How will the mass shootings impact the presidential race?

How will the mass shootings impact the presidential race?

Well clearly it makes gun control more of an issue for Democrats. But more broadly, they'll take the case directly to President Trump as Beto O'Rourke did over the weekend blaming his rhetoric and actions for an increase in hate and violence in the country.

Will there be gun control legislation after these attacks?

No, there won't. There hasn't been after any of the other recent attacks which happened over and over and this time will be any different.

Is the trade war with China getting worse?

Yes quite clearly it's getting worse. China's move to devalue its currency. That means tariffs that Trump puts in place are less of an impact for China. They're not backing down and it will get worse.

The Rant: Trump and White Supremacy?

The rant today is on President Trump's comments from the White House today where he quite rightly slammed white supremacy and racism and said it has no place in this country. It came from the same president who hours earlier on Twitter blamed the news media in part for these attacks. I think we should pay attention to Twitter Trump and not teleprompter Trump.

Howard University President Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick joins That Made All the Difference podcast to discuss how his career as a surgeon influenced his work as an educator, administrator and champion of underserved communities, and why he believes we may be on the cusp of the next "golden generation."

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When hundreds of thousands of protesters in Ethiopia brought sweeping change to their government in 2018, many of them were blaring the music of one man: a popular young activist named Hachalu Hundessa, who sang songs calling for the liberation and empowerment of the Oromo, the country's largest ethnic group.

Earlier this week, the 34-year old Hundessa was gunned down in the country's capital, Addis Ababa.

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As the United States celebrates its Independence Day on July 4th, we thought we'd take a look at two places in the world that have emerged from the colonial rule of Uncle Sam, and a third that may do so in the future.

Liberia: The West African nation of Liberia was never formally a US colony, but from 1816 to 1847 it was administered by the American Colonization Society — founded to return freed American slaves to Africa. Liberia in 1847 became the first independent republic in Africa (and just the second Black republic after Haiti). Its first president was Joseph Jenkins Roberts, a former slave from Virginia. With a similar flag and a US-modeled Constitution, Liberia has remained independent despite several periods of extreme turmoil, including two civil wars. Its current president is former soccer star George Weah...whose son plays for the US national soccer team.

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As the coronavirus continues to sweep across the United States, hospitals around the country are seeing a crush of COVID-19 patients requiring urgent care. In recent weeks, medical professionals in a number of states have said that they were unprepared not only for the number of infected people that would require treatment, but also for the length of time patients would need to stay in the hospital. Many cities and towns are now facing the possibility of massive hospital bed shortages. Here's a look at hospital bed occupancy rates, state by state.

The Wall Street Journal says that it's partisan to compare the US pandemic response to Europe. In this episode of The Red Pen — where we do our best to keep op-eds honest — Ian Bremmer and Eurasia Group's Scott Rosenstein point out some flaws in the WSJ's argument.

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