The Bismark Tribune
FROM Lauren Donovan
What's next for protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline? The Standing Rock Sioux tribe and their supporters have been camping at the Dakota Access Pipeline for months to protest it, but yesterday turned violent. Local police and National Guard soldiers came in military vehicles, used pepper spray and piped in high-pitched noise to clear the demonstrators. More than 140 people were arrested.
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.