FROM Naomi Grimley
Tony Blair: Past, Present and Future It's been the worst-kept political secret in years, and today, Tony Blair said, " Ten years is enough ." After announcing his plans to his cabinet in London, the British Prime Minister finally announced that he'll submit his resignation to Queen Elizabeth on June 27. By that time, the majority Labour Party 's expected to have selected Chancellor Gordon Brown as the next Prime Minister. In his speech today, surrounded by vocal supporters, Blair addressed the most controversial aspect of his ten years as the leader of Britain: his support for President Bush and the war in Iraq. We look at Blair's accomplishments and his failures. Will support for the war in Iraq damage his legacy or enhance it? What will Blair's absence mean for President Bush? What's the future for leadership of the European Union ?
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."
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.