FROM Eric Berger
All Signs Go for First Private Flight to Space Station America's government-funded Space Shuttle Discovery made its final flight today — from the Kennedy Space Center, over Washington and the National Mall -- to a museum at Dulles International Airport. Other shuttles will go to New York and Los Angeles while one stays in Florida. Meantime, NASA has scheduled the first private rendezvous with the orbiting space station for the end of this month. Eric Berger is space and science reporter for the Houston Chronicle .
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?
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
"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."