The rise of Donald Trump as a likely GOP nominee is at once terrifying and a joke that isn't funny. I notice the press doesn't even call him out on his own lies or his refusal to answer questions. If you repeat a lie loudly and long enough, people may come to believe it is true. Is the press partially responsible for the rise of Trump in its greed over his temporary ratings boost? And what would the press say, for instance, if Hillary Clinton displayed anything like the crassness of Donald Trump in debates? Or his staggering lack of knowledge on foreign or domestic policy?
Until she is airlifted to the UK for treatment, Malala had never left Pakistan. Once she awakes, she is struck with immense culture shock: not only is she injured, but she is also without her family for support. Though this is overwhelming, Malala handles herself with grace, and in her typical fashion asks many questions in order to gain a full understanding of the situation. Though Birmingham is different, she tries to maintain as much a sense of normalcy as possible, returning to school as soon as she can and taking comfort from her family once they do arrive.