FROM Alfred L. Brophy
Georgetown, other universities grapple with slave histories The list of injustices black people have suffered in America is long, and that’s why some say they deserve reparations. Georgetown University – a school that owned slaves and sold them – announced Wednesday it is taking a step towards that. University officials have decided to give descendants of those slaves applying to Georgetown preferential consideration for admission. The school is also issuing an apology and renaming some buildings, among other measures. How are other universities confronting their connections to slavery?
Why is Trump so behind on filling staff jobs, establishing concrete policies? Yesterday Donald Trump signed a “decision memo” to revamp the air traffic control system. But there was little legislative detail in the plan. There’s not much to other splashy announcements from the White House, including tax cuts and the arms deal with Saudi Arabia. And hundreds of positions are unfilled in federal agencies.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.