Despite legal and moral opposition, his administration is proceeding with plans to deny refugees entry—part of its larger project of banning Muslims any way it can.
Truthdig writers Sonali Kolhatkar and Max Blumenthal disagree with each other regarding key elements in the recent reports that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in Douma. This is Blumenthal's take on the issue.
Rex Tillerson is on his way out after his unceremonious firing by President Trump, but his spokeswoman Heather Nauert's star is ascendant.
The president's eldest son, in India on a business trip, replies to critics by saying the notion that the family is profiting from the presidency is nonsense.
Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia reacts by saying a humanitarian cease-fire is "not realistic" because "the terrorists" are keeping up attacks.
An upset Bill Richardson, former governor of New Mexico, calls the advisory body a “whitewash and a cheerleading operation” for Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The Trump administration is demanding that the U.N. agency responsible for the programs undertake a "fundamental re-examination."
The declaration signals growing frustration over Pakistan’s perceived lack of cooperation in fighting terrorist networks. It is not clear how much money and materiel will be withheld.