FROM Nour Malas
Shiite Forces Mobilize to Retake Ramadi The government of Iraq has deployed two powerful Shiite militias to help retake the city of Ramadi from ISIS, the so-called Islamic state, which captured it Sunday. It's a risky strategy in volatile Anbar Province, with its mix of Sunni tribesmen and other security units. Nour Malas is reporting from Baghdad for the Wall Street Journal . Special thanks to Sarah Sween for production assistance.
"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?
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.