FROM Robert Jacobs
Kesha Case Has the Music Industry Taking Sides Last Friday's ruling by a judge in Manhattan has focused widespread attention on a shocking case that, up until now, has been fodder only for trade magazines. Pop singer Kehsha has filed suit to get out of her contract with Sony because she claims she was raped by her collaborator in writing music. Kesha at the Today Show in New York, 2012 Photo: Becky Sullivan
"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."
GOP 'Nukes' the Senate filibuster on SCOTUS nominees Senate Democrats today blocked Judge Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the US Supreme Court… but just for the moment. The Republican majority has changed the rules to force a likely confirmation as soon as tomorrow.
Nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula slowly coming to a head North Korea did not conduct a nuclear test this weekend, but it did show apparent progress in developing a missile that that could strike the United States. The Trump Administration says it has lost its "strategic patience." We hear what that might -- or might not -- mean for North Korea, China and the prospects for diplomacy.