District officials view the federal show of force as an unnecessary and worry that the Trump administration's moves to extend security barriers beyond the White House perimeter and close off nearby Lafayette Square could become permanent.
The White House is now so heavily fortified that it resembles monarchical palaces or authoritarian compounds. The resulting picture is jarring and distinctly political — a Rorschach test for one’s view of the Trump presidency.
How cities failed to protect the black community from the coronavirus. President Trump’s break with the World Health Organization during a pandemic. And the double-edged sword of cameras being everywhere for racial injustice protesters and police.
The paper said a “rushed editorial process” was to blame. Publisher A.G. Sulzberger earlier defended the essay as commitment to airing a “diversity” of voices that differ from the paper’s editorial stance.
Any vaccine will have to be distributed globally to stamp out the pandemic and avoid a humanitarian disaster in which rich countries restart their economies while people in poorer countries continue to die.
The president has floated the idea of a federal takeover of D.C. police and threatened to send active-duty military into the city. For now, the Justice Department says the National Guard is supporting civilian authority and is not making arrests.
The Duchess of Sussex spoke to students at her former high school in Los Angeles about the nationwide protests to bring attention to police brutality and racism in the United States. "I realized: The only wrong thing to say is to say nothing,” she said.