Opinion: Pressure is on Kim Jong Un after failure in Hanoi

There were encouraging signs leading up to the second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. For his part, Trump signaled a subtle but important shift in his approach toward North Korea’s denuclearization — repeatedly saying, “Speed is not important to me” and “I’m in no rush.” This indicated Trump finally was beginning to accept what most nonproliferation experts have been saying all along: That denuclearization of North Korea will be a long and complex process that may last over a decade.

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Trump's Warmbier comments are humiliating for US

It almost sounded like compassion — compassion for the North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un — when President Donald Trump explained that Kim “felt very badly” about what had happened to Otto Warmbier, the 22-year-old American student taken prisoner by Kim’s henchmen for 17 months. Gone were Trump’s charges that Kim runs a “brutal regime,” which he stated when Warmbier was returned to the Unites States in 2017– in a coma. He died less than a week later.

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Mark Meadows' birther history puts the lie to his thoughts on race

A white man who helped spread the racist conspiracy that Barack Obama wasn’t really American put a black woman on display, as though at a slave auction, to defend the white man who did more than anyone else to take birtherism national against legitimate charges of racism. Then, that white man reacted with outrage and hurt when a woman of color called him out for what he had done.

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