FROM George Holden
Adrian Peterson Case Renews the Debate Over Corporal Punishment Running back Adrian Peterson has been suspended by the Minnesota Vikings after being indicted in Texas for reckless or negligent injury to a child. Peterson’s four-year old son reportedly suffered welts on his legs, buttocks and scrotum after Peterson whipped him with a switch like the one Peterson’s father often used on him. Voices have been raised on both sides—and one of Peterson’s best-known supporters is the legendary basketball star and sports commentator, Charles Barkley.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.
"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."
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?