July 15, 2018

WE GO HIGH - Utkarsh Ambudkar ft. Christopher Jackson, Brit Manor, Arthur Lewis

My brilliant, beautiful, brave niece visited me this week. She is currently teaching in NYC, after spending years in far-flung places like Egypt, Turkey and Shanghai, teaching ESL. Her current classroom is much like the people in this video, which she shared with me and my girls: Multi-cultural, diverse, and inclusive. And for me, THIS is America, not the America that Trump and his white nationalists want.

Our love is louder than their hate, though they won't go down without a fight. But ultimately, love will trump hate.

I have to believe that, for the sake of my kids. I started blogging here at C&L when my eldest started school. She turns 20 today. I want her to be able to go into her adulthood without fear...but there's still a lot of work to do. So keep going high.

ABC's "This Week" — National security adviser John Bolton; Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn.

NBC's "Meet the Press" — Jon Huntsman, U.S. ambassador to Russia; Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska. Panel: Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report; radio host Hugh Hewitt; Joshua Johnson, host of NPR’s “1A”; and Elise Jordan, NBC News political analyst and contributor to Time.

CBS' "Face the Nation" — Part of Jeff Glor’s interview with President Donald Trump; Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas; Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C.; Rep. Joe Crowley, D-N.Y.; Thomas Donilon, national security adviser to Obama; Victoria Nuland, former assistant secretary of state and current CEO of the Center for a New American Security. Panel: Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal, Rachael Bade of Politico, David Nakamura of The Washington Post and Ben Domenech of The Federalist.

CNN's "State of the Union" — Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va..; Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky.; Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif. Trump/Putin Summit panel: David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker and author of "Resurrection: The Struggle for a New Russia"; Masha Gessen, staff writer at The New Yorker; Nicholas Burns, former U.S. under secretary of state for political affairs and ambassador to NATO; Julia Ioffe of GQ Magazine. Panel: Susan Glasser of The New Yorker; David Gergen, former presidential adviser; Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby (Ret.), former State Department spokesperson; and Philip Mudd, former FBI senior intelligence adviser.

CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS" — Panel: Bernard Henri-Lévy, French philosopher and author; Tanit Koch, former editor-in-chief at Bild; John Micklethwait, CBE, editor-in-chief at Bloomberg News and former editor-in-chief at The Economist; and Anne Applebaum of The Washington Post and author of “Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine.” Philip Alston, American human rights attorney, United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and professor of law at New York University School of Law.

CNN's "Reliable Sources" — Panel: Carl Bernstein, CNN political analyst; Sam Vinograd, CNN senior national security analyst; and Jonathan Chait, writer at New York Magazine. Other guests are Tony Schwartz, co-author of “The Art of the Deal”; Michelle Goldberg, op-ed columnist at The New York Times; Cenk Uygur, host of “The Young Turks”; Oliver Darcy, CNN senior media reporter.

"Fox News Sunday" — Ambassador Huntsman; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. Helsinki panel: Jonathan Swan of Axios and Michael Gordon of The Wall Street Journal. Washington panel: Susan Page of USA Today, Charles Lane of The Washington Post, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Karl Rove, former White House deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush.

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