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The new President of the Philippines shocked the world once again today by escalating his war-against-drugs rhetoric with a reference to the Holocaust.
Never mind the historical consensus that Hitler killed six million Jews, gypsies and others. Phelim Kine is Deputy Director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch.
Fifteen years after the attacks of September 11, the families of victims still want authorization to sue Saudi Arabia -- even though there's no "smoking gun." In this election year, they got what they wanted when bipartisan majorities of Congress yesterday overrode a veto by President Obama. But almost before the voting was over, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan was among those openly voicing second thoughts. Was the President right after all, warning of unintended consequences for Americans overseas? Can the new law be changed — once the election is over?
Alexander Bolton, The Hill (@alexanderbolton)
Terry Strada, 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice against Terrorism (@TerrySStrada)
Brad Sherman, US House of Representatives (D-CA) (@BradSherman)
Stephen Vladeck, University of Texas at Austin (@steve_vladeck)
Mustafa Alani, Gulf Research Center (@gulf_research?lang=en)
This year's Libertarian presidential candidate is Gary Johnson, former Republican Governor of New Mexico. Earlier this month on MSNBC, he failed to answer what seemed like an obvious question about Aleppo.
This week, Gary Johnson was on a voter town hall with MSNBC's Chris Matthews and was asked to name a foreign leader he could respect.
Today, the Chicago Tribune endorsed Gary Johnson, following the Detroit News and leading papers in New Hampshire, Virginia and North Carolina. Is support for Johnson a statement of principle or a wasted vote with potentially dangerous consequences? We hear from political analyst Nomiki Konst , host of The Filter on Sirius radio. She was a delegate to the Democratic convention, and a Bernie Sanders supporter on the Platform Committee.
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Trump’s war on the FBI Donald Trump claims rogue FBI agents are part of a Deep State he accuses of “spying” on his presidential campaign. A former agent tells Warren the “the FBI doesn’t spy… it catches spies.” Shades of Watergate? Richard Nixon’s former White House lawyer, John Dean, says, “no way.”
Touching down in fly-over country Dodge City, Kansas and Erie, Pennsylvania may have something in common. That’s just one surprise in “Our Towns,” a new book by James and Deborah Fallows. The veteran Atlantic magazine correspondent and his scholarly wife spent two weeks in each of 25 different cities. Their search for America’s character provides anecdotes, comparisons and distinctions after a journey of 100,000 miles.
Teachers are battling back Teachers are mad as hell in several red states. They’re walking out over cuts in pay and reductions in classroom support. It’s a grass-roots rebellion from West Virginia to Kentucky and Arizona. Will it renew support for the value of public education in a changing economy?
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