brain”) lies so much. He does so less to deceive anyone than to reassure himself. And as balm for his base, which remains oblivious to his likely contempt for them as sheep who can be effortlessly gulled by preposterous fictions. The tungsten strength of his supporters’ loyalty is as impressive as his indifference to expanding their numbers. Either the electorate, bored with a menu of faintly variant servings of boorishness, or the 22nd Amendment will end this, our shabbiest but not our first shabby presidency. As Mark Twain and fellow novelist William Dean Howells stepped outside together one morning, a downpour began and Howells asked, “Do you think it will stop?” Twain replied, “It always has.” George Will’s email address is georgewill@washpost.com.