How Kim bested Trump in 2017’s defining geopolitical slugfest

One of 2017’s defining geopolitical slugfests was between heavyweight personalities President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. It was an international standoff that descended into personal name-calling, with Trump labeling Kim “little rocket man” and the U.S. president being described as an “old lunatic” and a “dotard” in return. If the past … Read more

Major cases await Supreme Court in 2018

WASHINGTON — Major cases await the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court when they return to the bench in January, including a test of how states purge their databases of unqualified voters and a challenge likely to deal a serious blow to the nation’s public sector unions. In both cases, the Trump administration has switched … Read more

Vice sorry for workplace that bred sexual harassment

The founders of Vice Media admitted to having “failed as a company to create a safe and inclusive workplace where everyone, especially women, can feel respected and thrive” after a New York Times investigation published Saturday revealed allegations of sexual harassment and a toxic work environment. The report said three Vice employees received settlements after … Read more

Some Puerto Ricans forced to celebrate Christmas in the dark

Sorry, this video needs JavaScript turned on Puerto Rico’s Christmas in the dark Arlene Rivera says, “I’m never going to lose the Christmas spirit.” She and her family have been living in the mountains of Adjuntas without electricity and water since Hurricane Maria. For all sides, 2017 was a year to seek justice Chelsea bomber … Read more

Rohingya Refugees: How to help the children

Rohingya children hold objects they use as toys to play with in refugee camps in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar. Ed Jones / AFP – Getty Images Refugee camps in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, are overflowing with more than 620,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled what the United Nations says is a campaign of ethnic cleansing by military … Read more

NBC News fires Matt Lauer after sexual misconduct review

Matt Lauer, a familiar face in morning news as the anchor of “Today” for two decades, was fired by World News after a detailed complaint about inappropriate sexual behavior that took place during the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The accusation also noted that the alleged behavior continued in the workplace after the games, World News confirmed. … Read more

British PM issues rare rebuke of Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim videos

The British government delivered a rare rebuke of President Donald Trump Wednesday for retweeting inflammatory anti-Muslim and anti-immigrant videos originally shared by a far-right U.K. political group. Trump shared the three videos posted by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the fringe group Britain First, which opposes what it calls the “Islamization” of Britain and has … Read more

North Korea’s latest missile went 10 times higher than space station

Kim Jong Un’s latest ballistic missile test flew 10 times higher than the International Space Station and twice as high as any satellite in low-earth orbit, according to South Korea’s military. Although analysts were scrambling Wednesday to learn what they could about the North Korean launch, Pyongyang said it had tested a new type of … Read more

Trump’s support for the GOP tax plan betrays his rural voters

Sign up for the THINK newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.You will be up to date with all our THINK updates, including special offersGet fresh opinions, sharp analyses and powerful essays delivered to your inbox.President Donald J. Trump speaks during a meeting with congressional leadership at the White House on November 28, 2017 … Read more

Al Sharpton: Meek Mill is latest victim of America’s fetish for incarceration

Sign up for the THINK newsletterYou have been successfully added to our newsletter.You will be up to date with all our THINK updates, including special offersGet fresh opinions, sharp analyses and powerful essays delivered to your inbox.This fight is about more than just one man.Matt Rourke / APThis week, I made a visit to Chester … Read more