Week-ends (08/20/17)

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

Mouhssin Ismail

VILLAINS OF THE WEEK

Maria Chappelle-Nadal

QUOTES OF THE WEEK

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides, on many sides. My administration is restoring the sacred bonds of loyalty between this nation and its citizens, but our citizens must also restore the bonds of trust and loyalty between one another. We must love each other, respect each other and cherish our history and our future together. (White supremacists are) repugnant to all that we hold dear as Americans.”
President Trump

“How could anyone raise an objection to this? And yet a firestorm erupted among those who sought to make political mileage out of the tragedy. Here, as is so often the case with this president and the media, Trump had a much better handle on reality than did his critics. He understood that what was going on in Charlottesville was more than a detestable white supremacy, but a breakdown in our sense of common bonds of citizenship.”
Stephen B. Presser,  the Raoul Berger Professor of Legal History Emeritus at Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, and the author of “Law Professors: Three Centuries of Shaping American Law”

“When it comes to Charlottesville, the blame lays squarely at the KKK and the white supremacists who organized this rally and put together an entire event around hate and bigotry. Well, the president condemned the white supremacists and the KKK and the neo-Nazis unequivocally…ut he did it, and he should have, and he did. And our party has across the board has said this is unacceptable. We have no place in our party at all for KKK, anti-Semitism, race — racism, bigotry, it has no place in the Republican Party. There is no home here. We don’t want your vote. We don’t support you. We’ll speak out against you. The president has said so.”
Ronna Romney McDaniel, chairwoman of the Republican National Committee

“Most polls still show Trump’s at about a 40 percent approval rating—nearly the same level of support as shortly before the November 2016 election. That purported dismal level of support is pronounced to be near fatal, when in fact it is not.

“Since a) pollsters likely have not much changed their methodology since 2016, and since b) it is fair to assume that the media and those who poll for them continue to despise Trump, and since c) Trump’s exasperating eccentricities continue to make his supporters cautious about voicing their support (even to anonymous pollsters and political surveyors), we can conclude that his actual support could be about 45-47 percent—or close to the percentage of the popular vote he won in 2016.”
Columnist Victor Davis Hanson

OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK

The rapid erasing of our history

MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK

No CBS, Eliminating Down Syndrome Children Is Not Something to Be Proud Of

MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK

The big, bad, evil South

STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK

Wisconsin man drives to hospital after nail shot into heart


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