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.
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.
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.
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."
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.”