FROM Vincent Schilling
Dakota pipeline protests continue, judge reschedules hearing Native Americans and environmentalists have come together from all over the country to protest an oil pipeline they say would disturb sacred land and threaten water supplies. If completed, the pipeline would transport oil nearly 1,200 miles from the oilfields of North Dakota southeast diagonally to Illinois – a length comparable to the now-dead Keystone XL pipeline. Demonstrators have been camped out for months now along parts of the proposed route hoping this pipeline, known as the Dakota Access pipeline, will meet a similar fate. Many converged on Washington on Wednesday , where a federal judge rescheduled an injunction hearing for Sept. 14 .
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé Morgan Parker says that the poems in her book There Are Things More Beautiful than Beyonce take a stand against the clichés of the dominant culture.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”