FROM Michael Brand
Will the Getty Lose Its Worldclass Reputation? As we reported last night, the J. Paul Getty Museum will send 40 antiquities back to Italy , including the Aphrodite, bought for 18 million dollars. It is called the “signature” statue in a collection that has been one of the greatest in the world. The deal ends decades of struggle with the Italian government, which claimed the objects were stolen.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
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.