FROM Peter Krause
Extremism in the Middle East Almost 100 people have died so far in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. And Palestinian rockets continue to fall on Israeli cities, after four days of conflict there. This was all sparked by the murder of three Israeli teens, and the subsequent killing of a Palestinian kid, presumably by Israeli extremists looking for revenge. So, who are these extremist factions on both sides of the divide that have - once again - been able to turn the region into a war zone?
Hua Hsu: A Floating Chinaman Author Hua Hsu stops by to discuss his book A Floating Chinaman, recounting the life of 1930's actor/writer H.T. Tsiang and his struggles entering the American literary world.
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?
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."