News Roundup 12/8/17

Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan
  • Congressman John Conyers announces he will not seek reelection. Conyers endorsed his son to replace him. [Link]
  • Senator Al Franken announces he will resign in the coming weeks. [Link]
  • The Philadelphia government is moving forward with a bill to ban built proof glass in convenience stores. [Link]
  • The police officer who killed Walter Scott has been sentenced to 20 years. [Link]
  • The Honduran presidential election was stolen by the incumbent Hernandez. Hernandez is now suppressing protests against him. Twelve people have been killed in the protests. [Link]
  • Putin announces he will seek reelection. [Link]
  • North Korea’s Foreign Minister says US and South Korean military drills are making war unavoidable. [Link]
  • Moon of Alabama discusses the resistance to Trump’s plan to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. [Link]
  • Saudi Crown Prince MbS buys $450 million de Vinci painting. [Link]
  • The Hariri chaos in Lebanon helped to empower Hezbollah. [Link]
  • BuzzFeed publishes Erik Prince’s pitch to Trump for private war in Afghanistan. [Link]
  • The Houthi are holding 41 journalists in Sanaa hostage. [Link]
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Read Scott Horton's new book Fool's Errand: Time to End the War in Afghanistan