Elizabeth Warren has declined to acknowledge that middle-class taxes would need to go up to pay for a single-payer health care system. How would Democratic voters feel if she did?
The New York TimesElizabeth Warren has avoided acknowledging that middle-class taxes would need to go up to pay for a single-payer health care system. Polls show that Democrats are willing to pay more, but whether the broader electorate agrees is unclear.
A push to strengthen discipline in the SEAL teams has been stymied by one member’s support in the White House.
The New York Times“People want to hold these guys accountable,” said a Navy officer involved in a push to strengthen discipline. “But they are afraid that if you do anything, minutes later there will be a tweet from the White House, and the officer in charge will get axed.”
Supporters say a bill being considered by the City Council in the nation’s capital would protect prostitutes. Critics say it would be a boon to sex traffickers.
The New York TimesA bill in Washington would make it the first U.S. city to decriminalize prostitution. Others have curtailed arrests for prostitution in recent years, but buying sex is still prosecuted and pimping continues to be treated as a serious crime.
If President Trump doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office.
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Retired Admiral William H. McRaven writes, "If our promises are meaningless, how will our allies ever trust us? If we can’t have faith in our nation’s principles, why would the men and women of this nation join the military?"
The city approved a $205,000 payout to a woman who sued after she said an officer violated her rights during a cavity search.
The New York TimesThe City of San Antonio approved a $205,000 settlement with a woman who said a police officer took her tampon out during a search for drugs. A lawyer for the ACLU called it “a shocking search" and "grossly invasive."
In an address at Georgetown University, the Facebook chief executive called for more free speech — not less — as his company has been assailed for allowing lies and falsehoods to appear.
The New York TimesInvoking Frederick Douglass, Martin Luther King Jr., the Vietnam War and the First Amendment, Mark Zuckerberg cast Facebook as a beacon of free expression in a defiant speech dismissing critics of the site’s role in spreading disinformation
The acting White House chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, told reporters that the U.S. withheld military aid to force Ukraine to investigate corruption, which he said would include scrutinizing Democrats.
The New York TimesBreaking News: Mick Mulvaney, the acting White House chief of staff, said the U.S. froze aid partly to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democrats. He undercut President Trump's denials of a quid pro quo.
The agreement was a step forward in the frantic negotiations to map out Britain’s departure from the E.U., but the support of Parliament and Northern Irish lawmakers is far from assured.
The New York Times"We've got a great new deal that takes back control," Boris Johnson tweeted. Britain and the E.U. have reached a draft Brexit deal, but the support of Parliament and Northern Irish lawmakers is far from assured. Follow our live updates.
Attacked abroad, and facing a raft of sanctions, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan may nevertheless be getting what he wants from Turkey’s invasion of Kurdish-held Syria.
The New York Times“Americans, Europeans, Chinese, Arabs — all united against Turkey,” the front-page of Sozcu, a Turkish newspaper usually fiercely opposed to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said on Wednesday. “Bring it on.”
A century ago, the future Nazi leader began his career as a propagandist.
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Timothy Snyder writes: Hitler and the Nazis found a simple slogan they repeated again and again to discredit reporters: “Lügenpresse.” Today the extreme right in Germany has revived this term, which in English is “fake news.”
Shifts added or subtracted at short notice play havoc with budgets and lives, and disproportionately hurt black and Hispanic women.
The New York TimesAfrican-Americans, Hispanics and other minorities — particularly women — are much more likely to be assigned irregular schedules, new research shows, and that the harmful repercussions are felt not just by the workers but also their families
President Trump’s trade adviser frequently cited Ron Vara, a fictional source who was a critic of China, in his writings.
The New York TimesPeter Navarro, a top White House trade adviser, has frequently cited a source in his books named Ron Vara, who dispensed anti-China musings. But Ron Vara, it turns out, does not exist. He is apparently an anagram of Navarro’s surname.