Presidential hopeful Mike Pence evokes Reagan, carves anti-Trump lane

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence rides a motorcycle during the "Roast and Ride" event hosted by U.S. Senator Joni Ernst in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. June 3, 2023. Photo by Dave Kaup TPX/Reuters.

Mike Pence is officially running for president — against the former president who made him vice president. He’s trying to evoke Reagan conservatism, but does the Trump-dominated GOP actually want to go retro? And does Pence have the charisma to bring voters with him?

The Ukrainian military may or may not have launched its much-anticipated counteroffensive in the wake of a horrific dam break that flooded the front lines. If Russia was responsible, could it be a dangerous sign of things to come in this war, and should the world condemn the act with a louder voice?

And this week’s announcement of a big merger in the world of golf raises questions about Saudi Arabia and whether it’s using sports to turn attention away from its record of human rights abuses.




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