FROM Todd Benrud
Facebook IPO: A Touchstone Cultural Moment for America? Facebook 's share price for tomorrow's initial public offering will be $38. One close observer calls the IPO a "touchstone cultural moment." He's David Kirkpatrick, founder of the Techonomy Conference, which studies "how technology is changing everything else." He's also author of The Facebook Effect : The Inside Story of the Company That Is Changing the World.
"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."
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.
In Janesville, WI, Middle America meets the new American dream Janesville, Wisconsin is the hometown of Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. But he couldn't prevent the closing of the General Motors factory after 100 years. We hear what's happened to what once was a model of American middle-class unity.