"One way he thought of speeding up the agriculture growth was to plant [crops] more densely," says Barnard College political science professor Xiaobo Lü. "And that’s scientifically irrational, that did not really increase the production. Very soon in 1959, there was also some drought [and] floods. So natural disaster plus this human policy and that became a killer combo." … [Read more...] about ‘The Unauthorized History of Socialism’: Mao’s ‘Great Leap Forward’ kills millions in China
"From January 16 to February 5, the United States Senate was paralyzed by the House Democrats and Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi with this outrageous impeachment trial where the Senators had to sit on their hands, shut their mouths and couldn't pass any business," Levin explained. … [Read more...] about Mark Levin slams Schumer, Pelosi as ‘the last people I want playing doctor with me or the American people’
One obvious answer to what’s driving the fervor in our country is economic stagnation in the middle. When you add soaring health care, education and housing costs to lower wage gains, many Americans have felt economically flat, or even down, these past couple of decades. Couple this with the high visibility of those thriving at the top and you have a recipe for political disruption. When people who have felt economically stagnant for years see the massive number of private planes parked at the airport — planes that weren’t there a few years ago in nearly as many numbers — they start wondering if the system is rigged. When people see a financial crisis that makes Wall Streeters richer, they start questioning the fundamental fairness of our economic system. These worries have been exacerbated by the horrible behavior displayed by America’s leaders in recent years. … [Read more...] about Why Have The American People Decided To Throw Out Their Political Leaders And Start Over?
A crowd began to chant “send her back” after President Donald Trump spoke out against Rep. Ilhan Omar at a rally Wednesday in North Carolina. Politicians and commentators had mixed opinions about the chant, with Ben Shapiro calling it “disgusting” while Shireen Qudosi announced that it was a “common sense message.” Trump has not yet addressed the chant, but tweeted about the rally Thursday morning. Politicians and commentators on the right have mixed feelings about Trump supporters chanting “send her back” after President Donald Trump spoke out against Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar during a rally in North Carolina Wednesday. … [Read more...] about Here’s What Some People On The Right Think Of The ‘Send Her Back’ Chant
In places where it’s workable, police departments could start offering short-term contracts. If police service could be seen as one chapter among many in someone’s professional life, it would expand candidate pools and give more people an opportunity to serve their neighborhoods. And, it would better reflect the 21st century job market. … [Read more...] about Daniel Linskey: Our safety threatened because too few people want to be cops – Here’s how to solve the problem