FROM Elizabeth Milito
Rise in Arrests and the Ban the Box Movement The crime wave of the 1990’s led to a crackdown sometimes called “broken windows” — featuring increased arrests, often for minor infractions, sometimes for no real infractions at all. The result: almost one third of all Americans, 77 million people, have been arrested. This week, the Wall Street Journal published an article headlined, “ As Arrest Records Rise, Americans Find Consequences Can Cost a Lifetime .” John Emshwiller was a co-author.
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
After Syria strike a new Trump doctrine emerges The President who promised an end to entanglements in the Middle East and snuggled up to Vladimir Putin has now outraged Russia with surprise missile attacks on Syria. That's raised questions about who's running the White House? We hear a variety of answers.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
"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."