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John Dickerson: Kelly’s speech touched on the fear of "split in America" – CBS News

White House chief of staff Gen. John Kelly’s Thursday speech touched on a broader, general fear that “political fights are now permanent and there has been a split in America that is forgetting our common humanity,” CBS News chief Washington correspondent and “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson said.  The only way out of the “constant combat,” […]

Former President George W. Bush condemns Trump-era America: ‘Bigotry seems emboldened’ – Chicago Tribune

Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded the nation’s true identity. The comments, delivered at a New York City conference hosted by the George W. Bush Institute, amounted to an indirect critique from a former Republican president […]

Opinion: America needs big ideas to heal our divides. Here are three. – PBS NewsHour

American democratic institutions are under attack — with presidential insults slung at the independent judiciary, allegations of “fake news” and “alternative facts” undercutting public understanding of key issues, partisan gerrymandering and political polarization crippling the Congress, and travel bans targeting particular religious groups. As if these unexpected developments aren’t enough to wear our institutions thin, […]

Watch The First Full Episode Of Jalopnik’s TV Show Car VS. America Right Here – Jalopnik

Here at Jalopnik we spent years crapping on car television for being generally awful. That’s because deep down, we always thought we could maybe do it better. Strap yourself in, because you’re about to watch our first attempt at doing exactly that: Car vs. America. What goodness was missing from car shows? Well, besides hosts […]

Obama calls on Americans to reject ‘politics of fear’ in return to campaign trail – CNN

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what’s happening in the world as it unfolds. Obama calls on Americans to reject ‘politics of fear’ in return to campaign trail – CNN

Ranked: The 25 Happiest Cities In America – Forbes

These are the happiest cities in the United States. (Photo courtesy of Shutterstock) We always hear about the happiest places in the world, with countries like Denmark topping the list. But what about happiness closer to home? National Geographic, Gallup and New York Times best-selling author Dan Buettner teamed up to rank the 25 happiest cities in the United States. The list is based on […]

Move over, America. China now presents itself as the model ‘blazing a new trail’ for the world. – Washington Post

Chinese President Xi Jinping, bottom center, is applauded by senior members of the government after his speech at the opening session of the 19th Communist Party Congress on Oct. 18 in Beijing. (Kevin Frayer/Getty Images) BEIJING — American presidents are fond of describing their nation as a “city on a hill” — a shining example […]

Having Changed America, The League Of POW/MIA Families Fades – NPR

Ann Mills-Griffiths has spent almost 40 years leading the National League of POW/MIA Families. Her brother is a missing naval aviator. Jay Price/North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC hide caption toggle caption Jay Price/North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC Ann Mills-Griffiths has spent almost 40 years leading the National League of POW/MIA Families. Her brother […]

Ford to recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America – Reuters

(Reuters) – Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America, including certain 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks, to add water shields to side door latches. (ford.to/2ySvCBJ) The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to frozen door latch or a bent […]

What America Is Losing as Its Small Towns Struggle – The Atlantic

There, as well as in the places Conn and Carr are familiar with, some young people moved on to universities and bigger towns and cities, carrying community values with them, adding to the talent pool of the nation’s urban economies, just as Morgan suggested. (Dwight Eisenhower, to name just one example, was raised in Abilene, […]

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