FROM Richard Holober
Proposition 10: Environmental Protection or Corporate Giveaway? Proposition 10 was put on next month's ballot by the Clean Energy Fuels Corporation in Seal Beach. It's owned by the Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens and produces natural gas. The $5 billion bond measure would provide more than $3 billion in rebates for vehicles that run on alternative fuels, including natural gas. The rest of the money would fund research and development of renewable energy technology.
"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."
Is Venezuela becoming a dictatorship? Venezuela may have the world's largest oil reserves, but it's a nation in trouble… economically and politically. Is a populist promise to rescue democracy turning out to be a prelude to dictatorship?
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?