Author: Mickey

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame Set for Third Term as Both Despot and Do-Gooder — TIME

Is there a sweet-spot somewhere between democracy and authoritarianism? Consider nations like Singapore and China, where rigid control is mingled with subtle freedoms. But they can get a lot done, unlike in a republic like the United States. We argue constantly, but most of the arguments are about freedoms and the collective. We cannot seem to balance those opposing forces for the good of all Americans. The leadership of China can decide to move forward on renewable energy, and the country will begin on that path. We are still arguing about the benefits of coal.

Nations work well if leadership is benevolent, forward-thinking, and scrupulously honest.

This from Time-

One of the most divisive leaders on the African continent looked set to win another seven years in power on Friday, after millions of registered voters cast their ballot in the Rwanda’s third election since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. After 17 years in power, Paul Kagame has been cast as both a hero and a…

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Trump Hits New Approval Low With White Non-College Voters, Quinnipiac Poll Finds : NPR

President Trump hit a record low approval in a new poll from Quinnipiac University — only 33 percent of Americans now approve of the president (margin of error +/- 3.4 percentage points). Buried in that poll is one sign of where he’s losing that support: For the first time, the poll showed Trump with a negative net approval rating among white Americans without a college degree.

Source: Trump Hits New Approval Low With White Non-College Voters, Quinnipiac Poll Finds : NPR