Last year, Aramco abruptly suspended a plan to go public in an offering that the crown prince hoped would value the company at trillion. It chose instead to acquire a majority stake in a petrochemical company, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, or Sabic. In April, Aramco held the bond sale to help finance that acquisition. Saudi officials have said since then that there was a chance the stock offering could be revived.GO TO STORE
The language from Mr. Trump was much less assertive than that used by members of Congress from both parties, the State Department and Mr. Bolton. In an interview with Voice of America on Aug. 14, Mr. Bolton said Americans “remember Tiananmen Square” and “the picture of the man standing in front of the line of tanks.” He added, “It would be a big mistake to create a new memory like that in Hong Kong.”GO TO STORE
Mr. Young also said the university’s campus was transcending boundaries: Men and women take classes together, and it enrolls a higher percentage of women in engineering program than its Texas program.GO TO STORE
The unpleasant belief underlying “Guns or Glitter,” obviously, is that gender is destiny — that learning this single thing about a fetus will answer almost every other question you might have about the child you expect to parent. Perhaps people place so much importance on this revelation because, until that point, the child remains an idea, a featureless abstraction. At the instant a sex is assigned, an image forms — an image of a person who is, before all else, gendered. The announcement offers a green light to start layering the unborn person with signifiers: to plan outfits and decorate rooms, to imagine bonding rituals, to project your own insecurities and unfulfilled longings. It’s a surprise party designed to eliminate surprises, to set expectations and assumptions and boundaries, to create a kind of reductive certainty where there was once nothing but uncertainty. By its very nature, it sets everybody up to fail.