Plight of jailed Catalans strains dialogue with Spain

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) - A farm tractor with a crane lifts up half a dozen people holding Catalan independence flags in northeast Spain, trying to get high enough so they can peek into a prison courtyard and see their separatist heroes.

The distance makes it hard to ...

DeSantis ally called Obama racial slur on Twitter

Florida gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis's (R) campaign is pushing back against newly unearthed tweets that showed a Republican activist and campaign ally using a racial slur to describe former President Obama....

Kavanaugh Case: How #MeToo Is Reshaping Society

Frida Ghitis, CNN
One of the most telling comments about the perils facing Judge Brett Kavanaugh came from someone described as "a lawyer close to the White House," who told Politico that if Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination is defeated by an allegation of sexual assault, which the judge denies, "then you, me, every man certainly should be worried."

Donald Trump to OPEC: Lower oil prices now

President Trump demanded Thursday that the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries immediately work to lower oil prices.

The president also suggested it was unfair that OPEC raises prices when, "We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be safe for very long without us."

No, Global Warming Isn’t Causing Worse Hurricanes

Bjorn Lomborg, New York Post
It’s human nature to assign blame for catastrophic events. In medieval times, witches were blamed for weather woes. Trials and burnings increased when weather got worse. In hurricane season today, many find a scapegoat in global warming.

Hispanics Flourishing in the Trump Economy

Alfredo Ortiz, The Hill
President Trump's economy is the rising tide that is lifting all boats. This is especially true for Hispanics, who were among the biggest victims of the low-growth, high-regulation economy under President Obama.

The Air Has Seeped Out of Russia/Collusion Balloon

Michael Barone, DC Examiner
That was Bob Woodward, promoting his book on the Trump White House, Fear, replying to talk radio host and columnist Hugh Hewitt’s question, “Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in your research, in your interviews, that sounded like espionage or collusion?”

North, South Take Important Steps to Demilitarize Korea

Richard Sokolsky, 38 North
At yesterday’s summit meeting in Pyongyang between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the defense ministers of the two countries signed an important agreement to reduce military tensions along the two sides’ heavily militarized border.