Donald Trump has been wrong about nearly everything when it comes to the FBI—wrong about its political nature, wrong about its corruption, wrong about its leadership—but it turns out that he gets at least two things right about the bureau: Axiosreported Sunday that the president thinks its headquarters, the aging J. Edgar Hoover Building, across Pennsylvania Avenue from Trump’s own hotel, is “terrible.” “Honestly, I think it’s one of the ugliest buildings in the city,” Trump has evidently told at least one source.Story Continued Below He’s certainly correct about that. The unwelcoming and obsolete Brutalist monstrosity of the Hoover Building has no place in a society that prizes transparency and accountability from its law enforcement. The building is literally falling apart. The government has spent millions to erect nets around it to catch falling concrete, and one part of its underground parking garage has been closed after … [Read more...] about Two Things Donald Trump Gets Right About the FBI
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Breana Noble and Lauren Abdel-Razzaq The Detroit News Published 10:47 p.m. UTC Jun 21, 2018 More than 20,000 people have signed up for free tours of Michigan Central Depot this weekend — so many, in fact, that Ford Motor Co. has stopped taking reservations ahead of its planned renovations to the iconic Corktown building. Ford does not plan to extend tours beyond the weekend because of the company's construction plan schedule, spokeswoman Marisa Bradley said. However, there could be future opportunities as Ford explores its broader plans, she added. For those who've made reservations, the former train station is open from 1-6 p.m. Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The building is located at 2001 15th St. in Detroit. "I think what’s been really exciting is to see how much passion and love for what this symbolizes for the city and the future," Bradley said. "We’ve heard from dozens of people who have shared their stories … [Read more...] about 6 things to look for while touring the Michigan Central Depot
Michelle Boorstein and Sarah Pulliam Bailey, The Washington Post Published 2:50 pm, Sunday, June 10, 2018 Photo: Washington Post Photo By Sarah Pulliam Bailey As Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Paige Patterson, seen here May 4 at a commencement in Fort Worth, was one of the most powerful leaders in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention, a giant force in American evangelicalism. Paige Patterson, seen here May 4 at a commencement in Fort Worth, was one of the most powerful leaders in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention, a giant force in American evangelicalism. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Sarah Pulliam Bailey As How women led to the dramatic rise and fall of Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson 1 / 1 Back to Gallery Southern Baptists pride themselves on being independent, … [Read more...] about How women led to the dramatic rise and fall of Southern Baptist leader Paige Patterson
Watch this, America. A state may be about to do something sensible, bipartisan and even humanitarian to take care of its people. It could still fall apart, as it has before. But Virginia’s lawmakers appear to be on the verge of insuring about 400,000 low-income residents by expanding Medicaid after years of refusing to do so. Remember, Virginia is a place where thousands of people queue up before dawn on one weekend every summer to get free treatment from volunteers who turn livestock pens into medical crash units at the Wise County Fairgrounds because people are so desperate for care. It’s a scene I visited four years ago when the Remote Area Medical clinic was the only hope for folks with bleeding gums, black lungs, oxygen tanks and broken backs to get treatment. [When medical care means a cot in a cow pen and the mercy of volunteers] In 2014, Molly Bass, 3, waited in the car for 15 hours because her dad, Tim Bass, needed some dental work done and couldn’t afford … [Read more...] about Will Virginia finally do the right thing for 400,000 people desperate for health care?
Photo by SCOTT SUTTELL The 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival is giving Tower City a sharp look this month. SCREEN GEMS "Embrace Curiosity" is the theme of this year's CIFF. • See the world from the comfort of a movie theater seat at the 42nd Cleveland International Film Festival. Starting Wednesday night, April 4, with the Opening Night screening of "The Drummer and the Keeper" at Playhouse Square, and running through April 15 at Tower City Cinemas and some ancillary locations, CIFF42 will showcase 216 feature films, 253 short films, 14 virtual reality films and six interactive media projects — representing 72 countries. Nearly 400 guest filmmakers will appear at various screenings. New this year is "Taste of the Festival," sponsored by Dollar Bank, which offers 26 screenings for free; on Monday, April 9, through Wednesday, April 11, films with start times between 11 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. are free and open to the public. … [Read more...] about 12 things to do in Cleveland through April 10