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  • Who’s a populist? Democrats taking on Trump look to reclaim the mantle

    “Stop calling Donald Trump a populist,” liberal New York Times columnist Paul Krugman ordered the media last August. It’s true, Mr. Krugman wrote, President Trump does occasionally “pose” as a champion of ordinary Americans against the elite. Mr. Trump, for his part, boasts that his policies have been great for American workers and commands big crowds doing so.

    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:26:11 -0500
  • Bearing witness: When hospital work becomes a test of faith

    When Tom Catena moved to Sudan in 2008 to work as a surgeon in a remote, rebel-held territory, he first needed to earn the community’s trust. A decade into the job, Dr. Catena, who is also a Catholic missionary, leads the Mother of Mercy Hospital in the Nuba Mountains of South Kordofan, Sudan. Catena’s 435-bed facility is the only referral hospital in a region of roughly a million Sudanese.

    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 15:19:29 -0500
  • Trump meets his Magna Carta

    Perhaps never before in the history of Presidents’ Day has the power of an American president been so openly challenged as it was during the holiday on Feb. 18. Thousands rallied nationwide to protest President Trump’s use of emergency powers to take money for a border wall. Many in Congress plotted countermoves.

    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:43:07 -0500
  • Peaceful revolutionary: Can Armenia’s prisoner-turned-prime minister govern?

    Eventually Pashinyan turned himself in when a general amnesty was announced for political prisoners. Pashinyan delivered a passionate lecture on how inappropriate a poster promoting assault rifles was for a judge’s office. In the end, the judge took the poster down and granted Pashinyan partial amnesty.

    Tue, 19 Feb 2019 12:59:21 -0500
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