FROM Kevin Spillane
What Kind of Term Limits Reform Does Prop. 93 Promise? Prop 93 on next month’s ballot is entitled, “Limits on Legislative Terms in Office”—and that’s technically accurate. Current law allows a total of 14 years in the Assembly and Senate and Prop 93 would cut that to 12. Nevertheless, some 42 incumbents could end up serving more than the current limit of 14 if the measure were passed.
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.
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.