Another week, and we’re halfway through 2017. Un-presidential President Trump started and continued his tirade of ugly tweets against two cable news anchors on Friday and into Saturday, drawing condemnation from across the political spectrum. To top it off, he tweeted out a change in strategy for the Republican Senate’s disastrous draft healthcare bill. (Trump: Repeal the Affordable Care Act now and replace it ‘later’). Senate leader Mitch McConnell was having none of it, noting ‘It’s not easy making America great again, is it?’.
Unexpected good news from Germany: the German parliament voted for marriage equality*, just five days after Chancellor Angela Merkel relaxed her party’s opposition to same-sex marriage. The law is expected to be on signed by September. *Same-sex couples in Germany have been able to form civil unions since 2001. Opinion polls show that most Germans favor legalizing same-sex marriage.