- Making News: UK Detainees Face Tribunal
As the Bush administration prepares for the first military tribunals in 50 years, there-s an uproar in Britain. Two of the suspected terrorists being held at Guant-namo Bay are British subjects, and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw wants them brought home. David Rennie, Washington correspondent for London-s Daily Telegraph, says two of Britain's primary concerns involve issues of due process and the death penalty.
- Reporter's Notebook: UN Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa
UN Special Envoy on AIDS in Africa Previous epidemics of communicable disease killed off the very young and the very old, but in Africa, AIDS is taking the productive generations in their 20-s, 30-s and 40-s. The devastation caused by HIV and AIDS in Africa is almost incomprehensible to those who live in the relative comfort of Western countries. UN Special Envoy Stephen Lewis discusses the magnitude of the crisis and what needs to be done.
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On the road to SCOTUS: Politics trumps the law Conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation looks highly likely, but crucial issues won’t go away. The Supreme Court may see cases involving abortion, health care and the limits of presidential power. Can Democrats use upcoming hearings to dramatize what’s at stake--before November’s elections?
Politics and ‘incivility’ One Democrat wants Trump aides confronted in public over separating immigrant families. But her party’s leaders call that “incivility.” The question is: does moderation accomplish real change -- or is it a smokescreen for the status quo? When it comes to achieving racial equality, what’s worked and what hasn’t?
Family migration and the politics of incivility Separating immigrant families at the border may be something new, but the US has never extended the “Good Neighbor Policy” to Central America. Clinton and Bush discouraged newcomers, and Obama was called, “Deporter in Chief.” We’ll provide context ignored in mainstream media coverage.
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