Welcome to the new age of nuclear instability. U.S. withdraws from nuclear weapons treaty with Russia, paving the way for a new arms race (and more). John Bolton is a serial arms control killer. Warren unveils bill barring U.S. from initiating a nuclear holocaust. America’s other big plan for nuclear weapons (and it has nothing to do with war or Russia). Russia denies report it made secret offer to build nuke plant for Pyongyang. The Korean peace process: American foreign policy hasn’t done any real thinking in two years. North Korea says continued US sanctions put denuclearization at risk. Splashy summits and Nobel Prize talk are a sideshow: The real power behind peace on the Korean Peninsula isn’t Donald Trump or even Kim Jong-un — it’s South Korean President Moon Jae-in.


Erik Peterson (Texas A&M): Paper Cuts: How Reporting Resources Affect Political News Coverage. Maria Canellopoulou-Bottis (Ionian): Utilitarianism v. Deontology: A Philosophy for Copyright. Aja Romano on why everyone hates the Patriots. Why Tony Romo is a genius at football commentary. The racist politics of the English language: How we went from “racist” to “racially tinged”. Why some journalists have a hard time saying the word “racist”. Rhae Lynn Barnes on the troubling history behind Ralph Northam’s blackface (and more and more). On well-intended white folks: Christopher Emdin on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the making of a public image.

Lisa M. Austin (Toronto): The Public Nature of Private Property. Paul Krugman on the attack of the fanatical centrists. Want a third party? Think again. Howard Schultz is Democrats’ chance to bury Clintonism forever. David Leonhardt on the six forms of media bias. Cory Booker is a genuinely distinctive Democrat on one big issue: criminal justice (and more). From Axios, insider leaks Trump’s “Executive Time”-filled private schedules. Irin Carmon on a false war over late abortion. The Great Texas Immigrant Voter Hunt shoots itself in the foot. “2020 class warfare?”: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Left face off against billionaires in a fight to tax the rich.

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