opinion Jon Webb Evansville Courier & Press Published 2:00 p.m. UTC Jul 4, 2018 Author’s note: Yes, I know there have officially been 45 presidents. See below for the commander in chief who messed up the numbers. The bad ones 44. James Buchanan – Didn’t believe black people should be allowed citizenship. Also did nothing to prevent the Civil War, which led to the death of hundreds of thousands of people. If his own mother saw him walking down the street, she’d boot him right in the nose. 43. Franklin Pierce – Remembered for 1.) trying to expand slavery into Kansas and Nebraska; 2.) nothing else. 42. Andrew Jackson – Slave trader. Slaughterer of Native Americans. On $20 bill! 41. William Henry Harrison – Died after 31 days in office. Tried to officially legalize slavery in Indiana when he served as governor of the territory. Known by nicknames “Old Tippecanoe,” “Hot Rod.” 40. John Tyler – After … [Read more...] about U.S. presidents, ranked
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Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Will Mexico help Donald Trump by halting a U.S.-bound caravan of migrants? The Mexican government has prevented large numbers of Central American migrants from reaching the U.S. border. Will they help Trump this time? Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. Migrant caravan in Mexico A girl lies awake as Central American migrants traveling with the annual "Stations of the Cross" caravan sleep at a sports club in Matias Romero, Oaxaca State, Mexico, Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The caravan of Central American migrants that angered U.S. … [Read more...] about Will Mexico help Donald Trump by halting a U.S.-bound caravan of migrants?
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE -- Pope Francis says he wasn't offended by the "Communist crucifix" given to him by Bolivian President Evo Morales during his South American pilgrimage. Morales surprised the pontiff with the unusual gift, a crucifix attached to a hammer and sickle, when Francis arrived in La Paz on Wednesday. The crucifix was a replica of one designed by a Jesuit priest, the Rev. Luis Espinal, who was tortured and killed by Bolivian paramilitary squads in 1980. Francis prayed at the site of Espinal's assassination upon his arrival in Bolivia. The modified crucifix immediately raised eyebrows, with some questioning whether Morales, whose socialist and anti-church rhetoric is well-known, was trying to score a questionable political point with a questionable, and possibly sacrilegious, melding of faith and ideology. Francis, an Argentine Jesuit, said Espinal was well-known among his fellow Jesuits as a proponent of the Marxist strain of liberation theology. The Vatican opposed … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Pope weighs in on “Communist crucifix” and U.S. critics
Niall O’Dowd, 64, at the Old Town Bar near Union Square in Manhattan, where he once met members of the Irish Republican Army to discuss peace deals. (Astrid Riecken/For The Washington Post ) A dark hotel bar in Dublin. Just after Christmas, 1992. Niall O’Dowd was new to the secret agent game — and more than a little awkward at it. It was an odd and audacious undertaking: An Irish-born journalist who had become a U.S. citizen after illegally overstaying his student visa was now working quietly on behalf of Bill Clinton, who had just been elected president. Clinton was intrigued by the notion of bringing peace to Northern Ireland, of ending the violence between Protestants and Catholics. Peace would only work if the Irish Republican Army was interested in a cease-fire — but the incoming president knew he wouldn’t exactly be able to send his secretary of state to Belfast for a cheery sit-down with a group officially considered terrorists in Washington and … [Read more...] about How an undocumented Irish immigrant became an unofficial U.S. diplomat
JERUSALEM — Vice President Pence has embarked on a short visit to the Middle East for a trip that had been postponed already twice since December. After talks in Egypt and Jordan, he is to arrive in Israel Sunday evening. While he’s expected to be warmly welcomed by Israeli leaders, he won’t meet any Palestinian officials during his trip. After President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, many Palestinians will be closely following Pence's words and actions. "They have killed any hope among Palestinians," Jawad Siyam, a Palestinian activist, told Deutsche Welle. "The visit certainly has the potential to add to simmering tensions in the city." More: How the Bible helps Pence navigate his role as Trump's vice president More: A look at Vice President Pence's first year in office: key takeaways More: First year of Trump-Pence brings bountiful blessings, religious conservatives … [Read more...] about U.S. decision on Jerusalem looms large over Pence Middle East visit