Chernobyl’s warning for America

Chernobyl’s warning for America

HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl “made me think of Donald Trump,” said Bret Stephens. No, I’m not comparing his administration to “an openair nuclear reactor fire,” but there is one disturbing parallel: “the institutionalization of lies.” The 1986 catastrophe in what is now Ukraine revealed the Soviet Union’s relentless lying in the Continue Reading

London: Boris scandal

London: Boris scandal

As the race to become Britain’s next prime minister narrowed to two contenders last week, a new scandal enveloped front-runner Boris Johnson. Police were called to the apartment that Johnson, 55, shares with his girlfriend, Carrie Symonds—a 31-year-old PR expert— after neighbors reported hearing a loud argument, with breaking glasses Continue Reading

Randolph, N.H: Highway bloodbath

Randolph, N.H: Highway bloodbath

A pickup truck veered across the center line of a highway last week and killed seven motorcyclists, injuring three others. The slain bikers, five men and two women ages 42 to 62, were members of Jarheads MC, a New England motorcycle club for Marine Corps veterans and close friends. They Continue Reading

Betting big on sports gambling

Betting big on sports gambling

Where is it legal? Sixteen states have passed legislation permitting sports betting over the past year, and six have already set up betting operations. Last May, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a federal law limiting sports gambling to Nevada, ruling that the law unconstitutionally intruded into state decisions. New Continue Reading

Randolph, N.H: Highway bloodbath

Randolph, N.H: Highway bloodbath

A pickup truck veered across the center line of a highway last week and killed seven motorcyclists, injuring three others. The slain bikers, five men and two women ages 42 to 62, were members of Jarheads MC, a New England motorcycle club for Marine Corps veterans and close friends. They Continue Reading

Salem, Ore. Statehouse standoff

Salem, Ore. Statehouse standoff

GOP state senators fled Oregon this week after Democratic Gov. Kate Brown threatened to have state troopers round up the legislators and force them to return for a vote on capping greenhouse gas emissions. The Republicans had avoided the legislative chamber to block the quorum needed for a vote on Continue Reading

U.S. and Iran trade insults, threats

U.S. and Iran trade insults, threats

President Trump imposed new sanctions on Iran this week, just days after he abruptly called off a military strike meant to punish the country for shooting down an unmanned U.S. military surveillance drone over the Persian Gulf. American jets were reportedly headed for Iranian targets, including radar and missile batteries, Continue Reading