New York Times
FROM Yamiche Alcindor
Black Lives Matter in the age of Trump Charges are not being filed against the police officer who shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott. The shooting inspired protests and rioting in September, and the National Guard was eventually called in. Black Lives Matter was front and center in those demonstrations. In July, Donald Trump said he might have his future attorney general investigate the activists behind it. After the election, Black Lives Matter leaders published a statement calling Trump a white supremacist.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
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?