FROM Mohammad Abdollahi
Dreamers' Protests Put Pressure on Obama, Congress Nine young people — raised but not born in the United States — are being held in detention in Arizona. Frustrated by the failure of the so-called "DREAM Act" to grant them citizenship and unsatisfied by President Obama's offer of deferred deportation, they crossed into Mexico and then asked for the right to return on humanitarian grounds. Lizbeth Mateo, who was 10 when she was brought to the US, is a graduate of Cal State Northridge who's already told Santa Clara Law School she may not make classes on time. Before crossing the border, she made a video statement .
"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?
Trump's ethical conflicts pile up as transparency diminishes President Trump's refusal to reveal his income tax returns is just one example of a lack of transparency that could be hiding conflicts of interest. Other conflicts are already obvious from his appointments. And he's being sued for using his job to increase his profits.
The flight bumping heard around 'round the world Recent video of a passenger forcibly removed from a United Airlines plane is a worst-case example of what's happened since consolidation into just four US-based carriers. Management seems to be tone-deaf to a decline in service — and even abuse — of passengers.