FROM Jerry Adler
Lockerbie Bomber Released Early The bombing of a jetliner over Lockerbie, Scotland killed 270 people in 1988. The only person convicted was Libyan Abdelbaset Ali Al-Megrahi. He's been serving a life sentence on 270 counts, but now has terminal prostate cancer. He was released today on humanitarian grounds. Jerry Adler is a contributor to Newsweek magazine and co-author of The Price of Terror , a book about the incident.
"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."
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.
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.