Month: November 2019

Clarence Thomas compares ‘modern-day liberal’ to a Klansman in new film

“We were told that, ‘Oh, it’s gonna be the bigot in the pickup truck; it’s gonna be the Klansmen; it’s gonna be the rural sheriff.’ But it turned out that through all of that, ultimately the biggest impediment was the modern-day liberal.”

Illinois Democrat senator resigns amid federal corruption, bribery probe

On Sept. 24, FBI agents raided Sandoval’s offices and home looking for information on concrete and construction businesses as well as information related to bribery or theft of federal funds. They were also looking for information on a power company, officials, lobbyists, gambling interests, a red-light camera company and information on at least three suburban mayors.

President Trump mocks Newsweek over story on Thanksgiving plans

President Trump mocked Newsweek over its story on his Thanksgiving plans after it posted a story Thursday entitled “How is Trump spending Thanksgiving? Tweeting, golfing and more.”

“I thought Newsweek was out of business?” Trump said with a retweet of his son Donald Trump Jr.’s tweet that placed a screenshot of Newsweek’s story next to photos of the president in Afghanistan where he made a surprise visit U.S. troops on the holiday.

President Trump said he’s going to designate the cartels as terrorist organizations

In a win for conservatives who have been calling for the policy for months, President Donald Trump said that he will designate Mexican drug cartels as Foreign Terror Organizations (FTOs) under federal law in an interview released on Tuesday.

Bloomberg touts taxing the poor: ‘Do you want to pander to those people?’

Former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, the latest entry in the Democratic presidential race, has argued in favor of taxing the poor.
As recently as last year, the billionaire media mogul made the case that higher taxes on the poor can force them to make better and healthier life choices.

Colleges struggle with soaring student demand for mental health counseling

On some campuses, the number of students seeking treatment has nearly doubled over the last five years while overall enrollment has remained relatively flat. The increase has been tied to reduced stigma around mental health, along with rising rates of depression and other disorders. Universities have expanded their mental health clinics, but the growth is often slow, and demand keeps surging.