In Washington, there is a conventional wisdom on North Korea that spans both parties and much of elite opinion. It goes roughly like this: North Korea is the world’s most bizarre country, run by a crackpot dictator with a strange haircut. He is unpredictable and irrational and cannot be negotiated with. Eventually this weird and cruel regime will collapse. Meanwhile, the only solution is more and more pressure. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?
El Departamento de Salud ha aceptado 12 solicitudes para producir marihuana con fines médicos.
I have tried to evaluate Donald Trump’s presidency fairly. I’ve praised him when he has appointed competent people to high office and expressed support for his policies when they seemed serious and sensible (even though this has drawn criticism from some quarters). But there has always been another aspect to this presidency lurking beneath the surface, sometimes erupting into full view as it did this week. Donald Trump, in much of his rhetoric and many of his actions, poses a danger to American democracy.
Ethic experts are concerned that despite removing herself from the management of her Ivanka Trump fashion company and becoming an unpaid government employee in March, her political and business interests are still so closely linked that she is deep in an ethical “danger zone” over conflict of interest laws.
Using thousands of historic artifacts and digital recreations of historic events, the new museum tells the story of how the United States became an independent nation.
La Casa Blanca publicó el viernes las declaraciones financieras de decenas de sus altos cargos confirmando que el presidente, Donald Trump, se ha rodeado de funcionarios pudientes, entre ellos su hija Ivanka Trump y su yerno, Jared Kushner.
President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, are the beneficiaries of interests worth as much as $740 million. Mr. Trump’s chief strategist, Stephen K. Bannon, has made millions promoting right-wing thought.
Wheat consumption is growing in Mexico, with thousands of bakeries offering artisan bread
In an essay in The New York Review of Books, Jessica Mathews points out that since 1945, Americans of both political parties have accepted three principles. First, that America’s security is enhanced by its broad and deep alliances around the world. Second, that an open global economy is not a zero-sum game but rather allows America to prosper and others to grow. And finally, while there was debate about whether dictatorships were to be “tolerated, managed, or confronted,” in the end there was a faith in democracy and its advantages.
Just a few days before the United States celebrates the 341st anniversary of its birth as a republic, the National Park Service in Philadelphia has 54 sites and historic buildings that now stand as bridges to a heroic past that still defines the Spirit of national democracy.