A presidential July 4 celebration
President Trump has asked the Pentagon to marshal a broadening array of military hardware, including tanks and fighter jets. No, this isn’t for a military parade — it’s for his planned Fourth of July address to the nation.
Juliet Eilperin is a senior national affairs correspondent for The Post, and she’s been covering Trump’s plans for Independence Day.
- Trump asks for tanks, Marine One and much more for grandiose July Fourth event
- Park Service diverts $2.5 million in fees for Trump’s Fourth of July extravaganza
- Forget the tanks. Trump’s violation of the Lincoln Memorial is the real offense.
Murder in the Atlas Mountains
Late last year, two women — Maren Ueland and Louisa Jespersen — were killed while backpacking in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.
It was a brutal attack, captured on a cellphone video by one of the perpetrators. The men who carried it out wanted to impress the Islamic State, but in the end the attack served only to incite the far right and white nationalists to attack Islam.
‘This is the comment line. May I have your comment, please?’
In an increasingly divided Washington, inside a White House with ever-changing staff, there’s a 99-year-old woman who has been volunteering for 26 years.
Louise Griffin, a retired teacher and principal, tells The Post’s Roxanne Roberts that it’s a privilege to serve — no matter who is in office.
Shibani Mahtani explains how Hong Kong’s demonstrations are at a crossroads. Plus, Luisa Beck on how people’s tours of concentration camps are colored by present-day anxieties. And Hannah Sampson on why you’re not alone in the “Mile Cry Club.”
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Taylor Telford explains how the United States became reliant on China for fireworks — and what the ongoing trade war might mean for future Fourth of July celebrations. And science reporter Lena Sun explains her obsession with sour cherries.
Thursday, July 4, 2019