FROM Nancy Snow
Losing Their Cool: Joe, Serena and Kanye In the hallowed venue of a joint session of Congress, Republican Congressman Joe Wilson yelled, "You lie" at President Obama. At the highly competitive US Open, tennis star Serena Williams threatened an official who said she stepped over a line. And, last night, hip-hopper Kanye West interrupted Taylor Swift 's acceptance speech to say Beyonce should have won the MTV Award for best video. Nancy Snow is Professor of Public Diplomacy at Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications.
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.
The US gets deeper into Middle East wars. What's the endgame? President Trump welcomed Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to the White House today… just one of the changes in America's approach to the Middle East since Barack Obama left office. We hear about that and the escalation of warfare as well as civilian casualties.
"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."