FROM Lara Jakes
The Popularity of Right-Wing Political Parties in Europe The ongoing migrant crisis and economic stagnation in Europe has boosted the popularity of some right-wing, anti-immigrant political parties. On Monday, a candidate with the far-right, anti-immigrant Freedom Party lost the presidential race in Austria, but only by a tiny margin. The election came down to mail-in votes. Why are groups like the Freedom Party, which was founded in 1956, catching on now? Is something similar happening in the U.S?
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?
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.