University of Maryland
FROM Holly Brewer
At What Age Are You an Adult? That Depends... Beginning June 8 in California, you have to be 21 to buy cigarettes and other tobacco products. That is, unless you’re active duty military. Military personnel can still buy cigarettes at age 18. Those men and women can go to war, after all, and if you’re male, you must register with the Selective Service on your eighteenth birthday. We all become adults when we turn 18, don’t we? Well, it depends on which benchmark you’re looking at, and which state you live in. And though we generally think of our eighteenth birthday as the day we transition to adulthood, that hasn’t always been the case.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?