FROM Carl Shepro
A Felon in the US Senate? Alaska's Ted Stevens , the longest serving Republican in the Senate, was convicted last week of seven felony charges. But he continued his race for re-election, and with votes still coming in, he's clinging onto a narrow lead over Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich , the Democrat who dared to challenge him. Carl Shepro, Professor of Political Science at the University of Alaska Anchorage, has more on the first convicted felon ever to win a race for the US Senate.
"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."
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.