FROM Anthony Cannella
California GOP Pushes Immigration Reform against Party Grain Governor Brown says he'll sign at least some controversial bills designed to make life better for undocumented workers. Approved by Democrats in the legislative session that ended on Friday, they would allow illegal immigrants to practice law, serve on juries and obtain drivers' licenses among other things. Most Republicans voted, "no," but not State Senator Anthony Cannella, whose district spreads from Merced, in the Central Valley, to Salinas, which is inland from Monterey.
"Tough on crime" rhetoric sees a revival at Sessions' DOJ The pendulum swings between treatment-focused approaches to drug abuse and tough law enforcement. Now, after years of Obama-era "reforms," President Trump’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions wants local police freed from federal restrictions to fight another "war on drugs."
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?