News Ticker: Tuesday, August 2, 2016

2016-08-01_1123 Jan. 1996 Max MagazineBlessings to you and yours this Tuesday morning. Without any further ado, here is the latest happenings in the world today …

2016 ELECTION

Ben Shapiro: When Americans want to elect Mommy or Daddy – Now here is a young writer who truly gets it. The last thing America needs right now is a national mother or father figure. That is the stuff of dictatorships. Excerpt: ‘Electing politicians who “understand your problems” is a recipe for disaster. Governing properly isn’t about identifying with the feelings of constituents; that position logically leads to a politics of individual “problem-solving” focused solely on curing constituents’ ills. Governing properly should be about understanding that government’s job isn’t to solve Americans’ problems; it’s about moving aside obstacles so that Americans can solve their own problems.’

Melania Trump’s lesbian photographs from 1996 shoot revealed – For whatever my opinion is worth, I rather like these images of Melania Trump: Tasteful yet provocative, hardly pornography in a true sense but still eyebrow-raising. But by no means are they becoming of a potential First Lady. In a nation that can still be very prudish about sexual matters, images such as these of a candidate’s wife would normally be enough to sink a campaign. Particularly when one is trying to appeal to the Christian right. Donald Trump’s supporters, however, are motivated only by their hatred of Hillary Clinton and are willing to overlook anything that – in any other circumstance – may be an affront to their values. Trump was not wrong when he made that quip about being able to kill a man and retain his support. It is really quite pathetic, the grave fear that has driven millions of otherwise upright and sensible Americans to slavishly devote themselves to this ridiculous man …

Only nine percent of Americans chose Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as the presidential nominees

Are future Supreme Court nominations a good enough reason to support Trump? – Legal experts have their say, and Trump supporters may not like some of the conclusions they draw …

Boston Marathon bombing hero and gold star father demands apology from Trump for controversial comments about ‘sacrifice’ – God Bless Carlos Arredondo, a man who knows what sacrifice is. For heaven’s sake, Donald Trump, show some civility and tact for once in your charmed life …

WORLD NEWS

More than fifty animals starve to death in Venezuelan zoos – The people of Venezuela are being allowed to go without food and suffer great indignities because the ultra-ideological socialist regime refuses to correct course or step aside, choosing instead to blame others for their tragic mistakes. Sadly, people are not the only ones in misery, and we all know how I feel about animals – I much prefer them to humans. So, naturally, I am sickened by this story out of the Caricuao Zoo in Caracas. These creatures need to eat. Perhaps Maduro’s carcass would tie them over for a day or two …

Raw sewage spreading bacteria and disease in the waters of Rio de Janeiro, endangering athletes – And we thought the Sochi Olympics were a disaster …

ECONOMY

The weakest economic ‘recovery’ since 1949, and the immediate forecast is gloomy

OFFBEAT

The transformative power of faith: Former Boston mob boss now living in Memphis and working as a minister

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