FROM Katya Kazakina
Art Market Flouts Recession in Miami Beach At America's biggest art fair this week, major museum directors and other collectors are lining up to bid on paintings, sculptures, assemblages and collaborations insured for $2.5 billion. While this Thanksgiving week was the worst for the equity markets since 1932, that has not put a crimp in Art Basel Miami Beach , where 260 galleries are showing works by 2000 artists with asking prices into the millions. Katya Kazakina is the art market reporter for Bloomberg News .
"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."
100 days of executive action: Accomplishment or posturing? President Trump's first 100 days have featured a flood of high-profile executive orders. Which ones do what he says they do, and which ones don't? How are Trump voters feeling now?
Mixed Messages from US diplomats on the new hard line on Syria Since President Trump's surprise retaliation against Syria's use of chemical weapons, Bashar al-Assad has used the same airport to launch conventional attacks on his own people. It's not clear what the US, its allies — or Vladimir Putin's Russia -- plan to do now.