It was a stark contrast at the top of Friday’s Style section of The Washington Post. At the far right was a typically harsh anti-Trump piece by media columnist Margaret Sullivan headlined “For Trump, USA Today acts like USA Toady.”
Really? Right next to that piece was a toadying puff piece on Michelle Obama by Peter Slevin. The subhead was “Michelle Obama steps into the spotlight to promote voting and girls’ education (and sell a zillion copies of her memoir, Becoming).”
Sullivan was outraged that USA Today published an op-ed by Trump, and she happily quoted the very opinionated verdict of Post “Fact Checker” Glenn Kessler that “almost every sentence contained a misleading statement or a falsehood.”
Meanwhile, Slevin’s copy was so sugary it could give a reader a cavity. Michelle Obama is “feeling purposeful and invigorated” and “liberated” and “preparing for a mega-book…
Here is a wonderful, if terribly sad, video of students at NYU criticizing President Trump’s State of the Union speech. The problem is that he hasn’t given the speech yet. These students are part of a human echo chamber where they have leftist teachers fill-ing their heads and then they bounce the same ideas off each other with no place for differing ideas, or, God forbid, the truth.
It’s that time of the year when media outlets write up the people and trends who defined the year while ignoring the man who redefined it.
2017 was the year that the United States of America got up off its knees. It was the year that we stopped following the world and started leading it. It was the year that our booming economy accomplished the impossible. It was the year that we became a great nation again.
And one man is responsible for that.
President Trump promised to make America great again. And every day, it’s happening. Factory workers and small businessmen, farmers and ranchers, soldiers and police officers are waking up to a renewed America. Time chose a social justice hashtag as its ‘Thing of the Year’. We’re choosing the man who turned the country around as our “Man of the Year”.
*It just never ends, does it? Below is a Time cover from 2006 when George Bush was President. Clearly Time didn’t care for him any more than it and the rest of the mainstream media does for President Trump. Above is Time’s most recent cover slams President Trump for enforcing U.S. laws against entering the country illegally.*
Deaths and injuries from gun violence occur at higher rates in the United States compared to other developed countries. Yet, there has been relatively little public health research aimed at understanding and preventing this important threat to health. In a Viewpoint published this week in JAMA Surgery, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, argue for more research on firearm injury, including the establishment of a national database on incidents of gun violence. The authors point to recent research showing that in Philadelphia, gun murders and injuries are much more strongly associated with race than neighborhood income levels.
“Firearm violence is still largely a taboo research subject,” said lead author Jessica Beard, MD, MPH, a postdoctoral fellow in the department of Traumatology, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency Surgery at Penn Medicine. “We struggle to obtain even basic information on its epidemiology. We need data to accurately assess the overall extent and geographic distribution of this problem.” Continue reading →