The most noteworthy thing about the recent protests is how much they have actually accomplished. The protesters — the reasonable ones, at least — have won. Many don’t seem to realize it, but we are discussing race and racism like never before. Even for those of us who do not think America is institutionally racist, the current debate has caused a new level of analysis and reflection. I’ve had more people tell me they have changed their views on issues like Confederate names than ever before. The reality is that a country founded on the principle that “all men are created equal” should be held to a higher standard. It’s a standard we have not always met. (RELATED: These Politicians Used To Be Proud Of America, What Changed?) … [Read more...] about PATEL: Is America Good?
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"I am proud that President Trump has substantially increased enforcement and prosecutions," Gaetz said. "There are more than a half a dozen Antifa members from up in Portland [Ore.] that are going to be facing a federal judge and I think prison time as a consequence of organizing these things." … [Read more...] about Matt Gaetz: War on America’s monuments is ‘attempted cultural genocide’
Writing in new book, Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man, Mary added: ”The biggest takeaways were that Madonna chewed gum in a way Donald found unattractive and that Katarina Witt, a German Olympic figure skater who had won two gold medals and four world championships, had big calves.” … [Read more...] about Madonna described as one of the ‘worst, ugliest and fattest slobs’ by Donald Trump because she refused to date him
News director Barnaby Sharp says the model that Nelson has been operating on is archaic. It fails businesses and it fails consumers. "Vibrant cities invite people in, giving them more than just a one-shop experience. Closing Trafalgar St to traffic is the future, when Nelson has for too long been stuck in the past." … [Read more...] about A vision for the central city
He leads the way up the Miss Jean Brodie Steps, which connect the Grassmarket with Lauriston Place. One of the best views of the castle, he promises, is from this pathway. He’s right: it’s magnificent. Edinburgh folk are to be admired for their refusal to become jaded about the citadel in their midst. The trick is to develop a favourite perspective of one’s own – glimpsing it, for instance, from the top deck of a certain bus cresting a certain rise at a certain golden hour. “The person who is tired of Edinburgh,” Rankin smiles, paraphrasing Dr Johnson, “is tired of life.” … [Read more...] about ‘With Edinburgh empty, we’re seeing our city through tourists’ eyes’