Reflecting on Charlottesville

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images News / Getty Images

Painfully, we are discussing Nazis, white supremacists, and the KKK. We consider the violence hate wrought upon Charlottesville, the President’s response, and our moral responsibilities at this moment in history. 

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The Pearls

We talk about the President's approach to North Korea, the territory of Guam, and whether there is a viable military or political solution to North Korea's nuclear proliferation. We also briefly discuss whether America has an interest in Venezuela and the President's threat of using military force there. 

Sarah compliments the President for declaring the opioid epidemic a national emergency. Beth sends good thoughts to Michael Signer, Charlottesville's mayor. 

The Suit

The horrific events in Charlottesville have us thinking about racism, individual responsibility, violence, and moral culpability. We also discuss President Trump's response to these events. 

The Heels

We discuss The Daily's reporting on Weight Watchers