Trump Says Government ‘Totally Prepared’ for ‘Tremendously Wet’ Hurricane F…

President Donald Trump said his administration is “sparing no expense” to prepare for Hurricane Florence, which he described as “tremendously big and tremendously wet,” and containing “tremendous amounts of water.” “We are totally prepared,” he said Tuesday. “We are ready as anybody has ever been.” Trump also predicted Congress “will be very generous” in providing…

Warning of ‘Existential Threat’ to Humanity, UN Chief Says Climate Change ‘…

Warning that “we face a direct existential threat” because “climate change is moving faster than we are,” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, in a speech at the U.N.’s New York headquarters on Monday, demanded urgent action from world leaders to combat “the defining issue of our time.” In the wake of worldwide #RiseForClimate protests over…

Why Is College in America So Expensive?

Before the automobile, before the Statue of Liberty, before the vast majority of contemporary colleges existed, the rising cost of higher education was shocking the American conscience: “Gentlemen have to pay for their sons in one year more than they spent themselves in the whole four years of their course,” The New York Times lamented…

Stuck Fighting the Last War

Seventeen years after 9/11, the outcome of the War on Terror that followed seems indisputable. Al-Qaeda operates in many more countries and has a larger number of followers than it did before 2001. Other threats have emerged, as well. The Islamic State overshadowed its former patron in al-Qaeda in 2014, when it controlled vast areas…