Day: January 25, 2019

Bernie Sanders acknowledges ‘economy is a distress’ in Venezuela, as Omar accuses Trump of coup effort – Fox News

Bernie Sanders acknowledges ‘economy is a distress’ in Venezuela, as Omar accuses Trump of coup effort – Fox News

Vermont Independent and self-described Democratic socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders acknowledged on Thursday that the “economy is a disaster” in Venezuela — but he cautioned against U.S. involvement in that country’s affairs and condemned what he called “inappropriate” past interventions.Meanwhile, far-left Minnesota Democratic freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted Thursday, without evidence, that President Trump has personally engaged in…

Shutdown Day 35: Senate leaders negotiate as staffing shortages trigger delays at main airports

Shutdown Day 35: Senate leaders negotiate as staffing shortages trigger delays at main airports

CLOSE President Trump thanked furloughed federal workers for their devotion during the shutdown and credited them with helping to make America great again. USA TODAYWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Friday he will support an agreement to end the partial government shutdown even though the deal does not include border wall funding, likely marking a close to the longest…

FAA says an develop in unwell leave causes flight delays – Boston Herald

FAA says an develop in unwell leave causes flight delays – Boston Herald

By DAVID KOENIG Travelers endured widespread flight delays in the Northeast as federal officials grappled with a shortage of air traffic controllers, who missed paychecks Friday because of the partial government shutdown. LaGuardia Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey were the hardest hit, but delays rippled across the nation’s…

Airport Delays Ripple Across Northeast As a result of Air Traffic Controller Shortage – The Unique York Times

Airport Delays Ripple Across Northeast As a result of Air Traffic Controller Shortage – The Unique York Times

New York|Shutdown Sets Off Airport Delays as F.A.A. Announces Staffing ShortagesImageOn Friday, La Guardia Airport was closed off to arriving flights.CreditCreditJohn Taggart for The New York TimesSignificant flight delays were rippling across the Northeast on Friday because of a shortage of air traffic controllers as a result of the government shutdown, according to the Federal…

‘Never Watch Away’ Analysis: A Lush Adventure in Intercourse, Politics and Painting

‘Never Watch Away’ Analysis: A Lush Adventure in Intercourse, Politics and Painting

ImageTom Schilling in “Never Look Away.”CreditCreditCaleb Deschanel/Sony Pictures Classics“It’s almost an idea,” one of Kurt Barnert’s fellow students at the Kunstakademie in Düsseldorf says of Kurt’s latest effort. It’s meant as both criticism and encouragement, and a reminder of the aesthetic rules at this WestGerman outpost of the early ’60s avant-garde. Artistic practice among the…

Covington Catholic: the scandal that is now not a scandal. – Slate

Covington Catholic: the scandal that is now not a scandal. – Slate

The bothersome teens of Covington Catholic aren’t heroes or horrors. The following essay is adapted from an episode of The Gist, a daily podcast about news, culture, and whatever else you’re discussing with your family and friends. The clash between the rowdy teens of Covington Catholic and the stoic drumming of Native American activist Nathan Phillips…

‘For the opposite folks,’ &c.

‘For the opposite folks,’ &c.

Senator Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) is running — running for president. Her slogan is “For the people.” Ah, yes: “the people,” as always. This has been the cry of politicians forever. It is at the heart of populism.In France, Marine Le Pen’s slogan is “Au nom du peuple,” “In the name of the people.” Sure.…

Partisanship and the Political Animal

Source: Geralt, Pixabay Licence. In his Presidential Farewell Address of 1796, George Washington warned of the dangers of a two-party state that might pit American voters against each other in an “alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has…

Stepped forward Psychological First Support (PFA)

Stepped forward Psychological First Support (PFA)

Source: CCO/Pixabay This is the second in a series of three discussions of psychological first aid (PFA). Previously (see Psychological First Aid, Oct. 9, 2018), I introduced readers to the concept of psychological first aid (PFA) as a means of assisting friends, family, co-workers, and even complete strangers who might be in an acute state of…

Developed Psychological First Benefit (PFA)

Developed Psychological First Benefit (PFA)

Source: CCO/Pixabay This is the second in a series of three discussions of psychological first aid (PFA). Previously (see Psychological First Aid, Oct. 9, 2018), I introduced readers to the concept of psychological first aid (PFA) as a means of assisting friends, family, co-workers, and even complete strangers who might be in an acute state of…

Partisanship and the Political Animal

Source: Geralt, Pixabay Licence. In his Presidential Farewell Address of 1796, George Washington warned of the dangers of a two-party state that might pit American voters against each other in an “alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has…

Frail Maya Tomb Unearths Political Intrigue

Frail Maya Tomb Unearths Political Intrigue

Maya temple complex named Cahal Pech located in Belize in Central AmericaGetty The graves and tombs of the ancient world have long been a subject of fascination to archaeology. The dead may no longer speak, but their bodies and the objects buried with them can tell us much about the lives they lived. A newly…

The Case In opposition to Impeachment

The Case In opposition to Impeachment

Removing Trump from office before the next election is the best way to ensure that Trumpism survives. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House on Saturday. Looking on at right is Vice President Mike Pence. Ron Sachs-Pool/Getty Images The Supreme Court Is Preparing to Make Every State’s Gun Laws Look…

Trump’s receive away route narrows – Fox News

Trump’s receive away route narrows – Fox News

Senate rejects two bills to end partial shutdown and reopen governmentSenators first rejected a Republican plan that would reopen government through September and give President Trump $5.7 billion for border funding before voting down a Democratic alternative that would fund government agencies through February 8 with no wall money; Chad Pergram reports from Capitol Hill.…

Trump aides encourage telling struggling workers to suck it up – CNN

Trump aides encourage telling struggling workers to suck it up – CNN

(CNN)We’re two federal paychecks into the longest government shutdown in history and government workers are hurting. But key people in President Donald Trump’s orbit have offered little in the way of comfort in recent days.Get a loan, suggested Wilbur Ross, the commerce secretary. It’s just a “little bit of pain,” said the President’s daughter-in-law and…

Trump Makes Rare Cave on Remark of the Union Speech – Snopes.com

Trump Makes Rare Cave on Remark of the Union Speech – Snopes.com

WASHINGTON (AP) — The counter-puncher caved. President Donald Trump’s decision to postpone his State of the Union address under pressure from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi surprised allies, contradicted top aides who had been working on an alternative speech plan and left all of Washington trying to determine whether it signaled new willingness by Trump to…

Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax explained – Vox.com

Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax explained – Vox.com

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) wants to curb spiraling inequality in the United States and make the rich pay, according to a scoop from Jeff Stein and Christopher Ingraham at the Washington Post. They report that the UC Berkeley economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman are working with the presidential candidate on designing a proposal to…

Level of view | Sen. Warren’s conception to tax the ultrawealthy is a orderly idea whose time has attain – Washington Put up

Level of view | Sen. Warren’s conception to tax the ultrawealthy is a orderly idea whose time has attain – Washington Put up

(Michael Dwyer/AP) Jared Bernstein, a former chief economist to Vice President Joe Biden, is a senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and author of ‘The Reconnection Agenda: Reuniting Growth and Prosperity’. January 24 at 2:36 PM Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has just introduced a tax idea this country desperately needs: a…

Apple in 2019 and the case of the costly iPhone – AppleInsider

Apple in 2019 and the case of the costly iPhone – AppleInsider

A glance at the writing that passes for financial news headlines today might make it appear that Apple is entering 2019 with troubled sales, intense new competition emerging in China, and a weakening economy where nobody can afford to buy its expensive products anymore. The solution held up by many pundits is so old that…