Here's what we know about the Mexico City earthquake.
One hundred miles from Mexico City, the ground began to shake violently. Only seconds later, the capitol city experienced a 7.1 magnitude earthquake.
The shaking was prolonged and violent.
As of this morning, rescuers are still working to dig people out from under the rubble. Here’s what we do know:
140 people have been reported dead. That number is expected to rise.
More than 40 buildings collapsed including at least two schools.
What made yesterday’s events so jarring was that many Mexicans had attended memorial services that morning to mark the 32nd anniversary of the 1985 earthquake that killed as many as10,000 people.
This earthquake also came less than two weeks after an 8.1 magnitude earthquake killed 91 people and destroyed thousands of homes.
But we saw something else yesterday too: the strength of the human spirit.
Neighbor helping neighbor. A community coming together to heal.
A nation moved to action. We’re not so different after all.
The scariest part of Trump's UN speech didn't come from Trump.
Something terrifying happened during President Trump’s speech at the UN yesterday. It wasn’t anything he said. Rather, it was the reaction to what he said:
I wanted to stand up and applaud, but the majority of the members within the assembly just stared at Trump as if he’d spoken an alien language. It was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop.
This is what’s so scary. 75 percent of them probably believe wholeheartedly that socialism is the answer. Venezuela was to be their crown jewel. It’s the Progressive Paradise.
Everyone in Hollywood praised Venezuela: Sean Penn, Oliver Stone, Naomi Campbell, Michael Moore.
Bernie Sanders, on his Senate web site, claims that the American dream is more apt to be realized in Venezuela.
Why does everyone love Venezuela? Because they have never lived there.
What does this socialist utopia actually look like?
Inflation nears 800 percent. Basic goods like toilet paper are severely rationed. The nation with the largest oil reserves in the world has to import oil and suffers from gasoline shortages. Finding food every day has become a struggle.
But this is what progressives across the world call paradise. Misery is their politics. Just ask Bernie Sanders. The lack of food is a sign of success:
Ask a Venezuelan what it’s like to deal with food rationing. What’s it is like to stand in line for food, get turned away, and then go dig through the trash in a last-ditch effort to feed your family.
Ask them what it’s like to watch their leaders rip up the constitution and seize even more power and control. Power and control. In the end, that’s what the progressive socialist agenda is all about.
Have a nice day.