- Making News: Terri Schiavo Dies
Terri Schiavo died this morning in Pinellas Park, Florida after the US Supreme Court resisted last-minute efforts to restore her feeding tube. President Bush, who supported federal intervention, called on all those who honor her to "build a culture of life." Warren Ritchie, who reports for the Christian Science Monitor, specializing in legal issues, says her legacy will linger in the courts and Congress as well as in personal lives.
- Reporter's Notebook: Report Says US Intelligence Agencies 'Dead Wrong' on Iraq
After Iraq turned out not to have any weapons of mass destruction, President Bush asked federal Judge Laurence Silberman and former Virginia Governor Charles Robb to lead an inquiry into ongoing problems in the intelligence community. Today, they released a report saying that things are bad and that they won't improve without systemic changes. Newsweek investigative reporter Michael Isikoff has the story.
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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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