FROM Jonathan Bradshaw
UNICEF Calls US among Worst in Child Well-being Overview When it comes to the well being of children, the US and Britain rank last -- behind Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. UNICEF , the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund compared the well being of children in 21 industrialized countries. The Netherlands came out on top, followed by other European countries with strong welfare systems. The US and Britain were 20 th and 21 st . One of the authors of the report is Jonathan Bradshaw, Professor of Social Policy at England's York University.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.