FROM Thomas LaVeist
Vaccine Activism and Race The anti-vaccine movement suffered a blow this morning. The State Assembly passed a bill that makes it much harder for parents to opt out of vaccinating their children. The bill throws out the personal belief exemption. And one of the groups that was fighting it might be surprising. The Nation of Islam warned black legislators not to support it, even comparing mandatory vaccinations to the infamous Tuskegee experiment, in which doctors withheld syphilis treatment from hundreds of black men in the name of medical research. Why are they taking this stance?
What does the Paris terrorist attack mean for Europe? There was another terrorist attack in Paris Thursday. A police officer was killed, two other officers were wounded, and the shooter was killed. Officials are calling the attack terrorism. There have been more than a half dozen terrorist attacks in France over the past two years.
How California gave birth to Trumpism California served as an incubator for the hard-line conservative thinking that helped propel Donald Trump to the White House. It’s an ideology birthed out of opposition to the liberal politics and multiculturalism that now dominate the state.
North Korea tests more missiles, Turkey's president gains more power Early Tuesday morning, North Korea tested another intercontinental ballistic missile. It blew up shortly after take-off. But North Korea keeps working on a nuclear missile that could reach the U.S. Also in Turkey, a close vote has given sweeping new powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Turkey is an important Western ally in the region, but its leader is becoming increasingly authoritarian.