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7 Feb, 2019 00:19

News. Views. Hughes - February 06, 2019 (17:00 ET)

US test-fires ICBM ahead of talks w/ N. Korea

The US test-launched a Minuteman intercontinental ballistic missile lit up the southern California sky before hurtling across the Pacific Ocean to an atoll 4,200 miles away. The test comes at a time of rising tensions around the world following the US withdrawal from the historic Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty. Meanwhile, US and North Korea plan to continue talks toward the latter’s denuclearization. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca has the details.

Trump can threaten China but it’s ‘mostly theater’ – Richard Wolff

Economist and founder of Democracy at Work Richard Wolff joins News.Views.Hughes to discuss the “unfair trade practices” President Donald Trump criticized in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. Prof. Wolff says that the US is trying to “hustle” China over China’s alleged theft of intellectual property. He thinks that US leaders “are trying to hold China back and the Chinese won’t allow it.”

Virginia gov’t in disgrace & disarray

Virginia’s attorney general has admitted that he wore blackface and racially insensitive costume in 1980 when he was 19 years old. This comes after Gov. Northam (D-Virginia) was discovered to have worn blackface in decades prior and sexual assault allegations surfaced against Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax (D-Virginia). Luther Mercer of Whole Child Strategies joins Scottie Nell Hughes to weigh in.