FROM Jimmy Stotts
Climate Change: Politics and Reality Climate change is a big part of Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic platform. Donald Trump and the GOP call it a hoax with no basis in science. Meantime, temperatures in Kuwait are rising to historic highs, and melting ice in the Arctic is changing the lives of nomadic native Alaskans. Extreme weather apparently is becoming the norm, and climate scientists are working faster to connect the dots between heat waves and global warming. We update some facts on the ground and hear how the climate change is playing in the presidential campaign.
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.
Rhetoric and brinksmanship on the Korean Peninsula For 25 years, the US has viewed North Korea's nuclear program with increasing alarm. Now President Trump says this country has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what he's actually doing… and what might come next.
"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."