Sunday, March 26, 2017

From The Washington Post: "Donald Trump is giving a lot of mixed messages about whom to blame on health care"

Analysis on Sunday from The Washington Post, by Amber Phillips, re: President Trump, and the failure of the Republican health care bill. Phillips writes that "in a sharp contrast from Friday, when he pointed the finger at Democrats," Mr. Trump is now "turning his fire at his own party."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wall Street Journal editorial: "The President's Credibility"

A piece in The New York Times, below, concerns a forceful Wall Street Journal editorial which appeared online Tuesday night. The Journal's editorial, titled "A President’s Credibility," included the following, as noted by The Times:

“Two months into his Presidency, Gallup has Mr. Trump’s approval rating at 39 percent. No doubt Mr. Trump considers that fake news, but if he doesn’t show more respect for the truth, most Americans may conclude he’s a fake President.”

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Trump and the "wiretaps"

From the Times story, below, regarding the view of the leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee:

"Based on the information available to us, we see no indications that Trump Tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the United States government either before or after Election Day 2016," Senator Richard M. Burr, Republican of North Carolina, and Senator Mark Warner, Democrat of Virginia, said in a statement.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

"McCain to Trump: Retract wiretapping claim or prove it"

More threats, to JCCs and other Jewish institutions

There were threats to more Jewish Community Centers on Sunday.  One of the facilities targeted with a bomb threat today--a JCC in Rochester, New York--had received another threat this past Tuesday; threats were made on Tuesday to JCCs and other institutions in several states, including the Anti-Defamation League headquarters in Manhattan, and other ADL offices.

As reports, today: "Other locations reporting similar threats [to that made against the Rochester JCC] included Indianapolis Jewish Community Center in Indiana; the Jewish Community Center of Greater Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada; and The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. All reopened a few hours later without incident."  In addition: "The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center of Houston also received a bomb threat -- its second in three weeks, Executive Vice President Joel Dinkin said. The center, which received the threat via email, was not evacuated"

Here is a report about Tuesday's threats: