Martial Law

Push for Martial Law in Hong Kong Could Save, or Destroy, the Economy

After Hong Kong chief executive Carrie Lam made remarks on Tuesday that indicated she might invoke a law that would give her broad emergency powers to deal with the protest movement, arguments about whether such a move would save, or destroy, Hong Kong’s economy have boiled across the island and among international observers.

Police officers point their guns at protesters in Tseun Wan in Hong Kong on August 25, 2019 in the latest opposition protests to a planned extradition law that has since morphed into a wider call for democratic rights in the semi-autonomous city. (Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images)

Maher: Trump ‘Sounds Like He’s Setting Up’ Martial Law

On Friday’s broadcast of HBO’s “Real Time,” host Bill Maher said that when President Trump talks about the left being an angry mob, it “sounds like he’s setting up” implementing martial law. Maher stated, “I’m frightened because Trump talks every day

Bill Maher on 7/22/16 "Real Time"