Read more transcripts from Face the Nation here. MARGARET BRENNAN, CBS NEWS: It's Sunday May 20. I'm Margaret Brennan. And this is FACE THE NATION. (BEGIN AUDIO CLIP) UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We have several shots fired. (END AUDIO CLIP) BRENNAN: The country is reeling from yet another deadly school shooting. This time, eight students and two teachers were killed and 13 injured at Santa Fe High School just outside of Houston on Friday. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) DONALD TRUMP, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES: This has been going on too long in our country, too many years, too many decades now. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: We will have the latest on what motivated the 17-year-old attacker to take his father's shotgun and revolver to stage a massacre at his own high school. (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) GOV. GREG ABBOTT (R), TEXAS: The red flag warnings were either nonexistent or very imperceptible. (END VIDEO CLIP) BRENNAN: We will hear from Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, who says … [Read more...] about Full transcript: “Face the Nation” on May 20, 2018
Fundamental review of the trading book
The halls of the Olympia exhibition centre were last week buzzing with the polite frenzy of the 2018 London Book Fair. Sat across hundreds of small tables dotted around more than 2,000 stands, members of the publishing world turned ruthless as they hammered out agreements for territorial and translation rights and negotiated distribution deals for books across TV, film and other formats. With more than 1,500 exhibiting companies, 120-plus countries represented and 25,000 visitors, it is one of the star events in the sector’s calendar. The talk of this year’s fair was crime fiction and audiobooks, the current star segments of this thriving industry. Figures released last week showed that for the first time crime has fought off general and literary fiction to become the most popular consumer book genre in the UK, according to Nielsen BookScan’s TCM. And new data from Nielsen’s 2017 UK Books & Consumer Survey shows spending on audiobooks grew by 15 per cent … [Read more...] about Same old story or a new chapter? What lies ahead for the UK’s publishing industry as Brexit draws closer
forum They don’t hate ‘our freedoms.’ They hate that we’ve betrayed our ideals in their own countries — for oil. In part because my father was murdered by an Arab, I’ve made an effort to understand the impact of U.S. policy in the Mideast and particularly the factors that sometimes motivate bloodthirsty responses from the Islamic world against our country. As we focus on the rise of the Islamic State and search for the source of the savagery that took so many innocent lives in Paris and San Bernardino, we might want to look beyond the convenient explanations of religion and ideology. Instead we should examine the more complex rationales of history and oil — and how they often point the finger of blame back at our own shores. America’s unsavory record of violent interventions in Syria — little-known to the American people yet well-known to Syrians — sowed fertile ground for the violent Islamic jihadism that now … [Read more...] about Why the Arabs don’t want us in Syria
Philip Hensher 7 April 2018 9:00 AM 7 April 2018 9:00 AM Share Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Email Whatsapp The Long ’68: Radical Protest and Its Enemies Richard VinenAllen Lane, pp.446, £20 ’68 will do as shorthand. Most of ’68, as it were, didn’t happen in 1968. It was, at most, the centrepoint of a long accumulation of radical protest. It began with duffle-coated marches against nuclear war, a well-mannered and respectful movement whose spirit persisted to the end of the decade. (In October 1968, a rally against the Vietnam war finished with demonstrators linking arms with policemen and singing ‘Auld Lang Syne’). It continued into the 1970s with real political violence — the Baader-Meinhof gang and many other groups. It is not very much like 1848 as a year of political upheaval, more the symbolic statement of a large-scale change of mind. That change of mind is probably still happening. Richard Vinen’s … [Read more...] about How radical was 1968’s summer of discontent?
The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government. The Prime Minister (informally abbreviated to PM) and Cabinet (consisting of all the most senior ministers, most of whom are government department heads) are collectively accountable for their policies and actions to the Monarch, to Parliament, to their political party and ultimately to the electorate. The Office is one of the Great Offices of State. The current holder[update] of the office, Theresa May, leader of the Conservative Party, was appointed by the Queen on 13 July 2016. The office is not established by any statute or constitutional document but exists only by long-established convention, which stipulates that the monarch must appoint as Prime Minister the person most likely to command the confidence of the House of Commons; this individual is typically the leader of the political party or coalition of parties that holds the largest number of seats in that chamber. The position of … [Read more...] about Prime Minister of the United Kingdom