FROM Manjusha Kulkarni
Ten Years Later: What It's Like to Be Muslim in Southern California In the days immediately following September 11, George W. Bush was the first to ask Americans not to blame their Muslim neighbors. Then came the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the US, ugly incidents still occur — from bullying and workplace discrimination to violent assault for wearing a turban. Some local Muslims say it’s worse than ever. We hear from them and from a local police chief who tries to see things their way.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?