Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Victoria McGrane Globe Staff November 02, 2018 You probably know Elizabeth Warren is up for reelection to her Senate seat. You probably heard that she’s planning to take a “hard look” at running against President Trump in 2020. She dresses down corporate CEOs and despises big banks, and Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell once shushed her on the Senate floor because “she persisted.”But much of the Cambridge Democrat’s Senate record has been obscured by her national profile — which, love her or hate her, is outsized for a first-term senator. She’s viewed as a brash partisan, a Democrat who rages against the corporate machine and mixes it up with President Trump on Twitter. But it’s not the whole story.For Massachusetts voters weighing whether to give her another six-year term, here are a few things to know … [Read more...] about Five things to know about Elizabeth Warren’s record in the US Senate
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THOUSANDS of Central American migrants risk life and limb every year on miserable truck and train journeys to the US. Heartbreaking images show entire families from Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador clinging to the roofs of trains and packed into container trucks in the hope of a new life in America. Where are people trying to enter the USA coming from? Popular opinion would have most illegal immigrants trying to enter the USA come from Mexico, taking their chances crossing the southern border between the two countries. But this isn’t actually the case. Figures from the Pew Research Centre show that while 5.6million Mexicans were staying in the US illegally in 2016, there were 5.7m from other countries. Since 2007 the number of Mexicans illegally living in the US has been dropping from a peak of 6.9m in 2007. Illegal immigrants are increasingly coming from Central American countries – mainly Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras as well as Nicaragua. A high … [Read more...] about How thousands of Central American migrants face miserable train, truck and road journeys in the hope of a new life in the US
0 Have your say The identity politics of ‘us versus them’ are not confined to right-wingers in the US, writes David Brooks. It’s easy to argue that the American left is on the cusp of a great victory. The economic anxieties of the working class have gone unaddressed. The Resistance is passionate and politically engaged. Faith in capitalism is plummeting. Only 42 per cent of millennials embrace capitalism, according to a Harvard University poll, while 51 per cent reject it.The Republicans seem to be turning themselves into an aging minority party. Moderate Democrats are no longer a force. There are only two vibrant political tendencies in America right now: Trumpian populism and Bernie Sanders/Elizabeth Warren-style progressivism. As Trumpism loses, progressivism will win.What can we say about the coming progressive regime? First, it will be a decisive break from the moderate liberalism of Bill Clinton and even Barack Obama. Second, despite some silly recent … [Read more...] about David Brooks: Left-wing populists in the US sound like Trump on trade
The campus "momma" is Gloria Davis, who retired from DeSoto ISD after spending 41 years teaching home economics. Then she spent the last eight working for WINGS part time to help young adults with enrichment programs, such as improving computer skills. She's the all around go-to person students and staff turn to for help because they know she'll always have the answer. "I could travel or something, but I know how much they need us here," Davis said. "When you have a student who struggles and struggles to finish and then they realize they're going to make it and earn that diploma, that's everything." Trina Richard spent about 15 years teaching special education and another seven in administration. But none of that has been as challenging or rewarding as the past three years at WINGS, where she helps students with various learning disabilities as well as plans college visits and career explorations. Every day, Richard asks each of the WINGS students what their interests are. She nags … [Read more...] about Curious Texas: Which high schools in the state have the best teacher pay?
Clinton, Trump and their rivals mentioned Denmark several times during the long campaign. Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/SCANPIX What a long, strange trip it's been. Americans go to the polls on Tuesday in the culmination of what has inarguably been one of the weirdest, ugliest and most divisive presidential elections in modern history. It’s been nearly 19 months since Hillary Clinton announced she would seek the Democratic nomination and 16 months since Donald Trump threw his hat into the ring for the Republicans. Throughout that span, the campaign has taken endless twists and turns, not to mention the scandals and controversial statements that in a normal election cycle would have all but destroyed a candidate’s chances of winning. And while it can’t hold a candle to the other absurdities of the campaign, there was also the strange fact that Denmark kept popping up again and again along the road to the White House. Yes, tiny little Denmark, with its 5.6 … [Read more...] about Ten times Denmark took the spotlight in the US election