FROM Stanley Young
World’s Biggest Auto Maker Caught Perpetrating a World-class Scam Volkswagen recently surpassed Toyota as the world's largest maker of automobiles. That includes cars fitted with so-called "clean diesel" engines -- marketed not just as being green but also as being "fun to drive." It turns out that those two things don't go together after all, and Volkswagen has admitted to cheating to make it seem like they do.
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?
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."