FROM Robert Wineburg
Obama's Version of the Faith-Based Initiative President Bush's faith-based initiative has been mired in controversy. Aides have resigned, claiming it's more about Republican politics than religion or social service. Today, talking about his own experience with church groups in Chicago, Barack Obama says he can do it better. Robert Wineburg, professor of social work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is author of Faith-Based Inefficiencies : The Follies of Bush's Initiatives.
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.
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.
"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."