Mattis says threat of nuclear attack by N.Korea accelerating. Pence to U.S. troops on North Korea: “Be ready”. Armageddon by accident: Trump and Kim’s brinkmanship raises the danger of an accidental conflict on the Korean Peninsula. Can Kim Jong-un control his nukes? North Korean defector warns US military strike would spark immediate retaliation. War with Kim Jong Un “must not happen”, South Korea says. North Korea defector says information more dangerous than US threats. The Korean missile crisis: Why deterrence is still the best option. America could subdue North Korea’s nuclear threats with a not-so-grand bargain. Democrats push bill to stop a Trump pre-emptive strike on North Korea. Almost half of Republicans want war with North Korea, a new poll says.

Xi Jinping sends rare message to Kim Jong-un in sign relations could be improving. How North Korea could start the unthinkable: War between America and China. Three reasons why Japan will likely continue to reject nuclear weapons.

From German Law Journal, a special issue on Traditions, Myths, and Utopias of Personhood. What Saudi Arabia’s purge means for the Middle East (and more). Meet Mohammed bin Salman, the Kim Jong Un of the Persian Gulf (and more). US backs out of global oil anti-corruption effort. There’s a serious hole in Donna Brazile’s new book. The perishable politician: Antoine Lilti on our enduring, unhealthy relationship with celebrity presidents. “I don’t even have kids and right now I just want to burn the whole thing down”: Something is wrong on the Internet. It is painful to watch philosophy as a discipline die in Uganda because it is judged with a capitalistic mindset and misunderstood.

Here’s what you need to know about the Paradise Papers revelations. Bernie Sanders warns of “international oligarchy” after Paradise Papers leak. “How rich do you have to be that you feel above the law? We need to target that number for intense taxation”.

Hours after horrific mass shooting, Texas attorney general Ken Paxton urges more people to bring guns to church. Here’s why the Texas church shooting is getting a different reaction from the attack in New York. Child deaths aren’t enough to inspire lawmakers to implement gun reform anymore. Mass shootings in America are spreading like a disease. EJ Graff on what political science can tell us about mass shootings. Ted Cruz accidentally explained America’s gun problem in one sentence. Whiteness doesn’t cause mass shootings. Donald Trump emphasizes “mental health” instead of domestic violence after Texas mass shooting.

Air Force error allowed Texas gunman to buy weapons. The military is reporting almost no domestic abusers to the main gun background check database. America’s domestic violence problem is a big part of its gun problem. Thread: “A few thoughts on guns and domestic violence, for those who want to follow along”. Nancy LeTourneau on a feminist response to gun violence.

“After a mass shooting we must know if the shooter is white so Republicans can decide if we should do everything to prevent it, or nothing”. Conway: Liberals just “see politics” after tragedies but “never help” victims. Fox News host says church is the best place to get shot: “There’s no other place we would want to go”. Conservative writer: God was “answering prayers” of Texas victims by letting them get shot.