It has been more than a decade since Jaime Ramos left Mexico to live in the United States. There are almost no memories left of his home country now. Among the few exceptions is the vivid experience of his 9th birthday.
A museum dedicated to the freedom of expression – one of five freedoms enshrined in the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution – called the Newseum, in Washington, D.C., is undergoing a “strategic review” and may have to close due to financial difficulties, it was revealed last week.
The announcement, which coincided with the resignation of the museum’s president and CEO, received a mixed reception from the local media industry.
Farmers in Tracy, a rural town in south-western Minnesota, predominantly voted for Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election. But even some of them criticize the president for his late-night Twitter rants. We discovered this during our three-day visit to Tracy last week. All four Trump supporters I spoke to told me more or less the same: the president should get rid of his bad Twitter habit and focus on what is really important – for example tax reforms.
Like many Afghans, I was not expecting that President Donald Trump would break 16 years of U.S. silence to publicly slam Pakistan for providing safe havens to the Afghan Taliban, as he did in his remarks on the United States' policy in Afghanistan and South Asia.
"We can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens," Trump said on Aug. 21 in Fort Myer Arlington, Va. "Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor terrorists."
The U.S. media has become used to being derided as “fake news” by Donald Trump on Twitter. This week was no different, with the president blasting the “fake news media” and “truly bad people” in the wake of the killing of a protester at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, while he celebrated the return of his former chief strategist Steve Bannon to Breitbart: “Fake news needs the competition!”