Small businesses around the world struggle to survive

Hour after hour in the dark, Chander Shekhar’s mind raced ahead to morning.More than three months had dragged by since the coronavirus forced him to shut down his business – a shop racked with vibrantly colored saris, on a block in New York’s Jackson Heights neighborhood once thronged with South Asian immigrant shoppers. Today, finally, […]

POLITICO Playbook: Trump is a war president now

WITH A RAIN OF BALLISTIC MISSILES at Iraq’s Ain al-Asad and Irbil air bases, President DONALD TRUMP became a wartime leader at the dawn of an election year, and the contours of his ever-changing presidency have again shifted. FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS, impeachment dominated every inch of the collective mind of Washington, and played […]

‘POTUS went rogue’: Trump’s Syria move blindsides national security leaders

The White House’s announcement that U.S. forces are pulling back from northeastern Syria to allow a Turkish offensive there took the Pentagon and the government’s Syria point man by surprise ⁠— and the decision defied the current thinking of President Donald Trump’s national security leaders. The Sunday night announcement, which followed a call between Trump […]