June 15, 2018 Must Reads

*********************************** Breaking News: Trade War with China Begins This morning, Friday, June 15, The New York Times reports that, “The Trump administration said on Friday that it would move ahead with imposing a 25 percent tariff on $50 billion of Chinese products that are imported into the United States, threatening to escalate what had primarily been a…

Must Reads June 13, 2018

************************************* SPECIAL REPORT: G-7 MELTDOWN ************************************* Here we are again with a special edition of our weekly news update. Though the big story this week is surely the Kim-Trump summit—and from the point of view of the beginning of a long process of peace-making, it is—we offer a special edition on the G-7 Summit, which will have…

June 8, 2018 Must Reads

***READ ARCHIVED RECENT MUST-READS AND LEARN MORE ABOUT INDIVISIBLE DUPAGE AT OUR WEBSITE: INDIVISIBLEDUPAGE.COM***   Here we are again with our weekly news update. We know that you are busy people, and you probably do have a lot of news to sift through, online, on social media, on news feeds. But we will bring you a…

June 1, 2018 Must Reads

*************************************************** For news of the trade war with our allies, announced on Thursday, see item 9 below ***************************************************   1. We begin with a follow-up to last week’s discussion of racism in Trump’s America. So: did Donald Trump really and truly call some immigrants “Animals”? According to The New York Times on May 16 he did, and with brio. “President…

May 24, 2018 Must Reads

Breaking Story We bring you first this week the developing story of the cancellation of the US-North Korea talks. As The Washington Post reports, “President Trump on Thursday canceled a summit next month with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, citing ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ from the rogue nation in a letter explaining his abrupt decision. “’I…

May 4, 2018 Must Reads

1. A. In a week with much news—in fact in a year with much news—one story stands out as perhaps the most significant yet, both as a piece of journalism and as a new revelation about the Mueller investigation. Our readers no doubt know that on Monday The New York Times broke the story that the prosecutors’ questions for Trump…

April 27, 2018 Must Reads

1. A big victory this week for DACA recipients. According to The New York Times on Monday, “Judge John D. Bates of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia said that the administration’s decision to terminate the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was based on the ‘virtually unexplained’ grounds that the…

April 20, 2018 Must Reads

1. “Leave the gun. Take the cannoli” Department: We expect that most of our readers have heard about the release of James Comey’s book, A Higher Loyalty. Press coverage has been obsessive and thorough, and Comey himself has made the rounds discussing his book, including: the controversy over his firing; Trump’s character; the “loyalty oath”…

April 6, 2018 Must Reads

1. Former Secretary of State Madeline Albright has written a New York Times op-ed to appear on Sunday. She asks, “Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?,” and suggests that we are on a path, globally and even here at home, to fascism. This is a powerful indictment from a former Cabinet Secretary whose family escaped Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia. Her powerful words…

March 30, 2018 Must Reads

1.  Scott Pruitt to California: “Learn not to breathe.”  No, that is not a headline in The Onion. It is the latest shocker in a string of proposed attacks on the Environmental Protection Agency itself, where the “Protection” part seems to be offensive to the administration. Scott Pruitt has proposed rolling back Obama-era rules for auto fuel economy standards…