- Newsmaker: Nationwide Pro-Taliban Protests in Pakistan - As Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf travels to the UN and a meeting with President Bush, three people have been killed by police during a national protest against the bombing of Afghanistan. The Christian Science Monitor's Philip Smucker has more on the success and political significance of the nationwide protest and strike.
- Reporter's Notebook: "Rebuilding New York," Irish Blue and White Collars Come Together This weekend, the New York Times will publish a special edition of its Sunday magazine. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Jim Dwyer has contributed an article to "Rebuilding New York," about an Irish-American neighborhood that lost both firefighters and financial consultants in the tragic events of September 11.
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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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