President Trump’s remarks after last week’s violence in Charlottesville fit a pattern that goes back decades. From his first public controversy in the 1970s and continuing through his 2016 presidential campaign, he has regularly fanned the flames of racial controversies.
Condemnations from business leaders, representing all corners of American industry, were striking for the ways they personally critiqued the president for failing to attempt to unify the country in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville.
The uproar over Trump’s equating of white nationalists and counterprotesters underscored the challenges that even a four-star general such as John Kelly faces in instilling order around the president, whose first instinct when cornered is to lash out.
A monument to Confederate General John Hunt Morgan stands outside the Historic Lexington Courthouse in Lexington, Ky. (Reuters)
A monument to Confederate General John Hunt Morgan stands outside the Historic Lexington Courthouse in Lexington, Ky. (Reuters)
Boston laid down strict conditions for an upcoming rally and counterprotest. California lawmakers called for the revocation of a permit for an upcoming rally on federal park land. And other cities are grappling with what to do about their Confederate monuments.
Students and residents gathered at the university’s Rotunda in Charlottesville to sing together for an evening vigil that stood in stark contrast to last week’s torch-lit march of white supremacists.
A crackdown by tech giants on “alt-right” content has heightened concerns over how those companies are becoming arbiters of free speech. In response, right-wing technologists are building parallel digital services for their own movement.
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The renovation for Duke Ellington’s Georgetown campus is the biggest budget-buster in the city’s modernization effort for all its 115 public schools. And the spending isn’t yet finished.
The rationale is unclear, but the D.C. Department of Transportation confirmed that it removed the station this week at the Trump administration’s request.
The comment, apparently meant to dispel stereotypes, prompted groans, murmurs and, later, shouting at a meeting for professional development.
A Prince George’s jury awarded $850,000 to an Army veteran injured during an encounter with an off-duty police officer.
Ordinarily, only Mormons can enter the temple, so mark your calendars for the rare opportunity to visit.
Democrat Ralph Northam called for relocating statues to museums, while Republican Ed Gillespie blasted the idea as erasing history, urging an approach that emphasizes education.
After two days of deliberation, the jury said that prosecutors failed to prove Gary Montgomery killed JaParker Deoni Jones.
Troops have faced off on a plateau in the Himalayas in tense proximity, in a dispute prompted by moves by the Chinese military to build a road into territory claimed by India’s close ally, Bhutan.
Mayor Greg Stanton said he’s worried that President Trump will use the visit to pardon former Maricopa County sheriff Joe Arpaio and further inflame emotions.
After the attorney general threatened to withhold federal police grants if the city does not change, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel responded that the Trump administration is "wrong morally, wrong factually and wrong legally."
Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's charitable group gave nearly $6 million for a new front in the fight over Trump administration policies.
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True fairness in covering President Trump cannot be the reporting of false equivalencies.
Parents of the thousands of children stolen and sold for adoption every year face a nightmare of official indifference and often worse from Chinese authorities who treat them as a nuisance and a threat to “social stability.”
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