FROM Tucker Carrington
Barbour's Pardons and Mississippi's History of Unjust Prosecutions Mississippi's former Governor Haley Barbour waited two days before explaining why he pardoned 200 convicts before leaving office this week. He said most already had been released and that all deserved the right to get jobs, vote and be licensed to hunt. But a judge blocked more than 21 pardons and four convicted killers may have to go back to jail. Judge Tomie Green agreed with an outraged Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood that some may have violated the state constitution, which requires a notice of possible pardons be published in local newspapers for 30 days. Tucker Carrington is Director of the Mississippi Innocence Project, based at the University of Mississippi School of Law.
Is the threat from Russia missing from the Russia meddling probe? There's much being made about the Trump administration's possible ties with Russia. But the bottom line is Russia's effort to influence American democracy. Do the President and his aides care enough to take action before voters go back to the polls?
Venezuela spirals into economic and political chaos Venezuela, a country whose potential for prosperity is unmatched, finds itself on the verge of civil war. What sustains the repressive government? With time running out, guest host León Krauze looks at what the international community can do to pull the country from the edge of collapse.
The Trump agenda: where's the beef? President Trump says big things are happening. After celebrating a House bill on health care, he doesn’t yet have Senate agreement. With James Comey’s public testimony scheduled tomorrow, the President today tweeted his selection of a new FBI Director. Is the Chief Executive all style and no substance? Later, terror attacks in Iran and conflicting claims about who’s behind them.