FROM Ian Buruma
Is the Anglo-American world order over? French President Francois Hollande said he won’t run for re-election. He’s a Socialist, and the far-right is favored to win elections in France this Spring. Voters in Italy and Austria are heading to the polls this Sunday. In Austria, the far-right candidate is expected to win the presidency. Italy’s election is widely seen as a referendum on liberal democracy. Given populist victories in other European countries, plus America’s latest presidential election, are we witnessing the end of the Anglo-American world order?
In 'Speechless,' Scott Silveri combines comedy, family & disability Scott Silveri has written and produced sitcoms for more than 20 years. In all that time, he never encountered a TV family that looked anything like the one he grew up in -- with a mom, a dad...and a brother with cerebral palsy. He changed that with his show Speechless on ABC. Silveri tells us about looking to his own past for stories, and why he was determined to make a family comedy and not just a "disability show."
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."
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.