Why an Heiress Spent Her Fortune Trying to Keep Immigrants Out – The New York Times

Cordelia Scaife May’s Colcom Foundation finances several “nativist” organizations and causes.


India Revokes Kashmir’s Special Status, Raising Fears of Unrest – The New York Times

All communication with Kashmir has been cut off by India, politicians are detained, and residents are confined to their homes, in an extreme form of eminent domain.

The government announced an end to decades of autonomy in the disputed region, raising tensions in the restive territory and roiling relations with Pakistan.

Trump defends his right to speak to world leaders, including the ‘Prince of Whales’

In a since-deleted Tweet, the US president made an unfortunate typo about Prince Charles’ royal title.

Trump’s transportation secretary used her profile to help her family’s business interests in China, NYT reports

I wonder if Trump got a cut, not just of this, but other administration members’ rackets.

According to an NYT investigation, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao has “repeatedly used her connections and celebrity status in China to boost the profile” of her family’s shipping company. This has resulted in the company seeking benefits from the expansive industrial policies in Beijing.