FROM Peter Davison
Plastic in the Ocean - Where Has It All Gone? Cups, bags, bottles and drinking straws, many of these single-use plastics end up in the ocean. But according to a new study, it’s not exactly clear how much of this kind of plastic trash is out there in the depths, and what is happening to it. This week, the National Academy of Sciences reported that a team led by Spanish researchers have found that 99% of the debris they expected to find in the ocean simply wasn’t there. So, where did it go? Peter Davison, a marine biologist at the Farallon Institute in Petaluma, California, joins us.
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.
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?
"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."