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Vox Sentences: A fight over a pin — and war crimes

Vox Sentences: A fight over a pin — and war crimes

Vox Sentences is your daily digest for what’s happening in the world. Sign up for the Vox Sentences newsletter, delivered straight to your inbox Monday through Friday, or view the Vox Sentences archive for past editions. Trump official resigns in dispute over Navy SEAL Defense Secretary Mark Esper asked for Navy Secretary Richard Spencer’s resignation…
America’s top election official explains why Trump may be committing crimes

America’s top election official explains why Trump may be committing crimes

Over the course of a single seven minute media availability on Thursday, President Donald Trump encouraged two foreign nations — Ukraine and China — to open investigations he hopes will implicate former vice president and current Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in (unfounded) corruption allegations. Not only was Trump’s conduct unseemly, but, as the head…
California Governor To Sign Bill Giving Sex Workers Safety In Reporting Crimes

California Governor To Sign Bill Giving Sex Workers Safety In Reporting Crimes

Sex work decriminalization as it stands will continue to be an important topic politically, especially in the race to the White House in 2020. Several Democratic candidates, including frontrunners Sen. Kamala Harris, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and Sen. Cory Booker, have come out in favor of decriminalization. However, all 2020 candidates who voted…
Trump’s interest in pardoning troops accused of war crimes, explained

Trump’s interest in pardoning troops accused of war crimes, explained

Taking cues from Fox News, President Donald Trump is reportedly considering commemorating Memorial Day by pardoning several American troops accused of war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan. The New York Times reported last Saturday that the Trump administration “made expedited requests” for the paperwork needed to issue a number of pardons, including to troops accused…

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