https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/201 ... al-reviews
Trump unveiled his infrastructure plan for America. I had to go to a foreign news source to get a news article that wasn't overtly negative. Even ones that didn't sound negative were subtly negative in just their headlines using words like "long awaited" indicating Trump was late to the party. Most said that the plan required the states to pay for the infrastructure, like that was a bad thing. Apparently the plan favors Red states, states with low populations rather than urban areas. Note to CNN, the majority of highways are in the country side. Apparently the program provides seed money rather than paying for the whole thing, so if you want a new bridge, the local state needs to pony up some money as well.
Not to be out done the Obama's unveiled their portraits for the Smithsonian. Depending on who you talked to the portraits were brilliant or ugly and not in keeping with being Presidential. To me both were interesting, and quite a departure from the others in the Smithsonian collection of Presidents and First Ladies. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/12/arts ... trait.html
Most portraits in the Smithsonian collection are traditional oil paintings, even the Clinton's are similar. The Obama's will stand out. http://npg.si.edu/portraits/collection- ... -portraits
Its not as if they are Picasso type paintings where the nose is not between the eyes, or paint thrown at the canvas, they are more like Rolling Stone covers done by Annie Leibovitz, where David Byrne is wearing a jacket made of green leaves https://www.lemuriabooks.com/Annie-s-Bi ... 552370.htm
. To me Michelle's portrait was better because of the big pretty dress, but it doesn't really look like her and she is painted in grey. I think the artist was making some kind of statement, first first lady of color and she is painted in grey. The Obama's selected African American artists, however, if you really wanted to unite America, President Obama might have selected a different artist as some American's might find his selection of artists offensive. But even though they elected him, maybe he was never really their President after all. Judge for yourself. https://www.thewrap.com/obama-portrait- ... ite-women/