Farm bankruptcies rise as Trump’s trade war grinds on
Hundreds of farmers around the country are grappling with rising debt, dismal commodity prices and the fallout of President Trump’s ongoing trade wars.
Dairy farmers have felt the brunt of this tough time, acutely affected by changing consumer tastes and the trade wars with China, Canada and Mexico. National correspondent Annie Gowen followed one family on the brink of bankruptcy.
- Farm bankruptcies rise as Trump’s trade war grinds on
- A Minnesota farm family fights to save its land
- ‘I don’t know how we’re going to survive this.’ Some once-loyal farmers begin to doubt Trump.
Life after surviving the Charleston shooting
Felicia Sanders survived the 2015 shooting at Charleston’s Mother Emanuel AME Church, when white supremacist Dylann Roof killed nine members of her midweek prayer group, including her son and aunt.
But in the aftermath, instead of finding support and comfort in her community, she grappled with another unexpected loss, says video producer Joy Sharon Yi – her connection to the church that had shaped her life.
- She survived the Charleston church shooting. Now she feels rejected by her house of worship
- 'Part of me died that night': Life after surviving the Charleston shooting
- For Charleston’s Emanuel AME Church, shooting is another painful chapter in rich history
- The terrible numbers that grow with each mass shooting
What it takes to shut down a ‘cesspool of hate’
San Francisco-based Web company Cloudflare announced on Sunday that it would no longer provide services to website 8chan, a move that effectively kicked the site off the Internet.
8chan is notorious for hosting message boards where the perpetrators of mass shootings have posted manifestos before attacks. ReporterDrew Harwell says that although the site is still down, that may not be enough to stop the spread of hate on the Internet.
Damian Paletta unpacks the most recent battles in the trade war with China. Mike DeBonis on the many retiring House members leaving Republicans in a lurch. And Bilal Qureshi on Toni Morrison’s legacy.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Greg Miller unpacks the calls for a redirection of U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Frances Stead Sellers and Whitney Leaming on people’s search for home after the Camp Fire. And Monica Hesse pokes holes in the gender-reveal party trend.
Thursday, August 8, 2019