- Making News: Haitian Rebel Leader Appoints Himself Military Chief
Haiti's new president hasn't been seen in public since he succeeded Jean-Bertrand Aristide. Guy Phillipe says he's the new chief of police, but the US says it won't recognize the authority of the outlaw rebel leader, and the US Marines have blocked his soldiers from chasing down supporters of Aristide. The BBC's Stephen Gibbs is following the political chess game being waged by Phillipe and former president, Jean-Claude Duvalier.
- Reporter's Notebook: Sex Discrimination against Women Ski-Jumpers
In Norway this week, only the winner of the men-s ski-jumping event soared further than 18-year old Norwegian Anette Sagen. Despite that performance, the International Ski Federation says it-s unlikely that women-s jumping events will ever make it to the World Cup, World Championship or Winter Olympics. Sagen, who recently won the first-ever women's event at the Holmenkollen ski competition, says that may be changing.
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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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