- Newsmaker: US Negotiates for Turkish Bases in Attack on Iraq
General Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, is America-s highest ranking military officer. Myers is in Turkey today, where the US wants to base 80,000 soldiers in preparation for a possible war in Iraq. Gurkan Zengin, presenter and editor with CNN in Turkey, reports that Turkey-s Islamic-based AK Party is taking a wait-and-see attitude.
- Reporter's Notebook: What Would MLK Think of Affirmative Action?
Last week, on the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr., President Bush announced his decision to support two lawsuits against affirmative action programs at the University of Michigan. Bush and others claim that, if he were still alive, King would be on their side. Supporters of affirmative action claim the reverse. Earl Ofari Hutchinson, columnist and author of The Crisis in Black and Black, suggests that both sides miss the point.
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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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