FROM Phil Davison
Chavez, Fidel and Latin American Leadership Hugo Chavez went to Havana today, where he was met at the airport by Raúl Castro, the first time Raúl had appeared in public since Fidel Castro gave him temporary custody of the reins of power in Cuba. Six photographs in the official Cuban newspaper Granma show Fidel in his hospital bed, visiting with the Venezuelan President. Journalist Phil Davison reports on the Chavez visit and what it means for leftist leadership in Latin America.
A New York Times op-ed on climate change sparks uproar The New York Times is embroiled in a public furor over a new columnist, who wrote that scientific uncertainty is reason for debate about climate change. Many conservatives are delighted. Is America's leading liberal newspaper fostering climate denial? This is the latest in our series, "The Emotional States of America."
Trump plays scolder-in-chief with NATO allies At the opening of NATO’s dramatic new headquarters in Brussels today, President Trump acknowledged that Article 5 — promising that “an attack on one nation is an attack on all” -- has only been invoked one time: in the aftermath of September 11. But the President failed to provide what 27 other Alliance members have been waiting for: a re-commitment by America’s new leader to Article 5. Instead, they got a scolding.
Trump fires FBI Director James Comey Vice President Mike Pence took the Administration's lead today in explaining why the President fired the Head of the FBI, saying, "The president made the right decision at the right time." Trump's action is being compared to the so-called "Saturday Night Massacre" that led to President Richard Nixon's resignation in 1973.