FROM Ivor John
The State of California’s Plan to Reduce Greenhouse gas Emissions Last year, Democrats and one Republican passed AB 32 , which calls for California to reduce greenhouse gases 25% by the year 2020. With a pat on the back from then-Prime Minister Tony Blair, Governor Schwarzenegger said it would “ change the course of history .” He said other states and the federal government would follow his lead and that California would be a world leader in clean technology. In January, the State Air Resources Board is supposed to have completed the first step. PHOTO: A dark clouds are seen over Jakarta's skyline, 14 November 2007. BAY ISMOYO/AFP/Getty Images
"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?
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.