Let’s Talk About Morality and Superpowers in the Ending of Watchmen

Eliana Dockterman Angela eats the egg. We should have seen it coming: After all, we first met Angela cracking an egg into the shape of the iconic Watchmen smiley face. Little did we know in the opening minutes of the first episode that eggs would show up repeatedly in the series, and that the final one, which Angela would consume, might contain god-like powers and possibly make her a deity. Whether we’re supposed to applaud Angela’s decision to eat the egg or worry over the second coming of Doctor Manhattan is a complicated question. Even though Watchmen is, in theory, … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Morality and Superpowers in the Ending of Watchmen

Disappointment as Marathon U.N. Climate Talks End With a Slim Compromise

FRANK JORDANS and ARITZ PARRA / AP (MADRID) — Marathon U.N. climate talks ended Sunday with a slim compromise that sparked widespread disappointment, after major polluters resisted calls for ramping up efforts to keep global warming at bay and negotiators postponed debate about rules for international carbon markets for another year. Organizers kept delegates from almost 200 nations in Madrid far beyond Friday’s scheduled close of the two-week talks. In the end, negotiators endorsed a general call for greater efforts to tackle climate change and several measures to help poor countries respond and adapt to its impacts. U.N. Secretary-General António … Continue reading Disappointment as Marathon U.N. Climate Talks End With a Slim Compromise

Boeing May Cut Production of the 737 Max Jet, Report Says

Associated Press (SEATTLE) — Boeing may cut production of the grounded 737 Max jet or temporarily stop making it after being told that its timetable for a return to the skies was not realistic, according to a published report Sunday. The Wall Street Journal reported that Boeing’s board would consider the moves at a meeting that began Sunday and would run into Monday. The newspaper, citing people it did not identify, said management is increasingly seeing production cuts as a viable option. Boeing wouldn’t comment to The Associated Press Sunday night, but the company repeated a previous statement that it … Continue reading Boeing May Cut Production of the 737 Max Jet, Report Says

Whistleblower Report Says ICE Denied Healthcare to Detained Migrants

Associated Press (HOUSTON) — A whistleblower report provided to BuzzFeed News alleges U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has “systematically provided inadequate medical and mental health care” to detained migrants, leading to complications that included the removal of part of an 8-year-old boy’s forehead. The report published Thursday says poor medical care contributed to two preventable surgeries and contributed to four deaths in detention. It renewed harsh criticism from migrant advocates and Democrats of President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown, during which there have been reports of squalid conditions in packed cells and crying children left to fend for themselves after being … Continue reading Whistleblower Report Says ICE Denied Healthcare to Detained Migrants

Democrats Seek Testimony From Bolton and Mulvaney for Impeachment Trial

LISA MASCARO and JONATHAN LEMIRE / AP (WASHINGTON) — Senate Democrats are proposing a weekslong Senate impeachment trial seeking testimony from four new witnesses including John Bolton and Mick Mulvaney over President Donald Trump’s actions toward Ukraine, according to a detailed outlined released Sunday. Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York proposed the structure for a “fair and honest’’ trial in a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an attempt to launch negotiations ahead of House voting this week that is all but certain to result in the president being impeached. Trump faces two charges — abuse of power and … Continue reading Democrats Seek Testimony From Bolton and Mulvaney for Impeachment Trial

‘This Thing Will Come to the Senate and it Will Die Quickly.’ GOP Leaders Moving to Reject House Democrats’ Impeachment Case

Tara Law The House of Representatives has yet to impeach President Trump and send articles of impeachment to the Senate, but two of the highest ranking Republican Senators have already made it clear that they’ve decided not to remove the President from office. In a pair of interviews this weekend, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, Chair of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary, declared that he feels it’s important for the impeachment trial to be over quickly if it reaches the Senate. Graham told CNN International’s Becky Anderson on Saturday that he won’t “pretend to be a fair juror” during … Continue reading ‘This Thing Will Come to the Senate and it Will Die Quickly.’ GOP Leaders Moving to Reject House Democrats’ Impeachment Case

Japan Unveils New National Stadium in Tokyo, a Centerpiece For 2020 Olympics

STEPHEN WADE / WP (TOKYO) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke at Sunday’s official completion of the new national stadium, the venue for the opening and closing ceremony of next year’s Tokyo Olympics. It will also host track and field and some soccer. He could have spoken for anyone who has been inside the creation of Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, whose venue is sure to be up for many design prizes. “It blends with its surrounding and the natural environment,” Abe said, noting it showcased Japan’s ties to nature with its use of wood lattice work around the stadium’s … Continue reading Japan Unveils New National Stadium in Tokyo, a Centerpiece For 2020 Olympics