How stands John Winthrop's "city upon a hill" this Thanksgiving? How stands the country that was to be "a light unto the nations"? To those who look to cable TV for news, the answer must at the least be ambiguous. For consider the issues that have lately convulsed the public discourse of the American republic.
President Donald Trump will participate in the 70th annual National Thanksgiving Turkey pardoning ceremony in the White House Rose Garden on Tuesday, sparing two birds the fate of landing on a dinner table this Thursday.
The timing for the conference in Little Rock, Ark., couldn't have been worse. But apparently the participants didn't notice. Commemorating the 25 years since the 1992 presidential election may have seemed like a great idea when the geniuses at the Clinton Foundation began planning a big party for their boss.
A federal judge issued an injunction to permanently block President Trump's executive order to deny funding to cities that refused to cooperate with federal immigration officials, after finding the order unconstitutional.
This has been a good year for the global economy, and 2018 will follow that trend, analysts at Goldman Sachs said. Economic growth around the world has picked up steam this year. Germany - Europe's largest economy - grew an unexpectedly strong 0.8 percent in the third quarter. In Japan, the economy has grown for seven straight quarters. Meanwhile, in the U.S., the economy grew 3 percent in the third quarter.
Exclusive details have emerged on the early morning attack against Border Patrol agents that left one agent dead and another hospitalized in serious condition on November, 19 2017. Breitbart Texas first broke the news of the death and injuries and now the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) says that their agents on the ground have stated that the agents were tracking a group of illegal aliens who then beat the agents with rocks until one was killed and the other hospitalized.
In the longstanding liberal narrative about Bill Clinton and his scandals, the one pushed by Clinton courtiers and ratified in media coverage of his post-presidency, our 42nd president was only guilty of being a horndog, his affairs were nobody's business but his family's, and oral sex with Monica Lewinsky was a small thing that should never have put his presidency in peril.
Polls show voters are jumping to the same conclusion as much of Washington: that President Trump "colluded" with Vladimir Putin to steal the presidential election. But the evidence doesn't back that up. Instead, such perceptions are driven by a number of key government and media assertions, which on closer inspection, dissolve into illusion.