29 Apr

Evening Edition: Trump has galvanized activists on the left. Can they stay energized?

The winners and losers since Inauguration Day; Trump is now pointing toward consolidating his own power; Opposition protest to counter Trump’s 100-day rally; Today’s march unites a crowd protesting rollbacks of environmental protections; ‘I can’t believe I’m protesting for reality’ and other messages at the march; EPA scrubs climate science site from public view ; Women at NRA convention cheer Trump: ‘Just knowing he’s here makes me feel good’; The disastrous Fyre Festival was founded by a man with a history of overpromising ‘elite’ access; The Teachers of the Year went to the White House, but their experience was unusual; They planned to donate their baby’s organs after she was born, but her death came unexpectedly; North Korea’s nuclear weapons are the latest tactic in its wild — sometimes deadly — plots; The ‘forgotten’ Trump roast: He was thrashed in 2004 at the New York Friars Club; ‘A Different World’ dealt with the L.A. riots — opening the door for other shows to tackle real issues;
 
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First 100 Days
Trump has galvanized activists on the left. Can they stay energized?
Resistance efforts that grabbed headlines in the form of massive women-led marches across the United States the day after the inauguration have settled into something less visible but perhaps much broader.
The Fix | Analysis
The winners and losers since Inauguration Day
Although the president has had a steep learning curve, one clear victory was the confirmation of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.
 
The Fix | Analysis
Trump is now pointing toward consolidating his own power
In a Fox News interview, the president called congressional rules “archaic” and said the filibuster is bad for the nation.
 
Opposition protest to counter Trump’s 100-day rally
Democrats will demonstrate against the president in Harrisburg, Pa., the city he last year called “a war zone.”
 
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People’s Climate March
Today’s march unites a crowd protesting rollbacks of environmental protections
Demonstrators in Washington could encounter record heat. The rally — which drew thousands to the streets — is directed at the Trump administration, which must decide whether to remain in the Paris climate accord.
 
‘I can’t believe I’m protesting for reality’ and other messages at the march
In D.C., eight cohorts representing different parts of the climate-change movement were set to march from the Capitol to the White House — and each had a message.
 
EPA scrubs climate science site from public view
One of the sites that appeared to be gone had been used to challenge statements made by the agency’s new administrator, Scott Pruitt.
 
Women at NRA convention cheer Trump: ‘Just knowing he’s here makes me feel good’
The president’s visit to the gun owners’ convention Friday electrified the mostly white male crowd. Many women, distinctly outnumbered, said they have spent the past 100 days developing a profound sense of loyalty to Trump.
 
The disastrous Fyre Festival was founded by a man with a history of overpromising ‘elite’ access
Entrepreneur Billy McFarland offered familiar-sounding benefits in 2013 to status-seeking millennials.
 
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Answer Sheet | Analysis
The Teachers of the Year went to the White House, but their experience was unusual
The president didn’t give individual attention to any of the educators, and most of their relatives were asked to wait in another building.
 
They planned to donate their baby’s organs after she was born, but her death came unexpectedly
ESPN’s Royce Young wrote a 3,200-word article to work through his family’s loss — and to remember their daughter’s legacy.
 
Retropolis | The Past, Rediscovered
North Korea’s nuclear weapons are the latest tactic in its wild — sometimes deadly — plots
The North of the late 1960s used violence to foment chaos and revolution in the South, with the hope of ultimately spreading communism across the peninsula.
 
The ‘forgotten’ Trump roast: He was thrashed in 2004 at the New York Friars Club
The president is breaking with tradition and skipping the White House correspondents’ dinner, but 13 years ago, he submitted to more than two hours of jokes about his brushes with bankruptcy, his love life and his hair.
 
‘A Different World’ dealt with the L.A. riots — opening the door for other shows to tackle real issues
The sitcom set at a fictional historically black college often addressed serious topics. So when the riots unfolded 25 years ago, the question wasn’t whether the show would address the uprising but how.
 
 
     
 
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