At this late date in the 2020 cycle, Trump and his party are more likely to contest a defeat based on dubious claims of voter fraud than to take the measures necessary to regain the public support that has been slipping away since Trump was first inaugurated. So it would be a shock if they muster the courage or political imagination to aggressively fight the coronavirus, bail out struggling state and local governments, or drop money from helicopters to keep the economy alive. It’s far easier to remain in self-delusion and seek to delude those who can theoretically control 270 electoral votes and the prospects of 51 senators. … [Read more...] about Why Doesn’t Trump Spend the Tax Dollars Necessary to Save His Presidency?
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Omar says she married a different man, Ahmed Hirsi, under a religious, but non-legal ceremony in 2002 and had two children, then separated from him and married Ahmed Nur Said Elmi in 2009, the Tribune reported. But in 2012, she had another child that she says was Hirsi’s and in 2014 and 2015, filed her taxes jointly with him — all while legally married to Elmi. … [Read more...] about Ilhan Omar Deletes 2013 Post That Revealed Her Father’s Name
The parents of a 6-year-old girl killed at Sandy Hook Elementary revealed today that they were the first and only victims to meet with the shooter’s father. Peter Lanza remains in many ways a mystery more than three months after his son killed twenty children in Newtown, but Alissa Parker said on CBS This Morning that she just had to see him. “I felt strongly that I needed to tell him something,” she explained without going into detail. “I needed to get that out of my system … It was something that I needed to do.” The meeting lasted more than an hour and reportedly included talk of Adam Lanza’s medical history. According to CBS’s Norah O’Donnell, Parker “believes that Peter Lanza holds the keys to this whole thing. She needed some closure.” … [Read more...] about Newtown Parents Needed to Tell Adam Lanza’s Father Something
a member of the first class of Delta Force who became a crime novelist, a two-time cancer survivor who climbed Mount Everest, the Army Ranger who discovered Saddam Hussein, a country music songwriter who became a Lutheran pastor, a magazine writer turned mortician, a theoretical physicist who stepped down from a tenured professorship to devote himself to his YouTube band called Ninja Sex Party, three people who went to prison, four people who died and came back to life, five people who saved their marriages by getting sober, six people who survived natural disasters. With a team of twelve, I then spent a year combing through these conversations teasing out patterns and takeaways that can help all of us survive and thrive in times of instability. … [Read more...] about Bruce Feiler: Coronavirus challenges are one of many transitions we will experience — here’s how to survive
I’m trying to get people to open up more and be more vulnerable. That’s a scary word, though. And there’s this macho mentality with men where we don’t want to talk about our problems. But that’s really all it is, is talking through it. When I’m able to talk through my problems, it’s like a one-hundred-pound weight has been lifted off my chest, and I’m able to live a happier life, be a better father, be a better husband, and be a harder worker. It’s taken me thirty years to get there, but it doesn’t matter. I was able to get through it and learned a lot about myself by going through some of the darkest places I’ve ever been to in my life, and I’m a better person now because of it. And you know, the suicide rate is way too high. This is life-changing. If I never talked, who knows if I’d still be alive today. … [Read more...] about How Michael Phelps Conquered His Demons: ‘I Didn’t Want to Live’