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The new President of the Philippines shocked the world once again today by escalating his war-against-drugs rhetoric with a reference to the Holocaust.
Never mind the historical consensus that Hitler killed six million Jews, gypsies and others. Phelim Kine is Deputy Director of the Asia Division of Human Rights Watch.
Fifteen years after the attacks of September 11, the families of victims still want authorization to sue Saudi Arabia -- even though there's no "smoking gun." In this election year, they got what they wanted when bipartisan majorities of Congress yesterday overrode a veto by President Obama. But almost before the voting was over, Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan was among those openly voicing second thoughts. Was the President right after all, warning of unintended consequences for Americans overseas? Can the new law be changed — once the election is over?
Alexander Bolton, The Hill (@alexanderbolton)
Terry Strada, 9/11 Families & Survivors United for Justice against Terrorism (@TerrySStrada)
Brad Sherman, US House of Representatives (D-CA) (@BradSherman)
Stephen Vladeck, University of Texas at Austin (@steve_vladeck)
Mustafa Alani, Gulf Research Center (@gulf_research?lang=en)
This year's Libertarian presidential candidate is Gary Johnson, former Republican Governor of New Mexico. Earlier this month on MSNBC, he failed to answer what seemed like an obvious question about Aleppo.
This week, Gary Johnson was on a voter town hall with MSNBC's Chris Matthews and was asked to name a foreign leader he could respect.
Today, the Chicago Tribune endorsed Gary Johnson, following the Detroit News and leading papers in New Hampshire, Virginia and North Carolina. Is support for Johnson a statement of principle or a wasted vote with potentially dangerous consequences? We hear from political analyst Nomiki Konst , host of The Filter on Sirius radio. She was a delegate to the Democratic convention, and a Bernie Sanders supporter on the Platform Committee.
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White House ‘Norms:’ Past and Present President Trump has famously violated traditional rules of presidential behavior. Now Barack Obama has broken the studied silence maintained by former presidents. He’s even attacked Trump by name. Warren explores the historical context and future implications with Tim Naftali, who once ran the Richard Nixon Library and Museum.
Climate Change and Big Money for New Technology California leads the nation in reducing greenhouse emissions, but Governor Jerry Brown concedes that’s just the beginning. Will his global conference on climate change make any difference? Not without trillions of dollars, which will have to come from private investors. We’ll hear about some exotic technologies attracting that kind of money.
The Supreme Court and the End of Judicial Restraint Senate confirmation for SCOTUS nominees has become a political circus. That’s because unelected judges have seized legislative powers--when Congress fails to take action. Ruth Bader Ginsburg says Roe v. Wade is bad constitutional law, even though she agrees with the outcome. Should abortion have been left to the voters? Will Brett Kavanaugh make a difference?
Fascism in Trump’s America Adolf Hitler admired Jim Crow laws, segregation and other historic departures from America’s highest ideals. That’s detailed in, “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us Against Them.” Yale philosopher Jason Stanley says that President Trump is resurrecting ideas, rhetoric and practices from the past to divide Americans in the present.
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