FROM Jim Gerstenzang
The Economy, Pres. Bush and the Presidential Campaign At a rose-garden news conference today, President Bush blamed Congress for blocking his proposals to deal with the high price of gasoline. He reassured Americans that he feels their economic pain.
Bush-Blair News Conference Follows Iraq Study Group Report The day after the Baker-Hamilton Report , President Bush met at the White House with his principle ally in the war in Iraq, British Prime Minister Tony Blair. At a news conference , President Bush was asked by a British reporter if, in the face of the findings of the Iraq Study Group, he was in denial about the situation in Iraq. President responded by extensively defending the importance of the Iraq war.
"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."
Will the march for science politicize objective research? Protesters are gathering all over the country for tomorrow's Earth Day March for Science. Since President Trump has proposed massive cuts in basic scientific research, will the movement be perceived as partisan politics — whether scientists themselves like it or not?
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?