FROM Madeleine Smithberg
Jon Stewart's Final Show: The Evolution of 'The Daily Show' As the Republicans staged the first debate of next year's campaign, another TV performer stepped down last night. Madeleine Smithberg was a co-creator of The Daily Show , and was involved in hiring Jon Stewart and others to be on the show. She helps us trace how The Daily Show evolved during its 16 years on Comedy Central.
"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."
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.
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?