12/03/2018

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12.03.2018 | THE EDITORS

ESSENTIAL #1: “FRANCE FUEL PROTESTS: MACRON HOLDS URGENT SECURITY MEETING” BBC

From the article: “Protests over fuel tax have grown into general anger at higher living costs. Three people have been killed in the protests since demonstrations started more than two weeks ago, police said. Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet has promised to bring the full force of the law to bear on people who are found to have resorted to violence.”


ESSENTIAL #2: “TRUMP LAYS OFF MCCONNELL AS CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM STALLS” BURGESS EVERETT, ELIANA JOHNSON and ELANA SCHOR, POLITICO

From the article: “Although Trump has publicly endorsed the bipartisan prison and sentencing reform bill, he hasn’t publicly called out McConnell for bottling it up and seems reluctant to spend political capital on the legislation — raising doubts among bill supporters and opponents about how invested Trump really is. Indeed, the president is far more interested in securing money for his border wall in the lame duck, according to senators in both parties.”


ESSENTIAL #3: “HOW WILL GEORGE H.W. BUSH BE REMEMBERED IN HISTORY?” MEGAN GARBER, THE ATLANTIC

From the article: “George H. W. Bush, for his part, embraced a quieter brand of celebrity. He projected authority, remove, and quiet resolve. Competence. He spoke about Desert Storm from the Oval Office, his somber speech—“our military objectives are met”—relayed to the public by a single, distant camera. This weekend, in the short hours that Americans have been mourning and assessing Bush’s legacy, has included a lot of talk about a similar kind of sobriety: his decency.”


ESSENTIAL #4: “CHILDREN DIE AS FOREIGN POWERS CIRCLE OVER YEMEN’S SHATTERED LAND” SIMON TISDALL, THE GUARDIAN

From the article: “More than three years into Yemen’s war, the horrifying statistics induce a sense of hopelessness: 57,000 people killed, 14 million at risk of famine, 10,000 new cholera cases each week. Save the Children estimates 85,000 under-fives have starved to death. That’s an average of 77 a day since 2015. If 77 children died from avoidable causes on a single day in the UK or US, the roar of grief and anger would be heard around the world.”

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