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For some, emergency declaration pits conservatism against Trumpism
News ImagePresident Trumps declaration of a national emergency to secure more funding for his border wall is drawing political attacks from Democrats and legal challenges from states and other organizations. It is also, less conspicuously, creating internal strains in the presidents own party. While a majority of Republicans supports the presidents decision, some conservatives, especially those concerned about constitutional rule and limited government, are finding it hard to get behind a move that risks expanding presidential power.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:21:46 -0500
Ode to joy, and peace, in Venezuela
Ode to joy, and peace, in VenezuelaThe soft power of music will be up against the hard power of Venezuelas dictator, Nicols Maduro, and his generals. While the main goal is to solicit donations from online viewers and provide relief for millions inside Venezuela, the concert has another, less tangible goal. We want to make it a joyous occasion,Mr. Branson, founder of Virgin Group, told The Associated Press.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 14:49:02 -0500
No smoking: How one city is cutting the hookah haze
No smoking: How one city is cutting the hookah hazeNo government office or police station would be complete without a haze of smoke, or desks littered with cigarette-stuffed coffee cups. Jordan is home to the second-highest smoking prevalence in the world, with more than 60 percent of adult citizens and 70 percent of adult males smoking, according to Jordans Health Ministry. With health costs rising and medical experts linking smoking to 26 percent of male cancer cases, Jordans Parliament passed a law in 2008 banning lighting up in government offices, shopping centers, malls, airports, hospitals, and schools.
Wed, 20 Feb 2019 11:56:11 -0500
Whos a populist? Democrats taking on Trump look to reclaim the mantle
News ImageStop calling Donald Trump a populist, liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman ordered the media last August. Its true, Mr. Krugman wrote, President Trump does occasionally pose as a champion of ordinary Americans against the elite. Mr. Trump, for his part, boasts that his policies have been great for American workers and commands big crowds doing so.
Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:26:11 -0500
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