FROM Jeff Stein
Bush Says He'll Work with Democrats; Rumsfeld Resigns President Bush has accepted Donald Rumsfeld's resignation as Secretary of Defense . His chosen replacement is former CIA Director Robert Gates . Asked if new leadership means a new direction at the Pentagon, President Bush acknowledged that he and Secretary Rumsfeld agreed that "sometimes it's necessary to have a fresh perspective."
Trump's travel ban and the long-term agenda The Trump Administration's revised travel ban may be good news for some visa holders and others, but it's still being challenged as unconstitutional. Some reporters call it the beginning of a long-term effort to change the demographic make-up of the United States.
As Brexit is triggered, negotiations with the EU begin The head of the European Union says "We're missing you already." But British Prime Minister Theresa May says, "There's no turning back." She's made this Day One of "Brexit" — as the UK becomes the first nation to break away after 60 years of European unity.
Is America turning its back on the world? President Trump has made no secret of his contempt for the United Nations — and he's not alone. But, will proposed cuts in US contributions be counterproductive to America's role in the world and to national security?