• The Marine commandant says Trump’s border fixation is hurting combat readiness

    The commandant of the Marine Corps warned in secret memos that President Trump's diversions of money from the military's budget to build his wall pose an “unacceptable risk to the combat readiness and solvency” of our armed forces.

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  • New Zealand bans assault rifles after mosque attacks

    Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the country will launch a buyback program to take existing weapons out of circulation while those who don’t comply will be subject to fines.

  • Why the Trump administration keeps losing in court

    Federal judges have ruled against the Trump administration at least 63 times over the past two years. It’s an extraordinary record of legal defeat that has stymied large parts of the president’s agenda on the environment, immigration and other matters.

  • Trump still hasn’t explicitly expressed sympathy for Muslims after the mosque massacre

    President Trump has a long history of disparaging Muslims and other minorities, while simultaneously refusing to forcefully condemn white supremacy and violent nationalism.

  • New Zealand moving swiftly to pass gun control after mosque shooting

    New Zealand’s coalition government plans to formally unveil strict new gun laws within the next week as a direct response to the attacks on the mosques in Christchurch.