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August 22, 2017

Trump’s address on Afghanistan, slanted.

On Monday night, U.S. President Donald Trump gave a nationally televised address that described what he called a “path forward in Afghanistan and South Asia.” Trump spoke for 25 minutes to an estimated 2,000 troops at Fort Myer, Virginia. He said he had come to three conclusions regarding Afghanistan: The U.S. “must seek an honorable […]

August 21, 2017

Think the NYT and Fox covered Bannon differently? Yes and no.

On Friday, Stephen K. Bannon, left his position as White House chief strategist. He had submitted his letter of resignation on Aug. 7, and then he and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly “mutually agreed” that Friday “would be Steve’s last day,” according to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. “We are grateful […]

August 18, 2017

What we’re not considering in the Confederate monument debate

On Thursday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted about the removal of Confederate monuments in several U.S. cities, saying that he was, “Sad to see the history and culture of our great country being ripped apart with the removal of our beautiful statues and monuments.” “You can’t change history, but you can learn from it,” […]

August 18, 2017

A guide to Confederate monuments by state

In the U.S., there are at least 718 monuments and statues, 109 public schools, 80 cities or counties, 10 U.S. military bases, and nine state holidays representing or honoring the Confederacy or its leaders, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). While some states have laws or ordinances prohibiting the removal of such monuments, […]

August 17, 2017

The Daily Cut: Trump councils dissolved | Hicks named | Philippines killings | Nigeria bombings | Hawaii crash

On Wednesday, U.S. President Donald Trump announced the dissolution of his manufacturing and business advisory councils, the American Manufacturing Council and Strategic and Policy Forum. On Twitter, Trump said, “Rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople of the Manufacturing Council & Strategy & Policy Forum, I am ending both. Thank you all!” On Wednesday morning, […]

August 16, 2017

The news changed, but the spin on North Korea didn’t

On Tuesday, the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) reported that North Korea’s supreme leader Kim Jong Un had reviewed plans to fire four missiles towards the island of Guam, a U.S. territory, and did not give orders to fire, saying he would “watch a little more the foolish and stupid conduct of the Yankees.” […]