The U.S. military drawdown has already started, bringing the number of U.S. troops from around 13,000 at the time of the singing of the deal to around 8,600. President Donald Trump has said there will be less than 5,000 troops left in Afghanistan by the November U.S. presidential elections. … [Read more...] about Official: Afghan-Taliban Talks Would Need ‘Maximum Flexibility’ By Both Sides
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Maybe there really are two Americas. In Minneapolis, site of some of the most destructive rioting in decades, Democrats in Tuesday’s primary backed a radical anti-Semitic progressive who wants to dismantle the police. In Georgia’s 14th District, Republicans elected as their Congressional nominee Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman accused of making racist comments and criticized for supporting QAnon. … [Read more...] about Liz Peek: These two primary results from Tuesday bookmark extremism in America
And then there’s Steven, whose Cinderella run for governor provides the emotional heart of the film. A child of Mexican immigrants, he’s aware that his progressive values will face intense scrutiny in the river of red whose votes he’s swimming upstream to win. But he is convinced of the power of listening to find accord and chart a path forward that’s paved with compromise. … [Read more...] about The ‘Boys State’ Teens Voted for Texas to Secede. Now They’re Our Political Future.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo last week walked back his criticism of NYPD police officers for using force to restrain looters and rioters; instead he said the violence against officers is "intolerable." The shift came a day after Cuomo slammed de Blasio and the NYPD for how they've handled the ongoing violence in the wake of Floyd's death. … [Read more...] about New York City lifting curfew early amid George Floyd protests, de Blasio says