President Trump announced that the overnight rumors were accurate that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in an US raid in Syria.
These decisions have generational impacts on millions of people, and should be treated as such, not just tweeted about.
A new lawsuit filed by the father of Hoda Muthana throws shade over assumptions about her citizenship- and the narrative that the decision forbidding her return is a Trumpian overreach.
Some -myself included- are content to let Muthana lie in the bed she made and rest easier with one less person like her on our soil. Others -myself included- begrudgingly look to the law for a determination of the propriety of her return, and find much more gray area than one would hope.
I can’t help but gloat at the meteoric fall of the man who thought fighting teacher unions was akin to taking on ISIS.
When headline writers use questions, Burt Likko answers them. Briefly, completely, and unabashedly expressing his own opinion. Ten questions about politics, the business of news, news of business, and grizzly bears.
A Fox News “debate” on profiling is a perfect illustration of why the tactic always starts off sounding reasonable — and always ends up sounding like bigotry.
by Tod Kelly
Burt Likko wonders whether, despite the unmitigated human rights awfulness that is the nascent would-be state forming in northern Iraq, swallowing our idealism and adopting a strategy of economic containment wouldn’t be a more practical alternative to making war against ISIS.
UPDATE: Reaction to President Obama’s address of September 10.
The New York Times ran a story that took Burt Likko’s breath away in outrage when he read it last night. But apparently, he’s pretty much the only one.