Hillary Clinton has cancelled two days of campaigning because of pneumonia — diagnosed on Friday but not revealed until she left an event yesterday and appeared to have trouble getting into a van. On Fox News this morning, Donald Trump had a muted reaction. Clinton is 68 years old, and he's 70. So what about his own health condition? Bob Cusack, Editor in Chief of The Hill, says candidates' health is a vital concern.
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Last Friday, North Korea took the rest of the world by surprise by detonating a nuclear explosion more than twice as large as the one it tested just eight months ago. Increased economic sanctions haven't worked. The speed of development and defiance of international retaliation are giving new urgency to old questions: do the US and its allies really know what Kim Jong Un is up to? Is our understanding of this country fundamentally wrong? The consensus has been that his nuclear program was more political than military — designed for internal consumption and international show. We hear some new assessments of what's at risk for the world.
Max Fisher, New York Times (@Max_Fisher)
Jean Lee, Wilson Center (@newsjean)
Jim Walsh, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (@DrJimWalshMIT)
Gordon Chang, Daily Beast / Forbes (@GordonGChang)
Gordon G. Chang
The September 11 attacks on American soil changed the national consciousness by creating a new awareness about al-Qaeda and the threat of jihad. Pulitzer Prize-winner Lawrence Wright has written extensively about how much has changed in the past 15 years. He's collected ten essays he produced for the New Yorker magazine in the book The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State.