FROM Jason Rosenbaum
National Guard Rolls into Ferguson, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon called out the National Guard today in Ferguson, Missouri, where a white policeman gunned down young African-American Michael Brown 10 days ago. The President has been briefed about an investigation by Attorney General Eric Holder. The family of Michael Brown hired forensic pathologists to perform a second autopsy. Jason Rosenbaum is in Ferguson for St. Louis Public Radio.
Truth and Lies in Trumpland Donald Trump is using mis-information like no President has before him. It's an unprecedented challenge to the news media, and a potential threat to democracy. We hear how the "leader of all the people" is dividing Americans and confusing the rest of the world.
"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."
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.