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Readers write: Winning over voters, best columnists, complicated topic, help for teens
Sat, 29 Jul 2017 06:00:01 -0400

Readers write: Winning over voters, best columnists, complicated topic, help for teensThank you for the Focus article in the June 26 issue about Rep. Cheri Bustos, “A Democrat who woos Trump voters.” Republicans and Trump supporters are not our enemies. Ms. Bustos got it right by engaging in conversations with her constituents at their workplaces and in local grocery stores about what matters most to them. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test?


How some lawmakers see a way to work together on health care
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:06:10 -0400

How some lawmakers see a way to work together on health careArizona Sen. John McCain, who defied illness this week and traveled to Washington to give the GOP health plan a decisive push forward, instead has dealt it a death blow. “I urge my colleagues to trust each other, stop political games& put health needs of American ppl 1st. Regaining trust is a very tall order in a Congress that just went through six months of a highly partisan effort by Republicans to fulfill their campaign promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.


How a 20-million-person crisis goes unseen
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 16:31:16 -0400

How a 20-million-person crisis goes unseenBattered by drought and civil wars, more than 20 million people from Yemen to Tanzania are at risk of starvation in what aid workers call the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II. But over the past two decades, nations that once produced searing images of famine's toll have moved to thwart it by strengthening community resilience. The world is facing its worst humanitarian crisis since World War II, with 20 million people on the brink of famine, and hardly anybody knows about it.


Nuclear diplomacy: Can Trump isolate Iran without isolating US?
Fri, 28 Jul 2017 15:15:40 -0400

Nuclear diplomacy: Can Trump isolate Iran without isolating US?Perhaps it was all the other fires the White House has burning that prompted President Trump to begrudgingly approve another 90-day certification of Iran’s compliance with a nuclear deal he has long promised to scuttle. Recommended: How much do you know about Iran? Pulling out of the Iran accord would complete a trifecta of withdrawals from international agreements that Trump inherited from President Obama.



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