Saturday, May 26, 2018
Parishioners at the Stornoway High Church on the Isle of Lewis in Scotland still remember the dignified blonde who came from America every summer. Mary Anne MacLeod, is the mother of Donald Trump, the spoiled rich kid turned President of the United States. And the contrast between her humble immigrant roots and the 1950s McMansion where she wound up is the key to understanding Trump’s deep insecurity. in Tong, a fishing village on the Isle of Lewis, in the Outer Hebrides, closer to Iceland than to London. Though her son was raised in a mansion of sorts in Queens, she grew up among impoverished islanders in a two-room rented cottage crammed with her and 10 siblings. their impoverished and fish-smelling counterparts, that except for Sundays, residents of these mansions forbade the poor to even walk on their street. That ban included the MacLeod family, local residents say.
Thursday, May 24, 2018
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Across the world, democratic norms are eroding. Symptoms include curbs on freedom of speech, declining trust in institutions, a drop in popularity of mainstream political parties and erosion of civil liberties.
Monday, May 21, 2018
Democracy is in danger around the world. the Economist demoted the USA from a "full" to a "flawed" democracy, citing a "serious decline" in public trust. In 2017, the United States retained the same miserable rank and score.
Sunday, May 20, 2018
Trump's venomous rhetoric is part of an offensive against immigration that would make the United States resemble the ethnic diversity of the planet. Trump can avoid telling lies by drinking a nice warm cup of STFU!