It almost seems like déjà vu. Like just around this time last year, Syria’s Assad government has apparently used chemical weapons on his own citizenry and civilians, leading to horrific casualties.
President Trump has begun a tit-for-tat trade battle with China that has sent the stock market into a spiral and left economists and policymakers on both sides of the aisle scratching their heads.
A couple of weeks ago, President Trump officially implemented his long-expected steel and aluminum tariffs this week to a mix of praise and outrage that quickly broke party lines and that retrieved the word “mercantilism” from the history books to the national headlines.
“Africa is simply tired of being in the dark” – Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank.
Past mistakes coming home to roost! I was a big Margaret Thatcher fan in my younger days. Why? Because she was a Conservative and that meant her policies should match my thinking without me having to consider the deeper ramifications. As I have got older I realized that certain things that she did have had a devastating effect on the domestic economy and the lives of the UK population many many years later:
I am reading Facebook less and less now and contributing even less. The stuff I read angers me intensely and what Facebook has the potential to become is something that was never intended.
Last week former Georgia Senator and Governor, and lifelong Democrat, Zell Miller passed away at the age of 86. His life and legacy are immense. From creating Georgia’s HOPE scholarship to assist academically gifted poor Georgian children in achieving a higher education, to his over 45 years in public service, the former Marine and professor from rural Appalachia undoubtedly left his mark on this country.