Forget Trump. Facts Show Our World Is Getting Better.

THE SHINBONE STAR

Thanks Time magazine for reminding us that the world doesn’t revolve around the mad man currently occupying the White House.

Fact: “The number of children in the world who die before their fifth birthday has dropped in half since 1990, meaning that 122 million children have been saved in a quarter century and countless families have been spared the heartbreak of losing a child.”

In his editorial  — “The Good News” — leading offTime’s most recent issue, guest editor Bill Gates of Microsoft fame walks us through just how the world around us has improved significantly during the past few decades. He admits that news coverage of world events during the past year would not leave most people feeling upbeat about the prospects for life improving around the world in 2018.

“Hurricanes in the Americas. Horrific mass shootings. Global tensions over nuclear arms, crisis in Myanmar, bloody civil…

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