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Critics say that an editorial war declared on President Trump by 350 newspapers for Thursday could be a bust for multiple reasons. (Associated press)

Critics slam 'stupid' newspaper war on Trump

- The Washington Times

With much rustling of pages, some 350 newspapers on Thursday will denounce President Trump's scorn of the press by publishing their own editorials on the matter. The collective effort was organized by Boston Globe op-ed page editor Marjorie Pritchard, who insists the press is not an "enemy of the people," and plans to sound the alarm on the president's "unrelieved press bashing."

A new IPSOS global poll of close to 20,000 adults in 28 nations finds that 56 percent of developed nations say the world is "on the wrong track." (Courtesy of IPSOS)

Massive global poll says world 'on the wrong track'

- The Washington Times

Feeling edgy, disconcerted, peevish? You are not alone. A massive new Ipsos poll reveals that the developed nations of the world share one concern in particular. The survey of close to 20,000 adults in 28 nations says that the majority of them -- 56 percent -- believe their own nation is "on the wrong track."

President Trump has a whopping 64 percent approval rating among NASCAR fans according to a new Zogby Analytics survey. (ASSOCIATED PRESS)

NASCAR fans still intensely loyal to Trump

- The Washington Times

The news media never tires of gauging President Trump's approval ratings; the often hostile press pores over the poll numbers, many seeking proof that the nation has at last rejected the president. Mr. Trump, however, views the presidency as a long march rather than a dazzling sprint -- and his favorability numbers are either stable or creeping upwards.

Lafayette Park is a favorite spot for protests. The space across from the White House will be site for the "Unite the Right" rally on Sunday. (Associated Press)

'Unite the Right' rally, counterprotests make for a complicated Sunday at Lafayette Park

- The Washington Times

Locals in the nation's capital are used to protests in their town; They have been a fixture in this city for many, many decades. Sometimes, these events draw a million people, sometimes a dozen. They can be raucous, dramatic, heartfelt, amazing, amusing, disturbing and, yes, violent. The city may see all of those Sunday when several factions have their say in Lafayette Park, an attractive seven-acre public space directly across from the White House.

Former President Barack Obama is golfing and and dining while on vacation on Martha's Vineyard this month, just as he did while in office (Associated Press)

Barack Obama, Michelle on vacation in Martha's Vineyard

- The Washington Times

In keeping with an old tradition, former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have returned to their customary summer retreat. The couple are visiting Martha's Vineyard and have been quietly enjoying themselves on the low-key and picturesque island -- likely to stay until the end of August according to the Martha's Vineyard Times. The local news organization has much to cover.

Then-reality TV star Donald Trump, wife Melania and baby son Barron pose after he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2007. (Associated Press)

Hollywood's obsession with Trump, 'shared values' and a sidewalk star

- The Washington Times

President Trump's Hollywood star now shines upon a cultural moment. He received the honorary symbol 11 years ago for his work as a reality TV star and owner of the Miss Universe Pageant. But alas. After Mr. Trump's sidewalk star was vandalized, city officials in West Hollywood called for its removal Monday night — citing both his policies and "behavior towards women," and claiming the president does not meet the "shared values" of their city.

Alex Jones, in the center of a police escort in Cleveland, Ohio, has produced content which raised the ire of major social media providers. (Associated Press)

Independent media rallies behind Alex Jones

- The Washington Times

Things move very quickly in the media realm, and in quirky ways. Despite the fact that Apple, Facebook, YouTube and Spotify banned controversial broadcast host and "Infowars" creator Alex Jones, he still led the national trends on Twitter throughout Monday.

Trump supporters (left) and protesters (right) yell at each other during a rally at Freedom Hill County Park in Michigan during a 2017 rally. (Associated Press)

Partisan divide over Trump approval now a record-breaking chasm

- The Washington Times

In theory, Republicans and Democrats agree on a few things not related to the political arena. Endearing pets and fabulous sunsets are good. Toenail fungus and grub worms are bad. Yes, the two sides might agree on these subjects. But Republicans and Democrats do not agree on President Trump, and the divide has grown into a record-breaking chasm according to new research.

A woman holds her hands in prayer as she watches Pope Francis on a  monitor as people await his arrival on Sept. 26, 2015, in Philadelphia. (Associated Press)

God still the co-pilot: U.S. remains the most religious among all Western nations

- The Washington Times

It is fashionable in some circles to purge the presence of God from everyday life, whether it's by banning religious images or language in public places, or media coverage that implies that faith-based anything is not inclusive. Such thinking is not new. In 1966, Time Magazine published an edition titled "Is God Dead?" -- suggesting that the faith was wavering, and the U.S. was on a path to secularization.

President Trump meets the press. A poll suggests that there could be emerging sympathy for him and his confrontations with the media. (Associated Press)

49 percent of Americans don't approve of the way media treats Trump

- The Washington Times

President Trump frequently takes on both the hostile news media and persistent negative coverage. That we know. What's new is this: there could be emerging public sympathy for Mr. Trump's side. Half of all Americans - 49 percent - say they do not approve of "the job the media has done handling Donald Trump"; that includes 77 percent of Republicans, 50 percent of independents and even 28 percent of Democrats.

Major General George Armstrong Custer, shown here in May, 1865. He was best man for Confederate Capt. John "Gimlet" Lea's wedding. (Library of Congress)

America's next 'civil war'

- The Washington Times

It is an alarming headline: "America's next Civil War will be worst than our last," writes H.W. Crocker III, a historian and novelist who points out that in summer 1862, Union Capt. George Armstrong Custer attended the wedding of Confederate Capt. John "Gimlet" Lea at Bassett Hall in Williamsburg, Virginia, as best man.

A recent friendly arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. A major Gallup poll is now gauging "migrant acceptance" in 140 nations, including the U.S. Iceland tops the list at the most accepting. (Associated Press)

The world wrestles with 'migrant acceptance'

- The Washington Times

Gallup has conducted a massive global poll to determine the rate of "migrant acceptance" among the nations of the world. How massive? It took the pollster two years to complete the research, which involved telephone and face-to-face interviews in 140 countries; each sample included at least 1,000 adults, though India, Russia and China warranted larger polls — between 2,000 and 4,000 respondents.

Fox News host Judge Jeanine Pirro now say unprecedented hatred from the left for President Trump could undermine the nation. (Fox News)

Judge Jeanine Pirro: Trump hatred undermines the U.S. not the president

- The Washington Times

Fox News Channel host Judge Jeanine Pirro's book rules the marketplace. Published last week by Center Street, "Liars, Leakers, and Liberals: The Case Against the Anti-Trump Conspiracy" remains No. 1 on Amazon. The author is in the middle of a book tour which takes her to the nation's capital Tuesday for an event at a historic site within blocks of the White House.

Megyn Kelly, host of the daily talk show "Megyn Kelly Today," will showcase an upcoming film on Ronald Reagan starring Dennis Quaid. (NBC)

Megyn meets Reagan -- 'A great man, a humble man'

- The Washington Times

She was once globally famous for appearing to challenge then-presidential hopeful Donald Trump on the 2016 campaign trail. That would be Megyn Kelly, who was then a Fox News Channel prime time anchor; the pair were must-see TV that year. Consider that the first GOP presidential debate on Aug. 5, 2016, was hosted by a Fox News team which included Ms. Kelly and drew an unprecedented 24 million viewers -- emerging as the highest rated cable news program on record.