Jake Johnson, staff writer
"We are united in lifting up our fellow Americans."
Andrea Germanos, staff writer
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, September 19, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
"U.S. military intervention will not and cannot solve a political problem."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) speaks at a rally to oppose the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and its replacement on Capitol Hill on June 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C.
"The American people have made it clear that they believe healthcare is a basic...


In alluring synchronicity, this week has seen Trump mangling the task of consoling another human being for her loss in war - prompting blistering comparisons to the empathetic Abe Lincoln facing the same task - and George Saunders' winning the Man Booker Prize for "Lincoln In the Bardo." In it, he evokes a weary Lincoln struggling to accept the death of his son amidst war deaths on all sides; he ends "reduced, ruined, remade" by a "vigorous compassion" we need today.