- Making News: Tensions Simmer at the G8 Summit
The world's leaders gathered this week at Sea Island, Georgia for the annual G8 Summit. Although they passed President Bush's latest Middle East peace plan, old divisions were still very much in evidence. Glenn Kessler, who's covering the summit for the Washington Post, updates the curious sidestepping of a discussion over NATO's role in Iraq, and the Bush-Chirac diplomatic debate over "missionaries for democracy."
- Reporters Notebook: Study Finds That Dogs Understand Language
Dog owners who think they have to spell words like -bath- or -walk- may be right that their pets really do understand language. One such Border Collie is the subject of a report in the latest issue of Science magazine. Rico caught the attention of a senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany. Julia Fischer says she has proved scientifically that Rico can understand more than 200 words.
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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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