FROM Charles Ferguson
Interest in Nuclear Power Rising in Oil-Rich Middle East Iran has been much in the news because of its progress in developing nuclear technology. Now some of its neighbors--Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Egypt, among them--are doing the same thing. Do they want electricity or something more? Charles Ferguson, a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, is author of its forthcoming report, ' Nuclear Energy: Balancing Benefits and Risks .'
Border security and campaign promises President Trump has promised tightened borders and a big beautiful wall. Guest host Barbara Bogaev looks at two tent-poles of the President's immigration policy: extreme vetting of visa applicants and building the US-Mexico border wall.
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
"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."