Links to today’s show transcripts:
Why Is U.S. Threatening War with North Korea Instead of Pushing for Negotiations?
The war of words between the U.S. and North Korea continues to intensify, with North Korea threatening to strike the U.S. territory of Guam, while Defense Secretary General Mattis warned North Korea’s actions could result in the “destruction of its people.” This came after Trump vowed to strike at North Korea with “fire and fury.” Meanwhile, the U.N. Security Council recently imposed a new round of sanctions against North Korea over its test launches of two intercontinental ballistic missiles last month.
Andrew Bacevich: Trump’s Handling of N. Korea, His First National Security Crisis, is Very Troubling
On Tuesday, Trump shocked the world by hinting the U.S. could carry out a nuclear strike on North Korea. Hours after he spoke, North Korea threatened to strike the U.S. territory of Guam in the western Pacific. China has warned that a “war of words” between the U.S. and North Korea could spiral out of hand.
Former DOJ Civil Rights Head: Jeff Sessions Is Implementing an Anti-Civil Rights Agenda
It’s been six months since Attorney General Jeff Sessions was sworn in as head of the Department of Justice. In that time, Sessions has managed to undo nearly every aspect of Obama’s civil rights legacy. Sessions is using the Justice Department to roll back decades of progress on civil rights, voting rights, LGBT rights and police reform.