- Newsmaker: End to Fighting in Sri Lanka
After 19 years of fighting that-s killed 64,000 people, one of the world-s most bitter conflicts appears to be over. The Tamil Tigers and the government of Sri Lanka have made a historic agreement. Chandra de Silva, who was reared on that island off the coast of India, is a history professor at Virginia-s Old Dominion University. De Silva offers a historical perspective on the agreements that pushed both sides to the peace table.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Bankruptcy Looms as United Airlines Bailout Bid Rejected
In the aftermath of September 11, Congress authorized the Air Transportation Stabilization Board to administer massive bailouts to US airlines. But yesterday, the Board denied United-s $1.8 billion request, pushing America-s second largest air carrier ever closer to bankruptcy. John Schmeltzer, aviation writer for the Chicago Tribune, assess the impact on employees, air travelers and commercial air transportation in the US?
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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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