Hunter College of the City University of New York
FROM Carlos Vargas
Puerto Rico’s $72 Billion Problem Tourists may flock to Puerto Rico for its tropical appeal, but its residents are fleeing. The island commonwealth is approximately $72 billion in debt. And that debt became a subject of last night’s Univision and Washington Post debate in Miami, when the Democratic candidates were asked if they would help Puerto Rico. What’s behind the island nation’s economic woes?
George Saunders: Lincoln in the Bardo (Part I) Lincoln in the Bardo dramatizes a grieving President Lincoln as he visits the grave of his beloved son Willie, who died at age eleven. In the novel, the buried dead believe they're not dead -- "they're sick and refer to their coffins as "sick boxes."
Previewing James Comey's blockbuster testimony Former FBI director James Comey testifies Thursday in front of the Senate Intelligence Committee, but his opening statement has been released. In it, he says he felt pressured by Donald Trump to declare loyalty to him and publicly clear him of any wrongdoing in the Russia investigation.