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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Charles Pierce | The People Orchestrating This Policy Should Be in the Hague





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Charles Pierce | The People Orchestrating This Policy Should Be in the Hague 
A migrant family. (photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Charles Pierce, Esquire
Pierce writes: "Everybody involved in this policy should sleep tonight in a bunk bed in The Hague."
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Senator Bernie Sanders (photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP)
Senator Bernie Sanders (photo: Jose Luis Magana/AP)

Bernie Sanders to Campaign in Nine Battleground States to End 'Right-Wing Government'
Erin Kelly, USA Today
Kelly writes: "Sen. Bernie Sanders announced Thursday that he will campaign in nine battleground states this month to try to elect Democrats in congressional, gubernatorial and state legislature races from California to South Carolina."
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Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pictured during a visit to the Pentagon on March 22, 2018. (photo: Cliff Owen/AP)
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pictured during a visit to the Pentagon on March 22, 2018. (photo: Cliff Owen/AP)

After Journalist Vanishes, Focus Shifts to Young Prince's 'Dark' and Bullying Side
Karen DeYoung and Kareem Fahim, The Washington Post
Excerpt: "If Khashoggi's disappearance shocked Westerners, they were simply not paying close attention to events in the kingdom, and the lengths to which the crown prince has been willing to go to quash dissent, say seasoned Saudi human rights advocates."
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West Virginia state Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis on Oct. 3, 2012; Justice Allen Loughry on Oct. 3, 2012; Justice Beth Walker on March 16, 2016; and Justice Margaret Workman on Dec. 29, 2008. (photo: Charleston Gazette-Mail/AP)
West Virginia state Supreme Court Justice Robin Davis on Oct. 3, 2012; Justice Allen Loughry on Oct. 3, 2012; Justice Beth Walker on March 16, 2016; and Justice Margaret Workman on Dec. 29, 2008. (photo: Charleston Gazette-Mail/AP)

West Virginia's Absurd, Dangerous Supreme Court Impeachment Crisis
Mark Joseph Stern, Slate
Stern writes: "This saga is an object lesson in the perils of politicizing the judiciary. A minor conflict over the court's budget has escalated into a standoff between the court and the legislature, one driven by Republican efforts to wrest control of the judiciary from Democrats."
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A damaged structure at the Gulf Correctional Institution facility. (photo: Talal Ansari/BuzzFeed News)
A damaged structure at the Gulf Correctional Institution facility. (photo: Talal Ansari/BuzzFeed News)

Families of Inmates of Prison Hit by Hurricane Michael Describe 'Inhumane' Conditions
Zahra Hirji and Talal Ansari, BuzzFeed News
Excerpt: "'They only gave him a bad lunch and told him not to eat it right away because they didn't know when they'll be able to feed them again,' Nicole said, adding that he stayed in a two-man cell the night before, and more people were sleeping on the floor. 'It is so inhumane.'"
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Putin-critic Alexei Navalny spent 50 days behind bars for organising several protests. (photo: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)
Putin-critic Alexei Navalny spent 50 days behind bars for organising several protests. (photo: Maxim Shemetov/Reuters)

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Freed From Prison
Al Jazeera
Excerpt: "Over the last couple of years, Navalny has been one of Putin's most staunch opponents. In the run-up to the 2018 presidential elections, Navalny ran a campaign focusing on battling corruption."
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Steam and exhaust rise from a power plant in Oberhausen, Germany, on Jan. 6, 2017. (photo: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)
Steam and exhaust rise from a power plant in Oberhausen, Germany, on Jan. 6, 2017. (photo: Lukas Schulze/Getty Images)

New Climate Report Shows Efforts to End Global Warming Are Falling Short. Here's How We Can Get on Track.
David Freeman, NBC News
Freeman writes: "Why is it so hard to stop climate change? Can we turn the tide? What is required of governmental leaders - and how can citizens help? Licker answered these and other questions in a wide-ranging interview."
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The Week in Ideas: Jamal Khashoggi's story is far from finished





The Washington Post | The Week in Ideas
Opinions you may have missed.
Our feelings at The Post right now are best captured by
this drawing by Tom Toles.

This, as I’m sure you know, is a reference to our Global
Opinions columnist Jamal Khashoggi, who entered the
Saudi Consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2 and has not been
heard from since.
Jamal was a skilled, courageous journalist who left his
homeland because he could no longer speak freely
there. If, as is being reported, the Saudi government
set out to silence him, it is a monstrous crime, and we
will not rest as we press for the facts of the case to be
revealed and for those responsible to be brought to
account.
In response to Jamal’s disappearance, we published
a moving piece by Jamal’s fiancee, Hatice Cengiz.
Elliott Abrams, a Mideast expert and self-described
defender of Saudi Arabia’s young crown prince,
explained why this act would be both “a great crime
and a great mistake” for the regime.
Joel Simon, head of the Committee to Protect
Journalists, wrote that, at a time of great danger for 
journalists in many parts of the world, this “would be
in a category of depravity all its own.”
Historian Robert Kagan, in his column “Welcome to 
the jungle,” argues that this single event may become
“a symbol of a global, historical trend.”
As always, though, we range over many subjects.
As the midterm elections approach, Adam Bonica and
Michael McFaul, who teach political science at Stanford
University, propose a smart and simple way to increase 
voter turnout.
Columnist Kathleen Parker, who has known her fellow
South Carolinian Nikki Haley for a long time, writes about 
why Haley decided to resign as U.N. ambassador, and
what she might do next.
And Anne Applebaum reports that the West may finally
be figuring out the smart way to respond to Russian
hacking and dirty tricks.
Thank you as always for reading.
Fred Hiatt
Editorial Page Editor

Please, President Trump, shed 
light on my fiance’s disappearance

Jamal Khashoggi is a valuable person, an exemplary thinker and a courageous man. I don’t know how I can keep living if he was abducted or killed in Turkey.
Hatice Cengiz  •   Read more »



Why Jamal Khashoggi’s 
disappearance will haunt the 
Saudi government

The regime’s defenders are already
finding it harder to argue their case.
Elliott Abrams  •   Read more »
What makes Jamal Khashoggi’s 
alleged murder so depraved

Speaking directly and forcefully about Khashoggi’s disappearance would send a message that certain principles are inviolable.
Joel Simon  •   Read more »

Welcome to the jungle

The U.S. once upheld the
liberal world order. We’re now watching it break down.
Robert Kagan  •   Read more »
Want Americans to vote? 
Give them the day off.

All Americans should have
an equal opportunity to vote on Election Day.
Adam Bonica and Michael McFaul  •   Read more »

Nikki Haley’s comet has a long tail

In decades of writing about
politics, I’ve run across few
with Haley’s innate talents. So what’s next for her?
Kathleen Parker  •   Read more »

Russian hackers were caught 
in the act — and the results 
are devastating

The Dutch have decided
to blow the spies’ operation wide open.
Anne Applebaum  •   Read more »


Garrison Keillor | Standing Around, Watching People Suffer





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Garrison Keillor | Standing Around, Watching People Suffer 
Garrison Keillor. (photo: A Prairie Home Companion)
Garrison Keillor, Garrison Keillor's Website
Keillor writes: "The annual marathon ran by our house in St. Paul Sunday morning, a phalanx of flashing lights of police motorcycles, followed by Elisha Barno of Kenya and other African runners, and later the women's winner, Sinke Biyadgilgn, and a stream of thousands of others, runners, joggers, walkers, limpers."
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Women gather for a rally and march at Grant Park in Chicago to inspire voter turnout ahead of midterm polls in the United States, October 13, 2018. (photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images)
Women gather for a rally and march at Grant Park in Chicago to inspire voter turnout ahead of midterm polls in the United States, October 13, 2018. (photo: Kamil Krzaczynski/Getty Images)
Thousands of Women's March Activists Try to Turn Up Heat on GOP Before Election Day
Aamer Madhani and Christal Hayes, USA TODAY
Excerpt: "With less than four weeks to go before the midterm elections, thousands of activists descended upon Chicago and Massachusetts Saturday to urge voters - particularly women - to head to the polls and express their anger about the GOP-led Senate's confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh."
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The Proud Boys in New York City. (photo: Shay Horse/Twitter)
The Proud Boys in New York City. (photo: Shay Horse/Twitter)






Ford writes: "The Proud Boys took Manhattan Friday night, attending a lecture by their founder, Gavin McInnes, at the Metropolitan Republican Club of New York City."
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A prisoner. (photo: Getty Images)
A prisoner. (photo: Getty Images)

Incarcerated Pennsylvanians Now Have to Pay $150 to Read. We Should All Be Outraged.
Jodi Lincoln, The Washington Post
Lincoln writes: "Every year, thousands of people in Pennsylvania prisons write directly to nonprofit organizations such as the one I co-chair with a request for reading material, which we then send to them at no cost. This free access to books has dramatically improved the lives of incarcerated individuals, offering immense emotional and mental relief as well as a key source of rehabilitation."
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Prince. (photo: Bertrand Guay/Getty Images)
Prince. (photo: Bertrand Guay/Getty Images)

Prince's Estate Wants Donald Trump to Stop Playing 'Purple Rain' at His Hate Rallies
Monique Judge, The Root
Judge writes: "Donald Trump likely does not care for or about black people. It is evident in his policies, the way he set up his administration, and the way he is currently exploiting the lunacy of Kanye West."
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Protesters in Bolivia wave a giant wiphala, a symbol of indigenous heritage. (photo: Patrick Breen)
Protesters in Bolivia wave a giant wiphala, a symbol of indigenous heritage. (photo: Patrick Breen)

Original Peoples of Bolivia Celebrate Decolonization Day
teleSUR
Excerpt: "The original peoples of Bolivia celebrated Decolonization Day in the Case Grande del Pueblo Friday."
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Pollution from a factory. (photo: Reuters)
Pollution from a factory. (photo: Reuters)

EPA Cuts Science Panel That Reviewed Deadly Air Pollutants
Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch
Rosane writes: "It seems that every day scientists discover more about the dangers of air pollution. It is well known that it causes heart and lung disease, but studies this year have linked it to dementia and found soot particles in placenta. Most recently, a study published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine found a connection between particulate matter and mouth cancer risk."
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