Based on his affect during the press conference last Wednesday, I asked whether or not Trump was depressed. That seemed to be the conclusion that a lot of people reached for various reasons. These last five days have only heightened that concern. It is a very real possibility that Trump is decompensating. In medicine, decompensation is the functional deterioration of a structure or system that had been previously working with the help of allostatic compensation. Decompensation may occur due to fatigue, stress, illness, or old age.
In anticipation of the Honduran migrant caravan crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, President Donald Trump ordered 5,200 troops to the border. But now that the troops have been deployed, they may find themselves with very little to do, according to officials familiar with the plans. read more
A black security guard was shot dead by a police officer as he held down a gunman at the bar where he worked. Jemel Roberson, 26, was working early Sunday at Manny's Blue Room ― a bar in the predominantly black Chicago suburb of Robbins, Illinois ― when a patron who was part of a drunken group that had been kicked out returned with a gun at 4 a.m. and opened fire. read more
The reality is that if a Republican has a small lead on election night, they often lose that lead when all the votes from the cities and the provisionals are counted. This should not be treated as drama. By calling these results "rollercoasters" or "surprises" the press plays into the hands of Republicans who make false accusations of voter fraud or ballot stuffing. When in truth it's simply just counting votes.
Winston Churchill's grandson tweeted his response to US President Donald Trump's decision to skip today's 100th anniversary ceremony honoring the sacrifice of WWI soldiers. read more