Yesterday, the black CEO of Merck & Co. resigned from a White House business group that advises President Trump. He was protesting the president's failure to condemn racism in stronger terms. He's been followed by the CEO's of UnderArmour, Intel Corp and the Alliance for American Manufacturing. The president has tweeted, that they are "grandstanders." Jeff Green, who reports for Bloomberg on management and diversity, says pressure is building for other CEO's to follow suit.
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Kim Jung Un now says he won't send four missiles toward the territory of Guam, apparently easing the threat of nuclear war -- at least for the moment. That comes in the aftermath of President Trump's threat to rain "fire and fury" down on North Korea, backed up by US military leaders. The US and South Korea still plan annual military exercises later this month — regarded as hostile by both North Korea and China. We ask former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and others if tough talk and that kind of action are working.
Borger on Trump's rhetoric on North Korea, void of US diplomacy
Borger on experts warning that US faces critical moment to negotiate with North Korea
Chang on Trump caving to China on trade because of North Korea
Chang on Trump not being 'dangerous' enough on North Korea
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When a picture of him carrying a torch this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia turned up on the Twitter account @YesYoureRacist, a cook at a hot dog restaurant in Berkeley, California was fired. Two universities condemned white supremacy after students were identified the same way. Those are examples of the power of "doxxing" — which Daryle Lamont Jenkins has been doing for 17 years — starting long before Twitter existed. He’s executive director of One People’s Project.
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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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