President Trump on Friday announced that Bahrain has agreed to normalize relations with Israel, another diplomatic win for the president coming after a similar agreement with the United Arab Emirates just last month.
“This is really something special, very, very special,” Trump said in the Oval Office, predicting that the region “will become more secure and prosperous” as a result of the diplomatic moves. [Read More]
Nobody wanted to cancel cops 19 years ago today, said Debra Burlingame, who lost her brother in the 9/11 attacks.
Police, firefighters, EMTs, soldiers, chaplains, co-workers, the heroes on the four hijacked jets — they all confronted certain death to save others. But the defund the police movement, Burlingame said, has left her forlorn.
“This 9/11 anniversary feels like a bitter betrayal of what what America stood for that day,” Burlingame told the Herald. “So many didn’t run the other way. Firefighters hugged each other goodbye as they went up those stairwells. Cops, too.” [Read More]
Just before New Year’s Eve 2017, President Trump told The New York Times’ Michael Schmidt:
“Another reason that I’m going to win another four years is because newspapers, television, all forms of media will tank if I’m not there because without me, their ratings are going down the tubes. Without me, The New York Times will indeed be not the failing New York Times, but the failed New York Times. So they basically have to let me win.”
Whether or not that’s the case, the media do seem to be intentionally attacking Trump in an ineffective way. The latest fusillade — that Trump disparaged fallen troops — is believed exclusively by people who already detest Trump, but by no one else. [Read More]
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It’s a quandary many school districts are facing amid the coronavirus trend of shuttered campuses: what to do with bus drivers?
In some places, drivers have been tasked with delivering school meals to families. In others, they are distributing technology and devices. Fairfax County Public Schools in Northern Virginia, however, has another solution — send bus drivers out to drive their old routes in empty buses, picking up no one and delivering nothing, to justify their continuation on the payroll. [Read More]