Month: August 2018

Like Trump, Roosevelt Was a Disrupter-in-Chief

Lawrence Martin, Globe & Mail“What a comfort,” Franklin Delano Roosevelt said one day back in 1936, “to get away from the damn newspapers … I wish I had enough money to start a newspaper, confined to news without interpret…

Germany: number of people with immigrant roots rises

BERLIN (AP) – Official data show that the number of people in Germany with immigrant roots increased 4.4 percent last year to nearly 19.3 million. The Federal Statistical Office said Wednesday that 51 percent of those people were German citizens. It de…

Trump admin officials are promoting lower-cost, short-term health plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is clearing the way for insurers to sell short-term health plans as a bargain alternative to pricey Obama-law policies for people struggling with high premiums. But the policies don’t have to cover exist…

UK appeals court orders far-right activist released

LONDON (AP) – A British court has ordered prominent far-right activist Tommy Robinson to be released on bail while he appeals a finding of contempt of court. Robinson had been jailed for 13 months after live-streaming outside a criminal trial in violat…