FROM Michael McDonald
Looking for clues in early voting Even before tonight’s final debate in Las Vegas, some two million voters have already cast their ballots. Is either side getting a head start? Is early voting a good predictor of how things will look when the election is over? Have they left any signs about what’s to come?
Turmoil in Guatemala Extraordinary events occurred in Guatemala over the weekend. Today, despite pressure to do so, President Otto Perez Molina is refusing to step down. The pressure is coming from tens of thousands of citizens, the nation’s most powerful business group, and even the Catholic church. Much of his cabinet has stepped down and his Vice President has been arrested.
Central American Violence We’ve been hearing about the surge of children from Central America making the dangerous journey north to try to cross the US border. Since October, more than 50,000 of them have been detained. That’s almost double last year’s count. And tens of thousands more are thought to have slipped through. We hear about the extreme violence in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala that is driving people north.
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."
Lucia Micarelli: An Evening with Lucia Micarelli Violinist and actress Lucia Micarelli visits The Treatment to discuss her emotive performances as she prepares for PBS' An Evening with Lucia Micarelli.
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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.