The Problems with The Problem With Apu

Rajiv Satyal, CBC News
The documentary The Problem With Apu, which tackles the depiction of Apu on The Simpsons, is driven by noble intentions. But it puts forth an argument that will simply make a lot of people roll their eyes. When that happens, we actually take the progressive movement backwards.

Barbara Bush’s health failing

Barbara Bush, wife and mother of former presidents, is in failing health and has decided not to seek care to prolong her life, her husband's office said Sunday.

Mrs. Bush, 92, has been going through a series of hospitalizations but "has decided not to seek additional medical treatment and will ...

Ajit Pai, FCC chairman, won’t probe Sinclair for ‘news distortion’

Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai has denied a request by Senate Democrats to investigate the right-leaning Sinclair Broadcasting Group for “news distortion,” saying such a probe would be “chilling” to free speech.

“Thank you for your letter requesting that the Commission investigate a broadcaster based on the content of ...

California sanctuary law opposition spreads

SANTA ANA, Calif. — More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters.

Since the U.S. Justice Department sued California last month over its so-called "sanctuary state" law ...

Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters.

Since the U.S. Justice Department sued California last month over its so-called "sanctuary state" ...

Nikki Haley says U.S. imposing sanctions on Russia over Syria support

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says the U.S. will be imposing more economic sanctions on Russia for its support of Syrian President Bashar Assad and his apparent use of chemical weapons.

Haley says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be making the announcement by Monday and it will ...

Marker honors Mississippi synagogue’s civil rights role

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's largest synagogue is being honored with a historical marker honoring the role the congregation played during the civil rights movement.

The marker was unveiled Friday at Beth Israel Congregation in Jackson.

Beth Israel, which was Mississippi's first Jewish congregation at its founding in 1861, hired ...

Kaine to vote against Pompeo for secretary of State

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) confirmed on Sunday he will not vote to confirm CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of State, increasing the likelihood that President Trump's nominee could fail to get a positive vote out of comm...

Nikki Haley warns U.S. chemical weapons attack ‘could easily happen’

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said a chemical weapons attack "could very easily happen" on American soil.

"We have to be very conscious of the fact that we can't allow even the smallest use of chemical weapons," Ms. Haley said on "Fox News Sunday.""That's why you saw ...

China is vulnerable

Chinese President Xi Jinping is worried. The Donald has his number.

Unlike the Clintons, who never met a Chinese bundler they didn't like, and would sell the Lincoln Bedroom or our uranium for money, Trump doesn't play that game. He actually cares about the country, and her people.

Xi's achilles ...