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?
Trump says goodbye Paris Accord: What does it mean for U.S. and the planet? President Donald Trump announced Thursday that the U.S. will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, the landmark international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions. Trump was to renegotiate a new deal, but will that happen?
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.
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.