- Newsmaker: US Military Operations Vetted by Lawyers
As international laws have become more numerous and complex, the Pentagon has deployed a new kind of army. In war rooms, on aircraft carriers, even sleeping near soldiers on desert sands, lawyers are part of America's fighting forces. That's from today's Los Angeles Times in a story by Esther Schrader.
- Reporter's Notebook: How Did The Left Allow Republicans to Capture The Message?
A year ago, George Bush was the President whose election was guaranteed by the Green Party's Ralph Nader. Now, he's a wartime President with sky-high ratings. Whatever happened to America's Left? Jim Hightower is among the progressive politicians and thinkers in Los Angeles this weekend for a conference organized by the Americans for Democratic Action.
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Special: ‘Trump Baby’ flies over Big Ben… President Trump flies to Europe this week for meetings with NATO, the Queen and Russia’s President Putin. But the president won’t be the only Trump flying when he lands in the UK. An enormous, orange “Trump baby” balloon, complete with a diaper and cell phone is set to float just above the streets of London, for all to see. What else do British protestors have in store?
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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