FROM Philip Howard
In Beer Merger Mania, Anheuser-Busch InBev Says It’s Miller Time Anheuser-Busch was a historic American company—but now it’s owned by InBev of Brazil. Miller and Coors also got together, and they’re now part of SABMiller of England. Now, SABMiller has its eye on Heineken of Holland, and there are reports that it’s lining up financing to take over InBev. Philip Howard is Professor of Community, Food and Agriculture at Michigan State University, a student of consolidation in the food industry.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.