Swan’s big “insider guy” energy seemed to help this time around. To me, the whole interview felt a little bit like being a fly on the wall in the kind of “on background” conversations journalists have all the time with sources. Swan is not a TV host, so his delivery was sort of ambling and chatty, which seemed to help. He pushed back, but he also got on Trump’s level and gave the president all the rope he needed. … [Read more...] about Who is Jonathan Swan, the reporter who grilled Trump? And what do kangaroos have to do with it?
White mothers do their own kids of color no favors by claiming colorblindness. But my father did not mention such racial matters either. There is a phrase in Japan, “ba no kuuki wo yomu”, which means “to read the air”. It is an unspoken practice of sensing a person’s feelings, or a situation, without words. Decades later, when I had my own kids, my mother would tell me that she and my father watched a documentary together, early in their marriage, about the internment of Japanese Americans. It ended, and they sat there in silence. Neither knew how to talk to the other about racism, much less their own kids. Uncomfortable facts fluttered in the atmosphere, never to be addressed. … [Read more...] about Daughters of the bomb: my reckoning with Hiroshima, 75 years later
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Aviation industry buckles up for turbulent times Virus drives airlines to 'worst' year on record How recession means jets end up in 'boneyards' The US filing is tied to a separate action filed in a British court, where Virgin Atlantic obtained approval on Tuesday to convene meetings of affected creditors to vote on the plan on 25 August. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus: Crisis-hit Virgin Atlantic files for bankruptcy