An Iraqi writer based in Canada offers his thoughts about President Donald Trump's Christmas visit to Iraq. Also, we reached out to our network of American veterans about Trump's first overseas visit with US troops. Some vets were impressed. Others were more skeptical about the way the White House presented the trip. Plus, our favorite music from 2018.
For decades, Thailand moved in lockstep with America’s global war on drugs — and sometimes waged that war with an aggression that wouldn’t fly in the US, so the legalization of medical pot is quite remarkable.
Dire warnings about climate change made headlines this fall, but it wasn’t all bad news: Cape Town avoided Day Zero, kids led grown-ups in action on global warming, and scientists launched Antarctic research to better predict rising seas.