A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…
HEROES OF THE WEEK
She probably wasn’t too smart, but Melissa Smith still makes this week’s list
“Terrorism must be stopped or … the horror you saw in Manchester and so many other places will continue forever. Wherever they exist in our societies, we must drive them out and never, ever let them back in.”
“You may have heard that things didn’t exactly go the way I planned. But you know what, I’m doing OK. I won’t lie, chardonnay helped a little too.”
Hillary Clinton speaking to graduates at Wellesley College, her alma mater
“I think poverty to a large extent is also a state of mind. You take somebody that has the right mindset, you can take everything from them and put them on the street, and I guarantee in a little while they’ll be right back up there. And you take somebody with the wrong mindset, you can give them everything in the world, they’ll work their way right back down to the bottom. “I think the majority of people don’t have that defeatist attitude, but they sometimes just don’t see the way, and that’s where government can come in and be very helpful. It can provide the ladder of opportunity, it can provide the mechanism that will demonstrate to them what can be done.”
HUD Secretary Ben Carson
“If the, and I use this term extremely loosely, ‘leadership’ of Louisiana wishes to, in a Nazi-ish fashion, burn books or destroy historical monuments of OUR HISTORY, they should be LYNCHED!”
Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver, in a now-deleted Facebook post. The New Orleans City Council approved the removal of four Confederate statues — a decision that has been met with nationwide controversy.
“I love our police department. I would never do anything to hurt them.”
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, breaking down in tears last week while apologizing for a proclamation that honored a man who killed one of the city’s police officers. The proclamation has since been retracted, and the mayor blamed the mistake on human error.
“Conservatives no longer get the same protection from the police. Even illegal aliens are treated better by the police on campuses controlled by liberals. It wouldn’t surprise me if we start seeing armed gangs of conservatives policing marches to protect other people on the Right from armed gangs of liberals since the Left has convinced the police not to do it. This is the world liberals are creating with their short term thinking: one where both sides of the political argument will have armed factions at political rallies. How healthy does that sound for the country?”
Columnist John Hawkins
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
The Trumps are not holding hands!
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK