U.S., Germany Urge China to Release Jailed Activist

A poster of jailed Chinese activist Wu GanBEIJING (Reuters) - The United States and Germany called on China to immediately release a prominent human rights activist who was jailed for eight years on Tuesday for subversion, the harshest sentence passed in a recent crackdown on activism.

A Failed Attempt

'Racing Against History: The 1940 Campaign for a Jewish Army to Fight Hitler' by Rick Richman

Why wasn't there a Jewish army in World War II to fight the Nazis? No group had more motivation to do so. Well, it's not that they didn't want one. Rick Richman's Racing Against History skillfully recounts the efforts by three major Zionist leaders to raise a Jewish army in America to fight Hitler. Chaim Weizmann, Vladimir Jabotinsky, and David Ben-Gurion, representing the center, right, and left of the political spectrum, came to the United States on separate missions with the same goal in 1940.

Schumer Continues to Block Pick to Lead Top Railroad Regulation Agency

Top Senate Dem blocks vote on FRA nominee days after fatal train derailment

Senate Minority Leader Chuck SchumerSenate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) ended the Senate's legislative year blocking the Trump administration's pick to head the Federal Railroad Administration due to his demand that the federal government provide billions of dollars in funding for a major tunnel project between New York and New Jersey.