FROM Kathleen Day
Bogus Firm Gets Nuclear License in Sting Operation The General Accounting Office launched an uncover operation to see if some agents could buy radioactive materials using forged documents. They succeeded, exposing a major hole in the Nuclear Regulatory Commission 's security system. If this is all that stands between Americans and a dirty bomb attack, how safe are we? We hear what went wrong from Kathleen Day of the Washington Post and what the government must do from former NRC physicist Joel Lubenau.
Why Don't Facts Matter? "Fake News" may have a long history, but social media and 21st Century politics have brought it front and center. One reason for its appeal and its power is the tendency of so many people to cling to their beliefs — even when confronted with contradictory evidence. Today, another look at the Emotional States of America.
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?
"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."