President Trump has invited Iran to “pick up the phone and call” him. He’s also threatened the “end” of that country. It’s the latest act in a long international drama. America’s allies and adversaries fear another Middle East conflict might happen by accident.
The climate change candidate: Washington State Governor Jay Inslee
All the White House hopefuls talk about Climate Change. But Democrat Jay Inslee says it’s not just one issue; it’s all the issues. It would be the “organizing principle” for his Administration. He claims he could transform the economy without sacrificing prosperity despite massive disruptions.
The powers of Congress vs Trump’s executive privilege
Congress is investigating misconduct alleged by the Mueller report. White House lawyers are rejecting every subpoena. The struggle is basic to divided government: the Executive versus the Legislature, while the Judiciary stands by. It’s a great lesson for Civics 101. Is it also a “constitutional crisis?”
Climate change and species extinction
More than a million species of plants, animals, fish and insects are going extinct because of human activity. A massive report from the UN blames it partly on climate change. The Trump Administration signed on. But talk is not action. What needs to be done?
Health insurance and the presidential campaign
Get ready for more debate about health insurance as Trump runs for re-election. Democratic hopefuls are debating reforms while Republicans accuse them of “socialized medicine.” What does that mean? What’s the difference between “Medicare for All” and “Medicare for America?” You may need to know.