This week on HERE and THERE

MONDAY Nov. 13 - One day, President Donald Trump says the US is ready to destroy North Korea; the next, he says, we’re ready to negotiate.  One week, China is a currency manipulator, the next trade imbalances are all America’s fault.  Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute and co-author of the new book, One National After Trump tracks the zigs and zags. 

TUESDAY  Nov. 14 - Almost all the experts agree, there is no viable military solution to America’s nuclear crisis with North Korea.  But Joseph Cirincione, the President of the Ploughshares Fund and author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late, worries the exception may be President Donald Trump

WEDNESDAY Nov. 15 - Under pressure for lawsuits and the NM Legislature, the Archdiocese of Santa Fe has released a list of 74 priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse of children.  But Ellen Berkovitch, the leader of KSFR’s Investigative Unit, says that list, long as it is, may not be complete. 

THURSDAY  Nov. 16 - Kurdish fighters have played key roles in expelling the Islamic State from Mosul and Raqqa.  Massoud Barzani, the leader of the Kurdish Regional Government in Iraq thought independence should be his people’s reward.  But he overbid his hand. Now his people are menaced by Iraqi and Iranian armed forces. Kenneth Rosen of the NY Times watched this tragedy unfold.