FROM Mark Davis
State of the Union Strategy? With his own polls at historic lows because of Iraq, the White House says George W. Bush will act "boldly" for the remaining two years of his presidency. Tonight, as required by the Constitution, he'll deliver his annual message on the State of the Union . Can he change the subject to a domestic agenda? We hear from political observer Joe Conason and former presidential speechwriter Mark Davis.
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.
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.
White House flip flops: NATO, Syria and China In less than 100 days, President Trump has contradicted himself on a host of foreign policy issues — Syria, NATO, China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Is it a strength — or a weakness — for the United States when the world of power politics never knows what to expect?