- Making News: Supreme Court Hears Ten Commandments Case
The US Supreme Court today heard arguments in two cases involving displays of the Ten Commandments on government property. Dahlia Lithwick, who writes "Supreme Court Dispatches" as Senior Editor at Slate, the online magazine, says today's case highlights the contrasts between two state cases from Texas and Kentucky.
- Reporter's Notebook: Rome to Return Axum Obelisk to Ethiopia Italy and Ethiopia have resolved a dispute that began when a massive, 1700 year-old carved pillar was shipped out of Africa and installed in Rome. Named after the town in northern Ethiopia, since 1937 the Axum Obelisk has been sitting in the Piazza di Porta Capena near the Coliseum. By the end of next month, it should be home again. Donald Levine, a professor of sociology at the University of Chicago, traces the obelisk's history.
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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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