In reference to efforts to teach black children, the president of the St. Petersburg, Florida, chapter of the NAACP, Maria Scruggs, said: "The (school) district has shown they just can't do it.... Now it's time for the community to step in."
Many people believe that the US president is just a figurehead, with actual foreign policy firmly in the hands of the deep state. Trump’s latest dramatic U-turn on pulling troops from Syria certainly feeds such theories.
The 116th Congress was just sworn in, and much is made of how it’s the “most diverse in U.S. history.” But is diversity really a strength? Or is it a weakness to be overcome?
As I write, the mass media is full of condemnations about the government shutdown. President Trump blames the Democrats, and the Democrats blame President Trump. The issue, of course, is the prospect of a wall at the Mexican border. But there are aspects of this very real problem that aren’t being discussed.
The primary job of Congress is to pass a budget. Yet year after year, its members fail to do their job. This year is no different.