The Washington Post’s latest poll is enough to make the Statue of Liberty cringe.“In a new poll, half of Republicans say they would support postponing the 2020 election if Trump proposed it,” read the headline of the paper’s Monkey Cage blog (for election geeks) on Thursday, which quickly reverberated around the internet.
How is Donald Trump doing in his mission to impress the world’s Very Important People? Not so great, apparently. Buzzfeed writer Alberto Nardelli spoke with six high-ranking European government officials (who asked to remain anonymous, for obvious reasons) who have engaged with Trump and his team to find out what they think of the current administration. The general consensus is that Trump and his whole operation are kind of a mess.
Former Breitbart CEO-turned-senior White House official Steve Bannon’s plan to smear and discredit President Donald Trump’s national security adviser H. R. McMaster has backfired, leaving Bannon more isolated than ever among his fellow staffers, said Politico on Friday.
At minimum, police departments whose mandate is to protect and serve the public should be compelled to remove bad cops from their ranks, to ensure that police power comes with at least a modicum of accountability. Though it doesn’t happen nearly enough, some law enforcement officials do try to weed out problem officers. Since 2006, the largest police departments in the country have fired at least 1,881 cops for behaviors that range from ethically questionable to morally unjustifiable.
On July 28, Apple heiress Laurene Powell Jobs bought a majority stake in The Atlantic.It’s the latest media purchase by the billionaire class, a group that includes Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (the Washington Post), Boston Red Sox owner John Henry (the Boston Globe), billionaire Glen Taylor (the Minneapolis Star-Tribune) and casino magnate Sheldon Adelson (the Las Vegas Review-Journal).