The Cherokee Nation, under new chief Chuck Hoskin, Jr., calls on the United States to fulfill its obligation under the 1835 Treaty of New Echota, to seat a tribe member as a delegate in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Scientists from a Catholic university in Spain and the Salk Institute in the U.S. — working in China to avoid ‘legal issues’ — announce they successfully created a human-monkey hybrid then killed the embryo. They’re doing it, they say, to create an endless supply of transplantable organs for sick humans. When others raise ethical objections, or concerns about potential threats to the human genome, the scientists basically say, “Trust us.”
President Trump effectively ends asylum for migrants traveling through Mexico to get to the U.S.. These pass-though migrants must, instead, now seek asylum in the first safe country they enter. In effect, Trump builds a wall made of Mexico. Have we given up on the idea of the U.S. as refuge for the world’s beleaguered masses?
Newly-leaked dispatches from British Ambassador to the U.S., Sir Kim Darroch, to his colleagues in the UK Foreign Office portray the Trump White House as chaotic, riven by internal divisions, and ignorant of how to conduct foreign relations.