George Mason University
FROM James Finkelstein
The extravagance of UC Presidents and what’s being done about it UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi resigned Tuesday after being accused of nepotism, false statements, and misuse of student funds. UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks is also under investigation for using school funds for travel and other extravagances, including installing an escape hatch that enables him to tunnel out of the administration building during student protests. Rising salaries and extravagant perks for university presidents are coming under increasing scrutiny during a time of increasing student tuition.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.