Today, we're discussing the most difficult problem facing the Trump administration: what to do about North Korea.
First, in the Pearls, we discuss a new law repealing an Obama-era rule on funding for Planned Parenthood. Sarah recommends this documentary on abortion. We also talk about the Trump administration's decision not to make White House visitor logs public. For our compliments to the other side, Sarah compliments Republican governors in blue states (Massachusetts, Vermont, Maryland), who tend to be enormously popular and effective. Beth was impressed by a profile of Governor Dannell Malloy of Connecticut.
In The Suit, we discuss North Korea. We recorded this episode prior to North Korea's failed missile test, but the question remains--how should the Trump administration respond to North Korea's weapons program? So far, the Trump administration has talked tough on North Korea. It's clear that President Trump is learning on the job with respect to North Korea, and some commentators worry that praise of his military action in Syria will move him toward a more aggressive stance. Context on North Korea matters greatly-- what's the regime thinking? What role does cyberwarfare play? And what are the ramifications for our relationship with China?
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