Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador will fly commercial to the United States on Tuesday for meetings with US President Donald Trump. That means the president of the tenth-most populous country in the world will hope his flight isn't delayed, wedge any carry-on into the overhead and pray for a consistent cabin temperature, all while dreaming of more leg room. You know, like the rest of us. … [Read more...] about Mexico’s president has his own plane. So why is he flying commercial to meet Trump?
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The U.S.-Mexico relationship has long been a fraught one for Mexican leaders. They must straddle a sometimes fine line between cooperation and not appearing submissive to a neighboring superpower that in the distant past invaded and seized Mexican territory, and more recently has provided an economic “escape valve” for millions of impoverished Mexicans — whose remittances back home have helped prop up the country’s economy. … [Read more...] about López Obrador heading to Washington to meet Trump amid controversy
Those numbers have improved over time, but more recent surveys continue to show a partisan divide on the wisdom of mask wearing. A Pew Research poll from the middle of June showed 52% of Republicans said masks should be worn all or most of the time, compared to 86% of Democrats. … [Read more...] about The mask decision that will haunt Trump’s reelection bid
When scores of people are losing their jobs because of years-old tweets or remarks that are racially insensitive by today’s standards, when college-bound students find the doors slammed in their face because of un-woke social media posts, when a professor loses his post at Michigan State University because he shared data suggesting cop shootings are not racially biased, or the New York Times fires an editor because he publishes an opinion piece not conforming to the paper’s liberal code, millions are intimidated, afraid to speak up. … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: Trump punches back at totalitarian left — here’s why Mt. Rushmore speech important
This year's pandemic and the 2014 epidemic "are very similar in certain ways," said Dr. Emanuele Capobianco, director of health and care for the IFRC. "I remember there was a very huge spike for malaria, because malaria was not being diagnosed," he told CNN. To alleviate this, tests were taken out to the community, allowing malaria to be diagnosed and treated more easily. … [Read more...] about Ending the coronavirus pandemic could cause over 1 million extra deaths from other diseases, experts warn